On the Poems of Henry Vaughan: Characteristics and Intimations

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MARGINALIA TO SOME OF THE POEMS

"ISAAC'S MARRIAGIB." C. Lamb appears to have seen this poem. With the lines "When sinne, by sinning oft, had not lost sense, Nor bold-faced custome banished Innocence," compare these in his "Infant Dying as soon as Born",

"And crabbed use the conscience sears
In sinners of an hundred years."

"VANITY OF SPIRIT." He here takes up the figure of the body being only a garment for the soul: "these veyls" is the equivalent of "this fleshly dress" in "The Retreate." He contrasts with this troublesome garment the mantle of heaven where "spotless white is all the wear," and he often without warning reverts to the idea. "Ile disapparell"--I choose to die; "undrest," disembodied.

"THE RETREATE." John Clare, "Decay":

"The sun those mornings used to find,
Its clouds were other-country mountains,
And heaven looked downward on the mind,
Like groves, and rocks, and mottled
fountains.
Those heavens are gone," etc.

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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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