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thought and close reasoning in verse :-as the next is

equally characteristic of Shelley's waywarıl intensity. 240 253 Bonnivard, a Genevese, was imprisoned by the Duke

of Savoy in Chillon on the lake of Geneva for his courageous defence of his country against the tyranny with which Pie«lmont threatened it durin the first half of the Seventeenth century:-This noble Somet is worthy to stand near Milton's on the Vauclois

massacre. 241 254 Switzerland was usurped by the French under Napo

leon in 1800: Venice in 1797 (255). 213 259 This battle was fought Dec. 2, 1800, between the

Austrians Under Archduke John and the French under Moreau, in a forest near Munich. Hohen

Linden means High Limetrees. 247 262 After the capture of Madrid by Napoleon, Sir J.

Moore retreated before Soult and Ney to Corumna, anl was killed whilst covering the embarkation of

his troops. 257 272 The Mermaid was the club-house of Shakespeare,

Ben Jonson, and other choice spirits of that age. 258 273 Maisie : Mary:-Scott has given us nothing more

complete and lovely than this little song, which unites simplicity and dramatic power to a wild-wood music of the rarest quality. No moral is drawn, far less any conscious analysis of feeling attempted :the pathetic meaning is left to be suggested by the mere presentment of the situation. A narrow criti. cism has often named this, which may be called the Homeric manner, superficial, from its apparent simple facility; but first-rate excellence in it is in truth one of the least common triumphs of Poetry.This style should be compared with what is not less perfect in its way, the searching out of inner feeling, the expression of hidden meanings, the revelation of the heart of Nature and of the Soul within the Soul, -the analytical method, in short, -most completely

representeil by Wordsworth anıl by Shelley. 203 277 Wolfe resembled Keats, not only in his early death

luy consumption and the fluent freshness of his poetical style, but in beauty of character :-brave, tender, energetic, unselfish, modest. Is it fanciful to find some reflex of these qualities in the Burial

angl Mary ? Out of the abundance of the heart ... 264 278 correi: covert on a hillside. Cumber : trouble. 265 280 This book has not a few poems of greater power and

inore perfect execution than Agnes and the extract which we have ventured to make from the deephearted author's Sad Thoughts (No. 224). But none are more emphatically Marked by the note of ex

quisiteness. 266 281 st. 3 inch: island. 270 283 From Poetry for Chililren (1809), by Charles and Mary


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Lamb. This tender and original little piece seems clearly to reveal the work of that noble-ininded and afflictel sister, who was at once the happiness, the inisery, and the life-long blessing of her equally

noble-ininded brother. 278 289 This poem has an exaltation and a glory, joined with

an exquisiteness of expression, which place it in the highest rank among the many masterpieces of its

illustrious Author. 289 300 interlunar swoon: interval of the moon's invisi

bility. 294 304 Calpe : Gibraltar. Lofoden : the Maelstrom whirl

pool off the N.W. coast of Norway. 295 305 This lovely poem refers here and there to a ballad by

llamilton on the subject better treated in 163 and

164. 307 315 Arcturi : seemingly used for northern stars. And

wild roses, &c. Our language has perhaps no line

modulated with more subtle sweetness. 308 316 Coleridge describes this poem as the fragment of a

dream-vision,- perhaps, an opium-dream?—which composed itself in his mind when fallen asleep after reading a few lines about the Khan Kubla' in

Purchas' Pilgrimage. 312 318 Ceres' daughter : Proserpine. God of Torment :

Pluto. 320 321 The leading idea of this beautiful description of a

day's landscape in Italy appears to be-On the voyage of life are many moments of pleasure, given by the sight of Nature, who has power to heal even the

worldliness and the uncharity of man. 321 1. 23 Amphitrite was daughter to Ocean. 325 322 l. 21 Maenad: a frenzied Nymph, attendant on

Dionysos in the Greek mythology. May we not call this the most vivid, sustained, and impassioned amongst all Shelley's magical personifications of

Nature? 326 1. 5 Plants under water sympathize with the seasons

of the land, and hence with the winds which affect

them. 327 323 Written soon after the death, by shipwreck, of

Wordsworth's brother John. This poem may be profitably compared with Shelley's following it. Each is the most complete expression of the innermost spirit of his art given by these great Poets :-of that Idea which, as in the case of the true Painter, (to quote the words of Reynolds,) 'subsists only in the mind : The sight never beheld it, nor has the handl expressed it : it is an idea residing in the breast of the artist, which he is always labouring to impart,

and which he dies at last without imparting.' 328 the Kind : the human race. 331 327 the Royal Saint: Henry VI.


331 329 st. 4 this folk : its has been here plausibly but, per

haps, unnecessarily, conjectured. – Everyone knows the general story of the Italian Renaissance, of the Revival of Letters.-From Petrarch's day to our own, that ancient world has renewed its youth : Poets and artists, students and thinkers, have yielded themselves wholly to its fascination, anil deeply penetrated its spirit. Yet perhaps no one more truly has vivified, whilst idealizing, the picture of Greek country life in the fancied Golden Age, than Keats in these lovely (if somewhat unequally executed) stanzas :-his quick imagination, by a kind of 'natural magic,’ more than supplying the scholarship which his youth had no opportunity of gaining.

No. 195 This poein, under the title Absence, has been set to an air worthy of its beauty, by Mr. F. H. Crossley (published 1889 : Augener, London).

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ALEXANDER, William (1580—1640) 29
BARBAULD, Anna Laetitia (1743–1825) 207
BARNEFIELD, Richard (16th Century) 45
BEAUMONT, Francis (1586—1616) 90
BLAKE, William (1757-1827) 174, 180, 181, 208
BURNS, Robert (1759—1796) 161, 168, 176, 184, 188, 189, 190,

191, 193, 196, 197
BYRON, George Gordon Noel (1788–1824) 212, 214, 216, 234,

246, 253, 266, 275
CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777—1844) 225, 231, 241, 250, 251, 259,

295, 304, 310, 314, 332
CAMPION, Thomas (c. 1567-1620) 25, 26, 50, 52, 55, 59, 76, 79,

101, 143
CAREW, Thomas (1589_1639) 112
CAREY, Henry (-- -1743) 1167
CIBBER, Colley (1671–1757) 155
COLERIDGE, Hartley (1796–1849) 218
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) 211, 316, 329
COLLINS, John (18th Century) 206
COLLINS, Williain (1720—1756) 153, 160, 178, 186
COWLEY, Abraham (1618-1667) 130, 137
COWPER, William (1731–1800) 165, 170, 183, 200, 202, 203, 204,

CRASHAW, Richard (1615 ?---1652) 103
CUNNINGHAM, Allan (1784-1842) 249
DANIEL, Samuel (1562–1619) 46
DEKKER, Thomas (-_-1638 ?) 75
DEVEREUX, Robert (1567—1601) 83
DONNE, John (1573-1631) 12
DRAYTON, Michael (1563–1631) 49

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