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CHAPTER XII
THE VICTORIAN ERA

author was famous. A man of many gifts was Stevenson, and those who care nothing for such tales as Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrac, or David Balfour must, nevertheless, yield to the charm of his essays and the winsomeness of his verse for children. Within the last twenty years novels have made their appearance by the hundred. Who can say whether the excellence which we see in many of them is really enduring excellence or only some quality so specially congenial to our own times that it seems excellent to us? Whether these later works are strong and lasting currents in the stream of England's literature or whether they are only eddies and ripples, it is too early to decide.
For twelve hundred years or longer this stream has flowed, now narrow, now broad, but ever moving onward. The epic swept on from the simple thought and primeval virtues of Beowulf to the harmonious organ tones of Paradise Lost. The drama, beginning with the mystery play, came to its height under the magic touch of Shakespearn, and presents not only action but that intangible thing, thought, and development of character. The earliest native lyric is known to us in a single poem, Widsith. To-day lyric poetry means the glorious outburst of song of the Elizabethan times ; it means such poems as Browning's Prospice, wherein the physical courage of the viking has become the religious courage of the Christian ; and it means such

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