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Voir tout. Henry Louis Mencken. Le Guignon Baudelaire Charles Baudelaire. Jusserand This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www. For a complete list, please see the bottom of this document. Large Crown 8vo, cloth, 7s. Photogravure Frontispiece and 4 other Full-page Illustrations. With a Heliogravure Frontispiece and Twenty-three other Engravings.

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Demy 8vo, cloth, gilt top, 12s. Jusserand has once more made English literature his debtor by his admirable monograph on Piers Plowman It is a masterly contribution to the history of our literature, inspired by rare delicacy of critical appreciation. Demy 8vo, cloth, 12s. London: T. Reprinted November, Reprinted March, A compressed account of the subject, amounting to scarcely more than a hundred pages of the present volume, was therefore deemed sufficient to satisfy such craving as there was for information concerning Nash, Greene, Lodge, and the more important among their peers.

According to the publishers of the book this estimate was not fallacious, and there were no complaints of omission. When the honour of a translation was proposed for the small volume, it appeared that a more thoroughaccount of the distant forefathers of the novelists of to-day would perhaps be acceptable in England; for here the question was of countrymen and ancestors.

The work was for this reason entirely remodelled and rewritten in order to furnish fuller particulars on our authors' lives and works, and to extract from their darksome place of retirement such forgotten heroes as Zelauto, Sorares, Parismus, who had, some of them, once upon a time, been known to fame, and had played their part in the toilsome task of bringing the modern English novel to shape. In writing of Shakespeare's contemporaries, care has been taken to enable the reader to judge them on their own merits. With this view an effort has been made to illustrate their spirit by what was best in their books, and not necessarily what would recall the master-dramatist's works, and would expose them to the extreme danger of being dwarfed by him beyond desert, and of fading away in his light as moths in the sunshine.

Considered from this standpoint, they will not, however, cease to offer some degree of interest to the Shakespearean student, for this process makes us aware not merely of what materials Shakespeare happened to use, but from what stores he chose them. On this account such works as Greene's tales of real life have been studied at some length, and a chapter has been devoted to Nash, who, high as he stands among the older novelists, has been allowed to pass unnoticed as a tale writer by all historians of fiction.

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Engravings have been added, for it seemed that scattered as the rare originals of our tales remain, it would be of assistance to gather together those curious characteristics. They give an idea of the kind of illustrations then in fashion, of the sort of appearance some of our authors wore; they show how in the course of centuries, Guy of Warwick was transformed from an armour-clad knight into a plain squire with a cane and a cocked hat; and they exemplify the way in which foreign artists were in several cases imitated with the burin, in the same books in which foreign literary models were imitated with the pen.


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Objection having been taken, in the very kindly criticisms passed upon this work, to the absence of the only known representation of Greene, this defect has been supplied in the present edition. I need not say that the translator of the portions written originally in French took the trouble to overlook my additions, and to revise my revisions. I need saythat my heartiest thanks are due also to the well-known Elizabethan scholar, Mr.

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Professional bookseller's independent website. The subject was to the last degree interesting, and our poet exerted his talent to the utmost in some verses which pleased the queen- regent, Mary de Medicis, so highly, that she rewarded him with a pension of crowns nor was there a man of his condition, that had more free access to her, or was more kindly received by her. In the mean time, he was constantly seen at those meetings of all the persons of quality and merit, which were kept at the house of Mad. This was like a small choice court, less numerous indeed than that of the Louvre , but, had charms which entirely engaged the heart of Gombauld; and he frequented it with great pleasure, as well as with more assiduity than any other, the Louvre not excepted.

Thus he passed his time in a way the most agreeable to a poet, and at length devoted himself entirely to the belles lettres. It was printed in He was now accounted one of those choice spirits, who make up the ministry in the republic of letters, and form the schemes of its advancement. In this employ we find him among those few men of wit, whose meetings in gave rise to the Academy of Belles Lettres, founded by cardinal Richelieu; and, accordingly, he became a member of that society at its first institution.

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He was one of the three who was appointed to examine the statutes of the new academy in , and he afterwards finished memoirs for completing them. He lived many years in the enjoyment of these honours, and had his fortune increased by an additional pension from M. Seguier, chancellor of France. These marks of esteem do honour to his patrons, for he openly professed the reformed religion, although in such a manner as to avoid giving offence, or shocking the prejudices of those with whom he associated.

He had always enjoyed very good health; but, as he was one day walking in his room, which was customary with him, his foot slipped; and, falling down, he hurt himself so, that he was obliged almost constantly to keep his bed to the end of his life, which lasted near a century.