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The Wordsworth Renaissance

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter deals with issues related to the popularity of William Wordsworth. After the publican of Tess of the D'Urbervilles in 1891, for two decades, articles and books had been honouring either ... More


‘Fit Audience’: The Marketing of Wordsworth

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter deals with various copyright issues regarding the works of William Wordsworth. Reviews and articles up to 1850 dealing with ‘Wordsworth’ habitually refereed to the Lake District poet in ... More


Fame

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

William Wordsworth’s residence, Rydal Mount, became a place of general pilgrimage even while he was still alive. This chapter deals with the poet's widespread fame and long list of visitors. Streams ... More


England's Samuel: Wordsworth as Spiritual Power

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In a sonnet entitled Poets are Nature’s Priests the anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Pringle likened Wordsworth to Samuel. Just as Israel, misled by Phineas and Hophni, mocked its priests and profaned ... More


‘A Light Bequeathed’: Coleridge, Thelwall, Wordsworth, Godwin

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter reconsiders William Wordsworth's and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's connections with the democratic reform movement, and to John Thelwall and William Godwin in particular. As with ‘Citizen ... More


Coleridge's Later Poetry

Morton D. Paley

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The poems that Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote after his golden period are seldom studied or anthologised. Yet among the poems written after his most famous works are of quality and interest, ... More


The Last Decade: From Wordsworth Society to National Trust

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Grasmere in 1880 the Wordsworth Society was established, at a meeting which elected Charles Wordsworth, Bishop of St Andrews, as President, George Wilson as Treasure, and William Knight as ... More


‘Pretty Hot in It’: Wordsworth and France, 1791–1792

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1792, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was drinking negus in his rooms at Jesus College, and discussing political pamphlets with other undergraduates. At the same time, William Wordsworth was witnessing ... More


The Active Universe: Arnold and Tennyson

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter deals with William Wordsworth's impact on two other English poets Mathew Arnold and Alfred Tennyson. Like many other Victorian who looked to Wordsworth's poetry for succor at a time of ... More


Radical Differences: Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth

Seamus Perry

in Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183976
eISBN:
9780191674150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183976.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's criticism on William Shakespeare and John Milton in his book Biographia. His Biographia focused on William Wordsworth, but ... More


Wordsworth and the Druids: Warton Lecture on English Poetry

MATTHEW CAMPBELL

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about English poet William Wordsworth and the druids delivered by the author at the 2008 Warton Lecture on English Poetry held at the British Academy. It ... More


William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Thomas McFarland

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book seeks to isolate the special factors that generate William Wordsworth's greatness as a poet. Setting out from dissatisfaction with the current trend towards New Historicism in Wordsworthian ... More


Romanticism and Transcendentalism, 1800–1900

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Romanticism brings back the twinned concepts of preexistence and theosis. The revival of Plato (under Thomas Taylor's influence) sparks revival of interest in preexistence especially. William Blake, ... More


Wordsworth

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. In his The Prelude, Wordsworth opened the ... More


The Poetry of Humble Life

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth and the Victorians

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119654
eISBN:
9780191671180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119654.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter deals with the general appreciation of William Wordsworth’s poetry and the threat of the Victorian novel to it. Many factors contributed to the ascendancy of the Victorian novel ... More


Case Study (2): Wordsworth

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Wordsworth disclosed an almost paranoid fear that poets were at the mercy of a hostile reading-public. In his critical writings he expressed the belief that he must transform the taste of his ... More


‘Strength in what Remains Behind’: Wordsworth and the Last of the Race

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

William Wordsworth has a different way of presenting the myth of the last of the race compared to James Macpherson and William Cowper. In Wordsworth's works, the myth no longer shows despair but ... More


Doctor Donne

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the early 19th century there were three overlapping interpretative communities in which John Donne's name had currency. One was made up of readers who, although they were familiar with Dr Donne ... More


Hope

Morton D. Paley

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186854
eISBN:
9780191674570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186854.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘To William Wordsworth’ is a door that closes in one direction to open in another. As the poem exists in two basically different forms, this chapter begins with a brief ... More


Wordsworth and the Poetry of What We Are

Paul H. Fry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126488
eISBN:
9780300145410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126488.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book revises accepted views of William Wordsworth's motives and messages as a poet. Where others have oriented Wordsworth toward ideas of transcendence, nature worship, or—more ... More


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