The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume II. The End of the Middle Ages.

IX. Stephen Hawes



[char]Here begynneth the boke called the example of vertu. [Wynkyn de Worde, 1512.]

[char]Here folowweth a compendyous story, and it is called the example of vertu, in the which ye shall fynde many goodly storys & naturall dysputacyons bytwene foure ladyes named Hardynes, Sapyence, Fortune, and Nature. Compyled by Stephyn Hawys one of ye gromes of the most honorable chambre of oure souerayne lorde kynge Henry the .VII. And pryted .XX. day of Apryll. Anno d[char]i. M.CCCCC.XXX. [Wynkyn de Worde.]

The Passetime of Pleasure, or the History of Graunde Amoure and la Bel Pucel, conteining the Knowledge of the Seven Sciences and the Course of Mans Life in this Worlde. [Wynkyn de Worde, 1509.]

The History of Graund Amoure and La Bel Pucel, called The Pastime of Pleasure, Conteynyng the Knowledge of the Seven Sciences, and the Course of Mans Life in this Worlde. Invested by Stephen Hawes, Grome of Kyng Henry the Seventh his chamber. Anno Domini, 1555. [Richard Tottel.]

The Pastime of Pleasure: An Allegorical Poem. Reprinted from the edition of 1555. Ed. Wright, Thomas. Percy Society. 1845.

The c[char]uercyon of swerers (on a riband). [Wynkyn de Worde, 1509.]

[char]A Ioyfull medytacyon to all Englonde of the coronacyon of our moost naturall souerayne lorde kynge Henry the eight. [Wynkyn de Worde, n. d.]

The Conversyon of Swerers: A Joyfull Medytacyon to all Englonde of the Coronacyon of Kynge Henry the Eyght. Ed. Laing, David. Abbotsford Club. Edinburgh, 1865.

Comfort of Louers. Emprynted by me Wynkyn de Worde. [n. d.]


Bale, John. Illustrium Maioris Britanniae Scriptorum Catalogus. I Vol. Basileae. Apud Joannem Oporinum. 1557–9. The 1548 edition of Bale does not mention Hawes.

Browning, E. B. The Greek Christian Poets, and the English Poets. 1863.

Minto, W. Characteristics of English Poets, Edinburgh and London. 1874, 1885.

Morley, Henry. English Writers. Vol. VII. 1891.

Saintsbury, G. Flourishing of Romance and Rise of Allegory. Edinburgh and London. 1897.

—— A History of English Prosody. Vol. I. 1906.

Schick, J. Introduction to Lydgate’s Temple of Glas. E.E.T.S. Ex. Ser. LX. 1891.

Ten Brink, B. History of English Literature. Vol. III Eng.trans. 1896.

Warton, T. The History of English Poetry. 3 vols. 1774–81. Ed. Hazlitt, W. Carew. 4 vols. 1871.

Wood, Anthony à. Athenae Oxonienses. 2 vols. 1691–2. Ed. Bliss, P. 4 vols. 1813–20.

[For the note on p. 224 of the text, thanks are due to Percy Lubbock, of Magdalene College.]

[For Bernard Andreas or André, of Toulouse, see Gairdner, J., Memorials of Henry VII, Rolls Series, 1858.]