The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29
English. — Professor Sale
In the English Literature Class the work will consist principally in the systematic study of some definite portions of the works of standard English authors, from Chaucer to Dryden. Especial importance will be attached to the history, meaning and various uses of English words and phrases. The general history of English literature will be entered into, only so far as is necessary to show clearly the position occupied by the author whose works are selected for study. But every student will be expected to make himself acquainted with the principal periods of English literature; and for this purpose Arnold's Manual of English Literature is recommended, and, as books of reference, Morley's First Sketch of English Literature and Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature. Subjects for English Essays will be given occasionally during the session.