Older Masters: Essays and Reflections on English and American Literature

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Contents
1 Chaucer and One Idea of Englishness (1972)7
2 A Reading of 'The Ocean's Love to Cynthia' (1960)13
3 Shakespeare and the Practising Poet Today (1976)31
4 A West-Country Poet: Sidney Godolphin (1950)37
5 Syntax and Music in Paradise Lost (1960)44
6 Edward Taylor and Isaac Watts (1976)56
7 Dramatic Poetry: Dryden's Conversatior-Piece (1952)71
8 The Language of Science and the Language of Literature, 1700-1740 (1963)80
9 Berkeley and the Style of Dialogue (1964)118
10. Yeats, Berkeley and Romanticism (1955)133
11 Language and Poetry in the English Enlightenment (1974)140
12 Two Reviews: I Alexander Pope (1978) II John Wesley (1979)157
13 Christopher Smart: Some Neglected Poems (1969)164
14 Goldsmith as Monarchist (1987)186
15 John Ledyard: the American Traveller and his Sentimental Journeys (1970)199
16 The Critical Principles of William Cowper (1953)214
17 Personification (1981)222
18 Politics and Literature: John Adams and Dr Johnson (1968)234
19 Dionysus in Lyrical Ballads (1969)250
20 The Poetry of Sir Walter Scott (1961)276
21 William Cullen Bryant's 'To a Waterfowl' (1955)290
22 John Keats: a Genius and his Limitations (1987)298
23 Attending to Landor (1984)305
24 Browning and Modernism (1991)315
Index of Names325

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