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dignity to the Puritanic character. And if the virtue was sometimes marred by self-will, and the faith distorted by fanaticism, it was but as the light of the stedfast stars may be for awhile dimmed or hidden by the mists and vapours of this sin-worn mould. If we do not refuse to the memory of the Puritans the just tribute of our gratitude, we must acknowledge that to them it was owing that England did not sink to the level of the France or the Spain of that day. We have entered into the labours of their might: if we have received from them any traditions not of sound doctrine, the fault is ours if we allow the authority of their opinion—which was but 'knowledge in the making'—to prejudice us against the teaching and the warning of their example.

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1608 Bancroft persecutes the Puritans; they emigrate Edward Hyde (afterwards Earl of Clarendon) b., Dec. 9, John Milton b.; 20, to Virginia; May 4, German Protestant Union. d. 1674; Thomas Fuller b., d. 1661; Thomas baptized at Allhallows,

Sackville, Lord Buckhurst and Earl of Dor- Bread-street.

set d. (81). 1609 Holy League of German powers (Roman Ca- Sir Matthew Hale b., d. 1678; Sir J. Suckling tholic).

b., d. 1641; Publication of Shakespeare's

1610 Henry IV of France assassinated, May 4.
1611 Ulster Settlement.

Authorised Version of the Bible, May 22 ;

James Harrington b., d. 1677.
1612 Earl of Salisbury, the younger Cecil d., May Samuel Butler b., d. 1680.

24; Prince Henry d., Nov. 6.
1613 Princess Elizabeth married to Frederic, Elector Jeremy Taylor b., d. 1667; Drayton's Poly-

Palatine, Feb. 14; Sir Thomas Overbury olbion, First Part, published, Second Part in
murdered, Sept. 24 (32).

1614 The · Addle Parliament'; the Undertakers.' Henry More (the Platonist) b., d. 1687; Raleigh's

History of the World published.
1615 Trial of the Earl and Countess of Somerset; Richard Baxter b., d. 1691.

George Villiers, Privy Councillor, April 23 ;
Arabella Stuart d., Sept. 17.—Second Part
of Don Quixote. (First Part published,

this year.

1616 Cautionary towns surrendered to Holland; Con- Shakespeare d. (52), April 23; Francis Beau

demnation and reprieve of Somerset. mont d. (30); Publication of Jonson's UnderMiguel Cervantes d. (69).

woods, and Browne's Britannia's Pastorals. 1617 Book of Sports ; Episcopacy in Scotland; Ra- Ralph Cudworth b., d. 1688; Algernon Sidney b. leigh's Guiana expedition.

(?), beheaded, Dec. 7, 1683. 1618 Bacon, Lord Chancellor, Jan. 4; Execution of Joshua Sylvester, translator of Du Bartas, d.

Raleigh (66), Oct. 29.- Thirty Years' War (55); Abraham Cowley b., d. 1667.

begins, May. 1619

Samuel Daniel d. (57); William Harvey (1578–

1658) discovers circulation of blood.
1620 | The · May-flower' sails, Sept.-Palatinate lost; Andrew Marvell b., d. 1678; Evelyn b., d. 1706 ; | To St. Paul's School before
Molière b., d. 1673.

Bacon's Novum Organon published.
1621 Bacon condemned, May 3, and pardoned, Oct.; Publication of Burton's Anatomy of Melan-

The protest of the Commons, Dec. 18.—La choly.

Fontaine b., d. 1695. 1622

George Withers' Juvenilia (Abuses, Shepherd's

Hunting, etc.). 1623 Spanish journey, Feb.; the match broken, William Camden d. (72); Giles Fletcher d. (35 Nov.-Pascal b., d. 1662.

or 37.); Bacon's De Augmentis; First Folio

of Shakespeare's Plays.
1624 Disgrace and impeachment of Cranfield, Earl of John Fletcher (dramatist) d. (48 or 49) ; George Psalms cxiv. and cxxxvi. ;
Middlesex, May.

Fox b., d. 1690.
1625 James I. d. (59), March 27; Charles I. married, Publication of Purchas' Pilgrims, and enlarged Feb. 12. Pensioner at Christ
June; First Parliament, June to August ; edition of Bacon's Essays.

College, Cambridge Plague in London. 1626 Second Parliament, Feb. June.

Bacon d. (65), April 9; Sir John Davies d. On a Fair Infant.

(6. 1570 ?).

Hard study




MILTON'S LIFE. 1627 Buckingham before Rochelle, July 7.— Arundel | Thomas Middleton d., b. 1514 (?); Hakewill's marbles brought to England.

Apology or Declaration of the Power and

Providence of God.
1628 Third Parliament, March 17; Petition of Right Lord Brooke d. (74); John Bunyan b., d. Vacation Exercise.

confirmed, June 17; Laud, Bp. of London ; 1688; Sir W. Temple b., d. 1699; Samuel
Buckingham killed, Aug. 23.

Purchas d. (51).
1629 Oliver Cromwell's first speech in Parliament, John Speed d., b. 1555 (?)

B.A., March 29; Nativity Ode.
Feb.; Protest and dissolution, March 2; Pro-

clamation against Parliaments.
1630 Charles II b., May 29. Mutilation of Alexander Isaac Barrow b., d. 1677; John Tillotson b., On the Circumcision; On the
Leighton by sentence of Star-chamber. d. 1694; Charles Cotton b., d. 1687; Publi- Passion; On Shakespear.

cation of Silvester's Works.
1631 Battle of Leipsic, Aug. 28; Kepler d. (61). Michael Drayton d. (68); Dr. John Donne d. Epitaphs on Hobson, d. Jan. 1,

(58); Sir Robert Cotton d. (61); John Diy- and Marchioness of Win-
den b., d. 1700.

chester d., April; Sonnet I.
1632 Laud and Wentworth ; Till 1638 lasts the period John Locke b., d. 1704; Earl of Roscommon M. A., Cambridge, July; Re-

of Thorough.-Gustavus Adolphus killed at b., d. 1684; Sam. Pepys b., d. 1703; Second tires to Horton for five years,
Lutzen, Nov. 6 (38).
Folio of Shakespeare; Herbert's Temple. to which period are assigned

Time, Solemn Music, May
Song, Sonnet II, L'Allegro,

Il Penseroso, Arcades, and
1633 Charles crowned in Edinburgh, June 18; Laud, Geo. Herbert d. (40); Fletcher's Purple Island

Abp. of Canterbury, Sept. 19.-Condem- published; Prynne pilloried for his Histrio

nation, recantation, and release of Galileo. mastix, published this year. 1634 First writ of ship-money, Oct. 20; Sir E. Coke George Chapman d. (77); Thos. Randolph d. Comus acted at Ludlow, Mid. (85).

(29); Inns Masque and Coelum Britannicum, chaelmas. Feb.; Habington's Poems.

1635 French Academy; Lope de Vega d. (67). Richard Corbet, Bp. of Norwich, d. (53); Pub. M.A., Oxford.

lication of Quarles' Emblems.
1637 Prynne, Burton, and Baştwick pilloried, June Ben Jonson d. (63), Aug. 6.

Death of Sara Milton, April 3,
30 ; Janet Geddes' outbreak, July 23.—

and Edward King, Aug. 11;
Descartes' Discours sur la Méthode; Cid, by

P. Corneille, 1606-1684.
1638 Hampden cast, April; League and Covenant; Chillingworth’s Religion of Protestants pub- Continental journey; Italian
Episcopacy abolished in Scotland, Nov. 29. lished.

1639 Pacification of Berwick, June 13.-Racine b., John Ford d. (?), b. 1586; Thos. Carew d. (50); Return; Death of Carlo Dio-
d. 1699.

Sir Henry Wotton d. (71); T. Ellwood b., dati; Epitaphium Damonis.

d. 1713.


1640 Short Parliament, April 13 to May 5; Long Philip Massinger d. (56); Robert Burton d. Residence in St. Bride's Church

Parliament meets, Nov. 3.—Rubens d. (63), (64); Earl of Stirling d. (69); William yard; Education of nephews. May 30.

Wycherley b., d. 1715; Thomas Shadwell b.,

d. 1692.
1641 Judgment against Hampden cancelled, Feb.; Sir J. Suckling d. (32); Sir H. Spelman d. (79); Of Reformation in England,

Strafford's trial, March, and execution, May Peter Lely comes to England, d. 1680; Smec- May or June; Prelatical
12 (48); Grand Remonstrance, Nov. to tymnuus published, March.

Episcopacy; Reason of
Dec.-Van Dyck d. (42) in London, Dec. 9.

Church Government, June
or July; Animadversions,

July (?).
1642 Five Members,' Jan. 4; Hull gates shut on Isaac Newton b. Dec. 25, d. 1727; Publication Apology for Smeclymnuus,

Charles, April 23; his standard at Notting- of Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne Jan. or Feb. (?); Sonnet III,
ham, Aug. 22; Resolution of Houses against (1605-1682); De Cive by Thomas Hobbes

Episcopacy, Sept.; Battle of Edgehill, Oct. 23. (1588–1679).
-Galileo d. (78); Richelieu d. (57); Guido
d. (67).

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