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IMAGINATION, AND FANCY;

OR

SELECTIONS FROM THE ENGLISH POETS,

Xllustratsbe of those first Requisites of their Art;

WITH MARKINGS OF THE BEST PASSAGES, CRITICAL NOTICES

OF THE WRITERS,

AND AN ESSAY IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION

"WHAT IS POETRY?"

BY

LEIGH HUNT.

NEW YORK:
WILEY AND PUTNAM, 161 BROADWAY.

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CONTENTS.

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PREFACE .
AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, “WHAT IS POETRY ?
SELECTIONS FROM SPENSER, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE
ARCHIMAGO's HERMITAGE AND THE HOUSE OF MORPHEUS

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THE CAVE OF MAMMON AND GARDEN OF PROSERPINE

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A GALLERY OF PICTURES FROM SPENSER

(Spenser considered as the Poet of the Painters.) CHARISSA, OR CHARITY.

HOPE

CUPID USURPING THE THRONE OF JUPITER

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NIGHT AND THE WITCH DUESSA

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VENUS IN SEARCH OF CUPID, COMING TO DIANA

MAY

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A KNIGHT IN BRIGHT ARMOR, LOOKING INTO A CAVE

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MALBECCO SEES HELLENORE DANCING WITH THE SATYRS

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HIS HORSE
THE NYMPHS AND GRACES DANCING TO A SHEPHERD'S PIPE;

OR, APOTHEOSIS OF A POET'S MISTRESS

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SELECTIONS FROM MARLOWE, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE
THE JEW OF MALTA'S IDEA OF WEALTH

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A VISION OF HELEN

MYTHOLOGY AND COURT AMUSEMENTS

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BEAUTY BEYOND EXPRESSION

THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE

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THE QUARREL OF OBERON AND TITANIA

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SELECTIONS FROM BEN JONSON, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE
TO CYNTHIA; THE MOON

THE LOVE-MAKING OF LUXURY

TOWERING SENSUALITY .

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THE WITCH

A MEETING OF WITCHES

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A CATCH OF SATYRS

SELECTIONS FROM BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER, WITH CRITICAL
NOTICE

150 MELANCHOLY .

152

A SATYR PRESENTS A BASKET OF FRUIT TO THE FAITHFUL

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. 155 THE POWER OF LOVE

156 INVOCATION TO SLEEP

. 157 SELECTIONS FROM MIDDLETON, DECKER, AND WEBSTER, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE

. 158 FLIGHT OF WITCHES

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