The Headsman of Whitehall

G. A. Morton
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G. A. Morton
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Dec 31, 1905
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114
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CONTENTS:

The Poetry Collections
ASTROPHEL AND STELLA
POEMS FROM ‘THE LADY OF MAY’
POEMS FROM ‘THE COUNTESSE OF PEMBROKE’S ARCADIA’
CERTAINE SONETS
TWO PASTORELS
PSALMS OF DAVID

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LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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THE LADY OF MAY

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THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE’S ARCADIA – OLD ARCADIA
THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE’S ARCADIA – NEW ARCADIA
AN APOLOGIE FOR POETRY
A DISCOURSE ON IRISH AFFAIRS
THE QUEENES MAJESTY TOUCHING HIR MARIAGE WITH MONSIEUR
DEFENCE OF THE EARL OF LEICESTER
OF THE TREWNES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
CORRESPONDENCE

The Biographies
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR PHILIP SIDNEY by S. M. Henry Davis
INTRODUCTION TO PHILIP SIDNEY by Henry Morley

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