- Two English lawyers, Norton and Sackville produced the first English tragedy on Seneca model in blank verse, Gorboduc.
- English prose first made its appearance in Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, even before the advent of King Alfred.
- The first Folio of Shakespeare was published in 1623. The two editors were Heminge and Condell.
- Four poets associated with the ‘Decadent Movement’ are Oscar Wilde, Lionel Johnson, Ernest Dowson and Arthur Symons.
By the time he returned to England he had become an accomplished writer. In 1576, during his stay with his uncle Leicester at Kenilworth, he fell in love with Penelope, the twelve year old daughter of the Earl of Essex. Though the marriage did not materialize the attachment resulted in a series of sonnets addressed to the lady “Stella”- Sidney’s name for Penelope. Sonnets of Sidney were not published during his lifetime; many of “Stella” poems, however, circulated in manuscript.
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In The Dunciad Pope hurls the pointed shaft of his satire on contemporary poets, critics and furbishes who have incurred his wrath by just or unjust criticism of his writing, physical weakness, religion, tamely and has to. Pope’s satiric net even takes in the authors’ who were dead and who were yet to be born For he describes at length the reign of poets, past, present and future. The poet was inspired not only by Dryden’s Mac flecknoe but also from the literary influence of Horace and Juvenal.
|Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.”
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