Books > Old Books > A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (1914)


Page 82

CHAPTER IV
FIFTEENTH CENTURY - THE PEOPLE'S CENTURY

New thoughts were coming from yet another source. Columbus had discovered what was supposed to be a shorter way to India ; Vasco da Gama had rounded Africa; hundreds had gazed with wide-open eyes upon the ship of the Cabots as it sailed from the English wharfs, and had followed the "Grand Admiral" as he walked about the streets on his return, with all the glory of his discoveries about him. No one yet suspected that he had landed on the shores of a continent, but it was enough to hear the sailors' stories of strange plants and animals and people. Who could say what other marvels might be discovered ?
Then came the end of the century. The homes ot the masses of the people had made small addition of Thepeople comfort; the noble treated the peasants and the who still lived on his land with perhaps century. small increase of respect ; but for all that, the fifteenth century was marked by the increasing importance of the common people. They had shown their prowess in fighting ; they held more firmly the money-bags of the kingdom ; the ballads were theirs ; the mystery plays were theirs ; the new art of printing would benefit them rather than the wealthy nobles ;

Page 83

CHAPTER IV
FIFTEENTH CENTURY - THE PEOPLE'S CENTURY

the discovery of America would be to their gain, and it was already a stimulus to their intellect and their imagination. The sixteenth century was at hand, and men had a right to expect from it such a display of universal intellectual ability as England had never known.

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE New thoughts were coming from yet another source. Columbus had discovered what was supposed to be a shorter way to India ; Vasco da Gama had rounded Africa; hundreds had gazed with wide-open eyes upon what is ship of what is Cabots as it sailed from what is English wharfs, and had followed what is "Grand Admiral" as he walked about what is streets on his return, with all what is glory of his discoveries about him. No one yet suspected that he had landed on what is shores of a continent, but it was enough to hear what is sailors' stories of strange plants and animals and people. Who could say what other marvels might be discovered ? Then came what is end of what is century. what is homes ot what is masses of what is people had made small addition of Thepeople comfort; what is noble treated what is peasants and what is who still lived on his land with perhaps century. small increase of respect ; but for all that, what is fifteenth century was mar where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (1914) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 82 where is strong CHAPTER IV FIFTEENTH CENTURY - what is PEOPLE'S CENTURY where is p align="justify" New thoughts were coming from yet another source. Columbus had discovered what was supposed to be a shorter way to India ; Vasco da Gama had rounded Africa; hundreds had gazed with wide-open eyes upon what is ship of what is Cabots as it sailed from the English wharfs, and had followed what is "Grand Admiral" as he walked about what is streets on his return, with all the glory of his discoveries about him. No one yet suspected that he had landed on what is shores of a continent, but it was enough to hear what is sailors' stories of strange plants and animals and people. Who could say what other marvels might be discovered ? Then came what is end of what is century. what is homes ot what is masses of the people had made small addition of Thepeople comfort; what is noble treated what is peasants and what is who still lived on his land with perhaps century. small increase of respect ; but for all that, what is fifteenth century was marked by what is increasing importance of what is common people. They had shown their prowess in fighting ; they held more firmly what is money-bags of what is kingdom ; what is ballads were theirs ; what is mystery plays were theirs ; what is new art of printing would benefit them rather than what is wealthy nobles ; where is p align="left" Page 83 where is strong CHAPTER IV FIFTEENTH CENTURY - what is PEOPLE'S CENTURY where is p align="justify" the discovery of America would be to their gain, and it was already a stimulus to their intellect and their imagination. what is sixteenth century was at hand, and men had a right to expect from it such a display of universal intellectual ability as England had never known. where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Book Pages: default , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 115 , 116 , 118 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 212 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 287 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 295 , 296 , 297 , 298 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 304 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 309 , 310 , 311 , 312 , 313 , 314 , 315 , 316 , 317 , 318 , 319 , 320 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 324 , 325 , 326