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“ First

"Ralph Roister 1586. Ford born.

Doister (first English 1586. Beaumont born.

comedy) acted.

1587. Marlowe's Tamburlaine."

1558. Peele born.

1588-94. Shakespeare's

1559. Chapman born.

Period."

1560 (?). Greene born.

1592. Greene died.

1562. Sackville and Norton's “Gor- 1592. Greene's reference to Shake.

boduc" (first English tra.

speare.

geriy) acted.

1592. Peele died.
1564. Marlowe born.

1593. Marlowe died.
1564. Shakespeare born.

1593. Shakespeare's “Venus and

1573. Ben Jonson born.

Adonis.'

1576. First theatre erected in 1594. Shakespeare's “Rape of Lu-

London.

ciece.”

1579. Fletcher born.

1595-1601. Shakespeare's “Second

1582. Shakespeare's marriage.

Period."

1584. Massinger born.

1596. Shirley born.

1586 (?). Shakespeare goes to Lon. 1596. Ben Jonson's “Every Man

don.

in his Humour."

1616. Shakespeare died.

1616. Beaumont died.
1623. Webster's “Duchess

Malli."

1625. Fletcher died.

1634. Chapman died.

1637. Ben Jonson died.

1640. Ford died.
1640. Massinger died.
1642. Theatres closed.
1667. Shirley died.

Bacon ; Fuller, Jeremy Taylor, Baxter, Bunyan ; Walton; Browne;

Clarendon; Hobbes ; Lovelace, Suckling, Herbert, Herrick

Milton, Donne, Cowley, Denham, Waller, Pp. 89-128

1561. Bacon born.

1629. Milton B.A. at Cambridge.
1573. Donne born.

1631. Donne died.
1588. Hobbes born.

1633. Herbert's “ Temple.”.

1593. Isaak Walton born.

1633. Milton's " Arcades,” “ L'Al.

1597. First edition of Bacon's

legro,” “Il Penseroso."

*Essays.”

1634. Milton's "Comus" acted.

1605. Bacon's “Advancement of 1637. Milton's “ Lycidas."

Learning."

1640–78. Walton's “Lives."

1605. Waller born.

1641. Suckling died.

1605. Browne born.

1641-42. Milton's Pamphlets

1608. Fuller born.

Church Government.

1608. Suckling born.

1642. Fuller's "Holy State.'

1608. Clarendon born.

1643. Browne's “ Religio Medici.”

1608. Milton born.

1644. Milton's " Areopagitica."

1612. Second edition of Bacon's 1644-45. Milton's Divorce Tracts
“Essays.

1645. Fuller's “Good Thoughts in
1613. Jeremy Taylor born.

Bad Times."
1615. Baxter born.

1646. Browne's “ Vulgar Errors."
1615. Denham born.

1646. Collected edition of Milton's

1618. Bacon made Lord Chancel.

lor.

1647. Cowley's “ Mistress.”

1618. Lovelace born.

1648. Fuller's “ Profane State."
1618. Cowley born.

1648. lerrick's “ Hesperides.".

1620. Bacon's “ Novum Organum." 1649. Milton's " Eikonoclastes."

1621. Bacon's fall from power. 1653. Walton's "Complete Angler."

1623. Third edition of Bacon's 1656. Fuller's “ Church History."

Essays."

1658. Lovelace died.

1626. Bacon died.

1659-60. Milton's Restoration Pam.

1628. Bunyan born.

phlets.

1674. Clarendon died.

1674. Milton diedi.

1678. Bunyan's “Pilgrim's Pro

gress.'

1679. Hobbes died.
1682. Browne died.
1683. Walton died.
1687. Waller died.
1688. Bunyan died.
1691. Baxter died.

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1677. Dryden's “ All for Love."
1658. Dryden's first poem published. 1677. Wycherley's “ Plain Dealer."
1660. Dryden's “Astræa Redux." 1677. Dr. Isaac Barrow viied.
1661. Dıyden's “Panegyric on the 1678. Third part of “Hudibras."
Coronation."

1678. George Farquhar born.

1662. Royal Society incorporated. 1680. Gilbert Burnet's “ Account of

1662. First part of Builer's “Hudi.

the Life and Death of the

bras."

Earl of Rochester."

1662. Dryden's “ Epistle on the 1680. Butler died.

Lord Chancellor.”

1680. Sir Robert Filmer's “ Patri.

1663. Second part of “Hudibras."

archa."
1663. Dryden's "Epistle to Dr. 1681. Dryden's “Absalom and
Charlton”
and “Wild

Achitophel."
Gallant."

1682. Dryden's “The Medal,”
1663. Dryden married.

“ MacFlecknoe,” and
1666. Sir John Vanirugh born.

“Religio Laici.”

1667. Dryden's “Annus Mirabilis." 1685. Thomas Otway died.

1668. Dryden's “Essay of Dramatic 1686. Dryden joined the Church of

Poesy.”

Rome.

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