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14               English Reprints.

13.    HUGH   LATIMER,

Ex-Bishop of WORCESTER.
Seven Sermons before Edward VI.   1549.

The fyrsU [—seventh] Sermon of Mayster HUGHE LATIMER,
whiche he preached before the Xynges Maiestie ivy thin his graces
palayce at Westminster on each Friday m Lent. 1549.

Sir JAMES MACKINTOSH. LATIMER, . . . brave, sincere, honest, in-
flexible, not distinguished as a writer or a scholar, but exercising his pow«*«-
overmen's minds by a fervid eloquence flowing fiom. the deep conviction
which animated his plain, pithy, and fiee-spoken Sermons.—History <tf
England, 11. 291. Ed. 1831.

14.    Sir THOMAS   MORE.

Translation of Utopia.    1516-1557.

A frutefitll and pleasaunt worke of the best state of apullique
iveale, and of the new yle called Utopia: Written in Latine by
Sir THOMAS MORE, Knyght> and translated into Bnglyshe by

LORD CAMPBELL. Since the time of PLATO there had been no composi-
tion given to the world which, for imagination, for philosophical discrimina-
tion, for a familiarity with the principle1; of government, for a knowledge of
the springs of human action, for a keen observation of men and manners, and
for felicity of expression, could be compared to the Utopia,.—Lives of the
Lord Chancellors (Life of Sir. T. More), i. 583. Ed. 1845.

In the imaginary country of Utopia, MORE endeavours to sketch out
a State based upon two principles—(i) community of goods, no private
property, and consequently (2) no us»e for money.


A Gentleman Pensioner to Queen ELIZABETH,

The Art of English Poesy.    1589.

The Arte of English Poesie.

Contrined into three Booties: The first ofPoETS and POESIE,
the second of PROPORTION, the third of ORNAMENT.

W. OLDYS, It contains many pretty observations, examples, characters,
and fragments of poetry for those times, now nowhere else to be met with.—
Sir WALTER RALEIGH, liv. Ed. 1736.

O. GILCHRIST. On many accounts one of the most curious and entertain-
ing, and intrinsically one of the most valuable books of the age of QUEEN
ELIZABETH. _The copious intermixture of contemporary anecdote, tradition,
manners, opinions, and the numerous specimens of coeval poetry nowhere else
preserved, contribute to form a volume of infinite amusement, curiosity, and
value.—Censura Literaria, i. 339. Ed. 1805.

Thjs is still a],so an important book on Rhetoric and the Figures of Speech,