Course 11: Milton, England, and the Aristocratic Age

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Geoffrey Chaucer
Selections from The Canterbury Tales : “General Prologue,” “Wife of Bath,” “Pardoner’s Tale,” and “Knight’s Tale” (late 14th century) ~

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (14th century)

“Tom o’Bedlam” (around 1600)

John Donne
Song,” “A Nocturnal upon S. Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day,” “The Ecstasy
Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness,” and “A Hymn to God the Father” (early 17th century)

John Milton
Paradise Lost (1667) ~