On the Poems of Henry Vaughan: Characteristics and Intimations

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TO THE READER

A GULF fixed between the author of these occasional paragraphs and an adequate library may partially account for awkward imperfections. The object in view was to add something here and there to the extant commentaries on the modest, glorious Silurist; but doubtless some of these "additions" have been anticipated in articles or works not at present within my reach. If not, Providence has again justified Vaughan.

The Editions referred to are H. F. Lyte's (who, I suggest, used an issue of "Thalia Rediviva" slightly differing from the British Museum copy), E. K. Chambers' and L. C. Martin's. The pioneer enthusiasm and gentle grace of the first, the watchfulness and abundant illustration of the second, the minute patience of the third, are all worthy of the poet himself.

Much of the essay now appearing was printed in the "London Mercury," to the Editor of which, Mr. J. C. Squire, I am once more indebted.

Tokyo. E. B.

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  • Title Page 3
  • To the Reader 5
  • On the Poems of Henry Vaughan 7
  • Note on the Use of Italics In "Silex Scintillans" 50
  • Marginalia to Some of the Poems 53
  • Translations From Vaughan's Latin 57
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