Additional Readings

The following readings were cut from the bound anthology and are now available here in electronic form. Suggestions for further reading are also provided.

Simon Fish
A Supplication for the Beggars

John Bale
The Laborious Journey and Search of John Leland, for England’s Antiquities

Certain Sermons or Homilies
An Exhortation Concerning Good Order and Obedience to Rulers and Magistrates

William Baldwin
from A Mirror for Magistrates
The Second Part of The Mirror for Magistrates

Arthur Golding
from Ovid’s Metamorphisis

John Dee
from The Mathematical Preface to Euclid’s Elements of Geometry

Popular Literature in Sixteenth-Century England
Pamphlets of Murder and Mayhem
Sundry Strange and Inhuman Murders, Lately Committed

Broadsides and Ballads

George Gascoigne
from The Posies of George Gascoigne

Edmund Spenser
from The Faerie Queene
from A View of the Present State of Ireland

Thomas Lodge
from Scylla’s Metamorphisis Interlaced with the Unfortunate Love of Glaucus

Sir Walter Ralegh
The Last Fight of the Revenge

Sir John Davies
from Orchestra or, A Poem of Dancing

George Chapman
from Ovid’s Banquet of Sense
A Coronet for His Mistress Philosophy

Thomas Deloney
from Jack of Newbury

John Florio and Michel de Montaigne
Montaigne’s Essays
Appendix: Florio’s Contribution to English Vocabulary

Suggestions for Further Reading