English Reprints. 13
io. GEORGE VILLIERS,
Second Duke of 'BUCKINGHAM.
The Rehearsal. 1671.
The Rehearsal, as it was Acted at the Theatre Royal.
Many of the passages of anteiior plays that were parodied in. this famous
Dramatic Satire on DRYDEN in the character of BAYES, are placed on
opposite pages to the text. BRIAN FAIRFAX'S remarkable Ufe of this Duke
of BUCKINGHAM is also prefixed to the play.
The Heroic Plays, first introduced by Sir W. D'AVENANT, and afterwards
greatly developed by DRYDEN, are the object of thislaughable attack LACY,
who acted the part of BA Y£S, imitated the dress and gesticulation of DRY-
The Poet repaid this compliment to the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, in 1681,
by introducing him in the character of ZlMRA in his ABSOLOM and
ii. GEORGE GASCOIGNE,
Soldier and Poet.
The SteeV Glass, &c. 1576.
(a) A Remembrance of the welimployed life^ and godly end, of
GEORGE GASKOIGNE, gsqztire, who deceassed at Stalmford in
Lincoln shire, the 7 of October, 1577. The reporte of GEOR.
WHETSTONS, Gent. 1577.
There is only one copy of this metrical Life. It Is in the Bodleian Library.
(It) Certayne notes of instruction concerning the making of
verse or ryme in English. 1575.
This is our First printed piece of Poetical Criticism.
(c] The Steele Glas.
Written in blank verse.
Probably the fourth printed English Satire : those by BARCLAY, ROY, and
Sir T: WYATT being the three earlier ones.
(d) The r0;;^/<zj/#/0/'PHiLOMENE. An Elegie. 1576.
12. JOHN EARLE,
Aftet wards Bishop of SALISBURY.
Micro-cos mographie, or a Peece of the World discovered ; in
Essays and Characters.
This celebrated book of Characters is graphically descriptive of the Eng-
lish social life ef the time, as it presented itself to a young Fellow of Merton
College, Oxfard ; including A She precise Hypocrite, A Sceptic in Religion,
A good old man, etc.
This Work is a notable specimen of a considerable class of books in our
Literature, full of interest; and which help Posterity much better to under-
stand the Times in which they were written.