Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
Robert Burns. British/Scottish. 1786. Poetry. “The Cotter’s Saturday Night.” Famous for the description of Scottish peasant life and for the story of Jenny.
Robert Burns. British/Scottish. 1786. Poetry. “The Holy Fair.” Ridicules the Holy Fair at Mauchline. Three “sisters,” Fun, Superstition and Hypocrisy, view scenes of immorality.
Friedrich Schiller. German. 1787. Play. Don Carlos. Idealistic Don Carlos, implicated in a plot against the king, rejects freedom to accept death by the Inquisition.
Hamilton, Madison and Jay. American. 1787/88. Essays. The Federalist. These essays urge