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CHAPTER V
SIXTEENTH CENTURY - RENAISSANCE AND EARLY ELIZABETHANS

history, and even from the legends of Spain. The stories told by returning sea-captains were not to be scorned, throbbing with life as they were, glowing with pictures of the strange new world, and thrilling with wild encounters on the sea.
The early Elizabethan drama. It was not enough to hear stories told. In that age of action, people must see things done; and the drama flourished more and more. Theatres were built, the first to deserve the name, and intended specially for stage plays, in 1576. The queen was very fond of the drama, and this in itself was a great encouragement, for Elizabeth was England, and England was Elizabeth. All kinds of dramas flourished. The mystery plays were not yet given up ; moralities, comedies, tragedies, and all sorts of mongrel dramas appeared. The metre employed was in quite as uncertain a state ; for these bold writers of plays were ready to try everything. Sometimes they imitated the blank verse of Gorboduc; sometimes they followed such metreless metre as these lines from Ralph Roister Doister:

Ye may not speake with a faint heart to Custance,
But with a lusty breast and countenance.

Sometimes lines of seven accents were tried, sometimes lines of five, sometimes of ten, and sometimes there was no attempt at metre, the play being written in prose ; but the foundations of the great period of English poetry that was so soon to follow were being laid, and were being laid well and truly.

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