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much to my friend and former pupil, Mr T. W. Moles, who read my pages in manuscript and offered many valuable suggestions. The same kind service was performed by my colleagues, Dr Moorman, who read and amended the whole in proof, and Professor Smithells, who gave me some much-needed help at the end of Chapter I. To Professor Herford I do not know how to make my acknowledgments. The inexhaustible stores of his learning and critical judgment have been laid freely at my disposal; and I owe him a debt which I shall never be able to repay. The same applies to Professor Saintsbury, who has patiently helped me with advice and suggestions at every turn, and who has shown unfailing forbearance with delays which were vexatious to me and must have been doubly so to him. And there are others, now, alas I beyond the reach of thanks. Without the aid thus liberally given the following pages would have been still more imperfect than they are.
C. VAUGHAN. Leeds, Jam. 1907.
THE ROMANTIC REVOLT.
Limits Of The Period — Chaeaojeristic8_0p Romance — Contrast Between This And The Prbcedino Period—The Precursors— Thojtso*—Goldsmith And Others—Macpherson And Percy— Their Influence On The Continent—Their Treatmbnt Of The Supernatural—Their Resemblance And Contrast—Apparent Reaction Against Romance — Ended By Cowper — His InnovaTions— His Religious Fervour — Influence Of The Religious Revival — ' The Task ' — Cowper's Attitude To Najjjhe — His Humour And Lettbrs—The Personal Strain In His Poetry— Burns—His Relation To Scottish Writers And To Percy—His Treatment Of The Supernatural—Of Nature—Of Man—His Satire — His Songs — Blake — His Poems Of Child Life — His Visionary Spirit—Pictorial Element In His Poetry—Alleged Classical Revival — Crabbe — His Realism — His Relation To Romance — Rogers—Campbell —' Lyrical Ballads '— Previous Poetry Of Coleridge—Influence Of Bowles—Previous Poetry Of Wordsworth — Design Of 'Lyrical Ballads ' — ' Ancient Mariner'—Coleridge's Other Poems — Wordsworth's ContribuTions— Poems Of Man — Pastorals — Poems Ok I799—Poems Of Nature — Wordsworth's Joy In Nature — Personal Note In These Poems—-patriotic Sonnets—Later Poems—Attitude Of The Public To Coleridge — And Wordsworth — Wordsworth's Bbalism—His Romance—The 'Preludb '—Bouthby—Scott—New