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AGE OF ELIZABETH;
DELIVERED AT THE SURREY INSTITUTION,
By WILLIAM HAZLITT.
JOHN WARREN, OLD BOND-STREET.
By the Age of Elisabeth (as it relates to the History of our Literature) I would be understood to mean the time from the Reformation, to the end of Charles I. including the Writers of a certain School or style of Poetry or Prose, who flourished together or immediately succeeded one another within this period. I have, in the following pages, said little of two of the greatest Writers of that Age, Shakespear and Spenser, because I had treated of them separately in former Publications.