BESIDES the standard biographies and the works specifically mentioned in the commentaries, constant use has been made of THE DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY and THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA. Together with these obvious sources of reference, the poetry has been reread in the light of old records and new evidence. The most rewarding volumes of reappraisal are listed below not only as an acknowledgment but as a lure for further reading.
WORD-HOARD. Translated and arranged by Margaret Williams. Sheed & Ward.
THE BEGINNINGS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. By W. L. Renwick and Harold Orton. Robert M. McBride and Company.
THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE. By V. De Sola Pinto and Bruce Pattison . Robert M. McBride and Company.
POETRY OF THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE: 1509-1660. By J. William Hebel and Hoyt H. Hudson. F. S. Crofts & Company.
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE: THE MAN IN HIS TIME. By John Bakeless . William Morrow and Company.
THE METAPHYSICAL POETS: A STUDY IN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. By Helen C. White. The Macmillan Company.
RARE POEMS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Chosen and edited by L. Birkett Marshall. Cambridge University Press.
A REVOLUTION IN EUROPEAN POETRY: 1660-1900. By Emery Neff. Columbia University Press.
TRADITION AND ROMANTICISM. By B. I for Evans. Longmans, Green and Company.
THE JOURNALS OF DOROTHY WORDSWORTH. Edited by Ernest de Selincourt . The Macmillan Company.
DOROTHY WORDSWORTH. By Catherine MacDonald MacLean. The Viking Press, Inc.
WORDSWORTH IN A NEW LIGHT. By Emile Legouis. Harvard University Press.
REASON AND BEAUTY IN THE POETIC MIND. By Charles Williams. Oxford University Press.