INDEX
To keep this index within limits titles are listed only under author's names and references not to books, poems or persons are reduced to a minimum.
Abercrombie, Lascelles, 178, 181
Academy, The, 164
Addison, Joseph, on Shakespeare Lear, 46; Cato, 64; Defence of Christianity, 72; Cato quoted, 73; Spectator, 72; Whitehead appears in Cato, 81; mentioned, 27, 51, 65
Adventurer, The ( Hawksworth), Warton writes for, 47
Alexandra, Princess, Tennyson's lines of welcome to, 260
Alford, Lady Marion, gives her guests plum tart, 166
Alfred, King, 121; his poetry, 123
Amhurst, Nicholas, his quarrel with the elder Warton, 94
Anderson Robert, The Poets of Great Britain, quoted, 81
Andreas Bernard, "poet laureate" and Historiographer Royal to Henry VII, 16, 199
Andrewes, Launcelot, 31
Anne, Queen, dead, 54
Annual Register, The, quoted, 106
Anstey Christopher, The New Bath Guide, 101
Anti-Jacobin, The, 101, 127
Appleton's Weekly Journal, quoted, 75
Arbuthnot John, shares in the authorship and failure of Three Hours After Marriage, 71
Arnold, Sir Edwin, his liking for plum tart, 166; his poem on Tennyson's death, 166; his congratulatory telegram on Austin's appointment, 167
Arnold, Matthew, a tag from, 151; to the present writer's regret never a laureate, 163; mentioned, 181, 189
Ashe, Thomas, 172.
Asquith, Mr., 178; offers Laureateship to Bridges, 181
Aubrey John, Brief Lives, 20
Augusta, Princess, 231
AUSTIN, ALFRED, 166-77 Selections, 267-71.
Austin W. S., and Ralph John, Lives of the Laureates, quoted, 62; quoted, 83, 86, 116
à Wood Anthony, Athenea Oxoniensis, 20
Aytoun W. E., and Martin T., Bon Gaultier Ballads, quoted, 147-8; quoted, 157
Bacon, Francis, 31
Barham, Rev. R. H. ( Thomas Ingoldsby ), rightly claims to be in holy orders, 148
Barker R. H., Mr. Cibber of Drury Lane, 70
Bedford, Grosvenor, 137; letter from Southey to, quoted, 140
Beeching, H. C., quoted, 167; his anonymous Pages from a Private Diary, quoted, 176-7
Beerbohm, Sir Max, 162,
Bell Robert, editor and biographer of Dryden, 26
Belloc, Hilaire, one of his novels unexpectedly mentioned, 109
Benson, E. F., his As We Were condemned, unquoted, 175
Bentinck, Lady F., 146
Berkshire, 1st Earl of, father-in-law to Dryden, 23
Berners, Lord, 30
Betterton Thomas, plays in Tate's Brutus of Alba, 45; is vexed with Cibber, 69; pays and fines him, 69, 70
Binyon, Laurence, a suggested successor to Austin, 178, 185; The Madness of Merlin, 186; Arthur, 186
Bismarck, Prince, meets Alfred Austin, 170
Blackmore, Sir Richard, his Prince Arthur taken seriously only by himself, 44
Blackwood's Magazine reviews Tennyson's Poems, 156
Blagden, Isabella, letter from Browning to, quoted, 175
Blair, Robert, his Grave neglected now, 110
Blake, William, 197
Bliss, Trudy, 165
Bloomfield, Robert, 74

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 11
  • I - The Poets Laureate 13
  • 1 - Before the Laureateship: Jonson and Davenant 15
  • 2 - The First Laureate: John Dryden 21
  • 3 - Thomas Shadwell 32
  • 4 - Nahum Tate 44
  • 5 - Nicholas Rowe 55
  • 6 - Laurence Eusden 62
  • 7 - Colley Cibber 68
  • 8 - William Whitehead 79
  • 9 - Thomas Warton 92
  • 10 - Henry James Pye 109
  • 11- Robert Southey 124
  • 12 - William Wordsworth 145
  • 13 - Alfred, Lord Tennyson 153
  • 14 - Alfred Austin 166
  • 15 - Robert Bridges 178
  • 16 - John Masefield 185
  • II - Selections from the Works Of the Poets Laureate 193
  • Ben Jonson 195
  • Sir William Davenant 198
  • John Dryden 200
  • Thomas Shadwell 204
  • Nahum Tate 208
  • Nicholas Rowe 213
  • Laurence Eusden 220
  • Colley Cibber 225
  • William Whitehead 230
  • Thomas Warton 235
  • Henry James Pye 243
  • Robert Southey 248
  • William Wordsworth 254
  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson 260
  • Alfred Austin 267
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  • John Masefield 277
  • Select Bibliography 281
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