The Romantics Reviewed: Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part A: The Lake Poets - Volume II
Donald H. Reiman
Routledge, Aug 24, 2017 - Literary Criticism - 485 pages
First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of the Lake Poets, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Lamb, in publications from the Edinburgh Review to Variety.
Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them.
This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.
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... and a few lines of fcripture , written out into verse from the original profe , have been found to have a very happy effect upon those readers to whom they have the recommendation of novelty . The qualities of style and imagery ...
... fome trouble to convince themselves that the greater part of the book is not mere profe , written out into the form of verse , he is persuaded that its melody is more obvious and perceptible than that of our vulgar measures .
We think it written , indeed , in a very vicious taste , and liable , upon the whole , to very for midable objections : But it would not be doing justice to the genius of the author , if we were not to add , that , it contains passages ...
On the other hand , if this little work , selected from the compositions of five maturer years , and written avowedly ... will be persuaded to abandon a plan of writing , which defrauds his industry and talents of their natural reward .
The first poems in the second volume were written during a tour in Scotland . The first is a very dull one about Rob Roy ; but the title that attracted us most was an Address to the Sons 224 Poems by W. Wordsworth .
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