A History of Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury

By George Saintsbury

This Elibron Classics publication is a facsimile reprint of a 1910 version via Macmillan and Co., restricted, London.

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Besidesa book on Falconry and numerous translations (to which, like all the men of his schooland day, he was much addicted),he wrote a good many occasionalpoems,trying even blank verse. BarnabeGooge, a Lincolnshire man, and a member of both universities, appearsto have been born in 1540, wasemployedin Ireland, and died in 1594. He was kin to the Cecils,and Mr. He, too, wasan indefatigable translator, andwrotesomeoriginalpoems. Bothpoetsaffected thecombination of Alexandrine andfourteener TURBERVILLE 19 (split up or not, as the printer chose,into six, six, eight, six), the popularity of which has been noted, and both succumbed too often to its capacitiesof doggerel.

There is indeed a certain one-sidednessabout it, and a devil's advocatemight urge that a long poemcouchedin verse(let alone the subject) of such unbroken gloom would be intolerable. But Sackvilledid not write a long poem,and his completecommand within his limits of the effectat whichhe evidentlyaimedis most remarkable. _truthjpf its imagery. Froma youngpoetwealways expect second-hand presentations of nature, and in Sackville's day second-hand presentation of naturehad beenelevatedto the rank of a science.

Its voluminouspamphleteering,thoughmuch of it, especially the Martin Marprelate controversy, might come chronologically within the limit of this chapter, will be better reservedfor a notice in Chapter VI. of the whole pamphlet litera- tureof the reignsof ElizabethandJames-aninteresting subject, the relation of which to the modern periodical has beensomewhat overlooked, and whichindeedwas,until a comparatively recent period, not very easy to study. Gabriel Harvey alone, as CHAP, n THE BEGINNINGS OF PROSE 29 distinctly belonging to the earlier Elizabethans, may be here included with other critics.

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