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mere presentment of the situation. Inexperienced critics have often named this, which may be called the Homeric manner, superficial, from its apparent simple facility: but first rate excellence in it (as shown here, in CXCVI, CLVI, and CXXIX) is in truth one of the least common triumphs of Poetry.-This style should be compared with what is not less perfect in its way, the searching out of inner feeling, the expression of hidden meanings, the revelation of the heart of Nature and of the Soul within the -the analytical method, in short,-most completely represented by Wordsworth and by Shelley.
231 CCXXXIV correi: covert on a hillside. Cumber: trouble. 243 CCXLIII This poem has an exaltation and a glory, joined with an exquisiteness of expression, which place it in the highest rank amongst the many masterpieces of its illustrious Author.
252 CCLI interlunar swoon: interval of the Moon's invisibility. 257 CCLVI Calpe : Gibraltar. Lofoden: the Maelstrom whirlpool off the N. W. coast of Norway.
259 CCLVII This lovely poem refers here and there to a ballad by Hamilton on the subject better treated in CXXVII and cxxvIII.
271 CCLXVIII Arcturi: seemingly used for northern stars.-And wild roses &c. Our language has no line modulated with more subtle sweetness. A good poet might have written And roses wild:-yet this slight change would disenchant the verse of its peculiar beauty.
275 CCLXX Ceres' daughter: Proserpine. God of Torment: Pluto. CCLXXI This impassioned address expresses Shelley's most rapt imaginations, and is the direct modern representative of the feeling which led the Greeks to the worship of Nature.
284 CCLXXIV The leading idea of this beautiful description of a day's landscape in Italy is expressed with an obscurity not unfrequent with its author. It appears to be,-On the voyage of life are many moments of pleasure, given by the sight of Nature, who has power to heal even the worldliness and the uncharity of man.
1. 24 Amphitrite was daughter to Ocean.
1. 1 Sungirt City: It is difficult not to believe that the correct reading is Seagirt. Many of Shelley's poems appear to have been printed in England during his residence abroad: others were printed from his manuscripts after his death. Hence probably the text of no English Poet after 1660 contains so many errors. See the Note on No. IX. 289 CCLXXV 1. 21 Maenad: a frenzied Nymph, attendant on Dionysus in the Greek mythology.
290 CCLXXV 1. 4 Plants under water sympathize with the seasons of the land, and hence with the winds which affect them.
291 CCLXXVI Written soon after the death, by shipwreck, of
293 CCLXXVIII Proteus represented the everlasting changes, united with ever-recurrent sameness, of the Sea. CCLXXIX the Royal Saint: Henry VI.
INDEX OF WRITERS
WITH DATES OF BIRTH AND DEATH
ALEXANDER, William (1580-1640) XXII
BACON, Francis (1561-1626) LVII
BURNS, Robert (1759-1796) CXXV, CXXXII, CXXXIX, cxliv,
CXLVIII, CXLIX, CL, CLI, CLIII, CLV, CLVI
CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844) CLXXXI, CLXXXIII, CLXXXVII,
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) CLXVIII, CCLXXX
COLLINS, (18th Century) CLXIV
CONSTABLE, Henry (156-?-1604?) XV
COWPER, William (1731-1800) CXXIX, CXXXIV, CXLIII, CLX,
CRASHAW, Richard (1615?-1652) LXXIX
DANIEL, Samuel (1562-1619) xxxv
DRYDEN, John (1631-1700) LXIII, CXVI
ELLIOTT, Jane (18th Century) cxxvi
FLETCHER, John (1576-1625) CIV
GAY, John (1688-1732) cxxx
GRAY, Thonias (1716-1771) CXVII, CXX, CXXIII, CXL, CXLII,
HERBERT, George (1593-1632) LXXIV
HERRICK, Robert (1591-1674 ?) "EXXXII, LXXXVIII, XCII, XCIII,
XCVI, CIX, CX
HEYWOOD, Thomas (-
JONSON, Ben (1574-1637) LXXIII, LXXVIII, XC
KEATS, John (1795-1821) CLXVI, CLXVII, CXCI, CXCIII, CXCVIII,
LAMB, Charles (1775-1835) CCXX, CCXXXIII, CCXXXVII
MARLOWE, Christopher (1562-1593) v
MARVELL, Andrew (1620-1678) LXV, CXI, CXIV
MILTON, John (1608-1674) LXII, LXIV, LXVI, LXX, LXXI, LXXVI,
MOORE, Thomas (1780-1852) CLXXXV, CCI, CCXVII, CCXXI,
NAIRN, Carolina (1766-1845) CLVII
PHILIPS, Ambrose (1671-1749) CXXI
ROGERS, Samuel (1762-1855) cxxxv, CXLV
SCOTT, Walter (1771-1832) CV, CLXX, CLXXXII, CLXXXVI, CXCII,
SEDLEY, Charles (1639-1701) LXXXI, XCVIII
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) CLXXII, CLXXVI, CLXXXIV,
SOUTHEY, Robert (1774-1843) CCXVI, CCXXVIII
THOMSON, James (1700-1748) CXXII, CXXXVI
VAUGHAN, Henry (1621-1695) LXXV
WALLER, Edmund (1605-1687) LXXXIX, XCV
WOTTON, Henry (1568-1639) LXXII, LXXXIV
UNKNOWN: IX, XVII, XL, LXXX, LXXXVI, XcI, XCIV, xcvii, cvi,