I WROTE the following text in response to an invitation from the University of Washington to be Walker-Ames Lecturer there in the academic year 1955-6; and I wish to thank the University authorities for their kindness in supplying this incentive and Professor Heilman and his colleagues for making my consequent visit to Seattle a singularly happy one.
Keeping lecture requirements in view, I have studied to suggest rather than to argue closely, and to arrive at general observations however much I have used particular poems as aids on my way.
E. M. W. T.
Jesus College Cambridge
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Publication information: Book title: The Metaphysicals and Milton. Contributors: E. M. W. Tillyard - Author. Publisher: Chatto & Windus. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1956. Page number: v.