•William Shakespeare (1564—1616), King Lear •Ben Jonson (1572—1637), Volpone •John Webster (c. 1580—c. 1625), The Duchess of Malfi


•Edmund Spenser (1552—99), *’Prothalamion’ (1596) and three sonnets (from Amoretti, 1595): 64 (’Comming to kisse her lyps’), 68 (‘Most glorious Lord of lyfe’), 75 (‘One day I wrote her name upon the strand’) •Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586) from Astrophel and Stella (1591), 5 (It is most true that eyes are formed to serve), 9 (Queen Virtue's court), 71 (Who will in fairest book of Nature know); •William Shakespeare, Sonnets (1609), 73 (That time of year thou mayst in me behold), 129 (Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame), 130 (My Mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun) •Mary Wroth (1587? – 1651?), from Pamphilia to Amphilantus (1621), 16 (Am I thus conquered?), 39 (Take heed mine eyes) •Aemilia Lanyer (1569 – 1645), from Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611), "Eve's Apology in Defence of Women" •Ben Jonson, ‘To the Memory of My Beloved, The Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us’ •John Donne (1572—1631), ‘The Sun Rising’, ‘The Bait’, ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’, ‘The Relic’, Elegy 19 (‘To his Mistress going to Bed’), Holy Sonnets 7, 10, 14; ‘A Hymn to God the Father’ •George Herbert (1593—1633), ‘The Collar’, ‘Redemption’, ‘Denial’, ‘The Flower, ‘Love (III)’ •John Milton (1609—74), Paradise Lost I, IV, IX


•The Bible in translation (extracts in the Norton anthology) •Book of Homilies, "An Homily Against Disobedience"

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