John Donne: The Critical Heritage - Vol. 2

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Preface

This second volume of the reception of Donne was titled by the late Professor A.J. Smith, 'The Critical Rehabilitation of John Donne'. When his typescript was given to me to complete it contained a plan of the book, most of the excerpts from commentaries on Donne's poems, and seven pages out of a projected total of twenty-five pages allocated to an Introduction. Not having had the opportunity of knowing Professor Smith and discussing the project with him, I decided against trying to expand his Introduction and instead have made a summary of the material he gathered. It is deeply regrettable that he was unable to complete his contribution to our understanding of Donne. The excerpts he left make a fascinating tale of changing ideas about the nature of poetry, about the effect of social mores on a writer's reputation, and I have appreciated the privilege of working on it. I have expanded over half the headnotes, trying not to alter the judgements that were explicit or implicit in Professor Smith's wording. The selections by Gosse (1891, 1921), Anon. The Academy (1897 and 1900), Anon. The Dial (1905), H.J. C. Grierson (1909), J.L. Lowes (1919) and Louise I. Guiney (1920) are mine. I am also responsible for the appendices and apologize for omissions and errors in what was a lengthy treasure-hunt for bibliographical detail.

Catherine Phillips
Downing College
Cambridge

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • General Editor's Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • Note on the Text xiv
  • Introduction xv
  • 1. - Henry Morley 1
  • 3. - William Minto 3
  • 5. - Alice King 15
  • 9. - Edmund Gosse 24
  • 11. - George Edward Bateman Saintsbury 26
  • 13. - Margaret Woods 31
  • 15. - W.F. Collier 50
  • 17. - Gamaliel Bradford 52
  • 21. - Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers 70
  • 25. - George Edward Bateman Saintsbury 89
  • 29. - Thomas Bird Mosher 102
  • 31. - Augustus Jessopp 105
  • 32. - Anon., Academy 108
  • 35. - Henry Augustin Beers 115
  • 44. - Francis Thompson 180
  • 46. - Anon., Academy 184
  • 48. - Anon., Nation 187
  • 52. - Anon., Quarterly Review 206
  • 59. - Rudolf Richter 221
  • 69. - Charles Eliot Norton 249
  • 73. - Martin Grove Brumbaugh 254
  • 74. - Charles Crawford 255
  • 76. - Herbert John Clifford Grierson 259
  • 79. - Alfred Horatio Upham 272
  • 83. - Janet Spens 295
  • 84. - Phoebe Anne Beale Sheavyn 302
  • 85. - William Macdonald Sinclair 303
  • 89. - Herbert John Clifford Grierson 317
  • 93. - Evelyn Mary Simpson (Née Spearing) 352
  • 94. - Anon., Nation 353
  • 95. - Felix E. Schelling 356
  • 97. - Rupert Brooke 359
  • 100. - Ernest Percival Rhys 370
  • 102. - Sir Sidney Colvin 390
  • 106. - David Macleane 395
  • 107. - Ezra Pound 396
  • 118. - Logan Pearsall Smith 410
  • 126. - Louise Imogen Guiney 432
  • 128. - Herbert John Clifford Grierson 437
  • 132. - Stuart Petre Brodie Mais 451
  • 134. - Elbert Nevius Sebring Thompson 453
  • 137. - William Butler Yeats 457
  • 138. - Robert Seymour Bridges 458
  • Appendix A. 463
  • Appendix B. 467
  • Appendix C: 474
  • Index 475
  • The Critical Heritage Series 502
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