Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum

The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part 3

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 3 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow III. THE LOVER’S ERRAND.   So the strong will prevailed, and Alden went on his errand,                                      185 Out of the street of the village, and into the paths of the forest, … Continue reading

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The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part 2

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 2 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow II. LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP   Nothing was heard in the room but the hurrying pen of the stripling, Or an occasional sigh from the laboring heart of the Captain, Reading the … Continue reading

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The Courtship of Miles Standish, Part 1

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 1 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I. MILES STANDISH [1]   In the Old Colony days, in Plymouth the land of the Pilgrims,[2] To and fro in a room of his simple and primitive dwelling, Clad in … Continue reading

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Faerie Queene Introductory Materials

This introduction to The Faerie Queene will help you to understand the time period when it was written, meet the author Edmund Spenser, and interpret the text’s allegory and verse structure. By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South … Continue reading

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The Age Which Produced The Faerie Queene

The Age Which Produced The Faerie Queene  By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College The study of the Faerie Queene should be preceded by a review of the great age in which it was written. An … Continue reading

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Study of The Faerie Queene

Study of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College A Romantic Epic Influence of the New Learning Interpretation of the Allegory The Spenserian Stanza Versification Diction and Style 1. A ROMANTIC EPIC.—The Faerie … Continue reading

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Spenser Chronological Table of Events

What happened during the lifetime of Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), the author of The Faerie Queene? Learn more about this writer and put his life in context with the chart below. Chronological Table of Events By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor … Continue reading

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Edmund Spenser Author of The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser: The Author of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College Edmund Spenser was born in London near the Tower in the year 1552. His parents were poor, though they were probably … Continue reading

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T. S. Eliot Biography

This biography of T.S. Eliot comes from the Yale Modernism Lab, where you’ll find a wealth of resources about modernist writers in the years 1914-1926. You can view their original works and find out how they influenced each other; search … Continue reading

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George Orwell Resources

Would you like to learn more about George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four? George Orwell (1903-1950) was the pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, an English novelist whose work is known for clarity, intelligence, and wit, as well … Continue reading

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