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- A GRACE BEYOND THE REACH OF ART

  • LONGINUS: [Genius and the Rules]
  • QUINTILIAN: [When to Break the Rules]
  • RENÉ RAPIN: [Grace Beyond the Rules]
  • SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE: [The Inadequacy of the Rules]
  • JOHN HUGHES: [“Curiosa Felicitas”]
  • ROGER DE PILES: [Grace Gains the Heart]
  • LEONARD WELSTED: [No Precepts Can Teach Grace]

- THE GENERAL AND THE PARTICULAR

  • ARISTOTLE: [Poetry and History Contrasted]
  • HORACE: [Character Types in Comedy]
  • SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT: [Poetry and History Contrasted]
  • ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER, THIRD EARL OF SHAFTESBURY:
    [The General and the Particular in Painting]
  • SAMUEL JOHNSON: [The Particular in Biography]
  • SAMUEL JOHNSON: [The Simplicity of Grandeur]
  • SAMUEL JOHNSON: [Hudibras and the Particular]
  • SAMUEL JOHNSON: [The Grandeur of Generality]
  • JOSEPH WARTON: [On Thomson’s Seasons]
  • HUGH BLAIR: [The Particular in Descriptive Poetry]
  • SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS: [The General and the
    Particular in Painting—The “Grand Style”]
  • WILLIAM BLAKE: [The Aesthetic Value of the
    General Denied]

- GENIUS

  • Samuel Johnson: [Definitions of Genius]
  • John Dryden: [Genius Is above Correctness]
  • Joseph Addison: [The Beauties of Great
    Geniuses Independent of Rules]
  • Samuel Johnson: [Genius Requires Invention]
  • Edward Young: [Imitation and Genius]
  • Samuel Johnson: [Genius and Knowledge]
  • Alexander Gerard: [The Origins of Genius]
  • John Moir: [The Unique Vision of Original Genius]
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds: [Genius the Child of Imitation]
  • William Blake: [Genius Unbound]
  • William Hazlitt: [Reynolds’ Genius]

- THE ART OF ROMANTIC POETRY: Comments on the Poetic Process

  • William Blake
  • William Wordsworth
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
    Spontaneous and Controlled Composition
  • Lord Byron
  • Edward J. Trelawny: Shelley on Composing
  • Thomas Medwin: Shelley’s Self-Hypercriticism
  • Richard Woodhouse: Keats on Composing

- INDUSTRIALISM: PROGRESS OR DECLINE?

  • Charles Dickens: from Dombey and Son
    • Railway-Construction in a London Suburb
    • A Journey by Railway
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: from The Communist Manifesto
    • Bourgeois and Proletarians
  • Herbert Spencer: From Social Statics
    • Progress Through Individual Enterprise

- THE SATANIC AND BYRONIC HERO

  • John Milton: Satan
  • Romantic Comments on Milton’s Satan
    • William Blake
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The Evolution of the Byronic Hero
    • Ann Radcliffe: The Italian Villain
    • Lord Byron: from Lara
    • Lord Byron: from Manfred: A Dramatic Poem

 

A
 

- Addison, Joseph

- Anonymous

- Aristotle

- Arnold, Matthew

- Ascham, Roger

- Aubrey, John

- Aytoun, Sir Robert

 

B : top of page
 

- Barbauld, Anna Letitia

- Beaumont and Fletcher

- Beaumonts, Francis

- Beddoes, Thomas Lovell

- Blackmore, Sir Richard

- Blair, Hugh

- Blake, William

- Boethius

- Bowles, William Lisle

- Brooke, Rupert

- Browne, William

- Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

- Browning, Robert

- Bullein, William

- Bunyan, John

- Burns, Robert

- Burton, Robert

- Byron, Lord George Gordon

 

C : top of page
 

- Campion, Thomas

- Carew, Thomas

- Carlyle, Thomas

- Carroll, Lewis

- Cary, Elizabeth

- Caxton, William

- Chaucer, Geoffrey

- Cheke, Sir John

- Cleveland, John

- Clough, Arthur Hugh

- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

- Collins, Williams

- Congreve, William

- Conrad, Joseph

- Cooper, Anthony Ashley

- Coppe, Abiezer

- Corbet, Richard

- Cowley, Abraham

- Crabbe, George

- Crashaw, Richard

 

D : top of page
 

- Daniel, Samuel

- Dante

- Darley, George

- Davenant, Sir William

- Davies, Sir John

- De Piles, Roger

- De Quincey, Thomas

- Defoe, Daniel

- Dickens, Charles

- Donne, John

- Dowson, Ernest

- Drayton, Michael

- Dryden, John

- Dyer, Sir Edward

 

E : top of page
 

- Earle, John

- Edwards, Richard

- Eliot, George

 

F : top of page
 

- Finch, Anne

- Foxe, John

- Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke

 

G : top of page
 

- Gascoigne, George

- Gay, John

- Gerard, Alexander

- Gilbert, W. S.

- Golding, Arthur

- Goldsmith, Oliver

- Gray, Thomas

 

H : top of page
 

- Hall, Joseph

- Hariot, Thomas

- Hayman, Robert

- Hazlitt, William

- Henley, William Ernest

- Herbert, Edward

- Herbert, George

- Herbert, Mary Sidney

- Herrick, Robert

- Hobbes, Thomas

- Hoby, Sir Thomas

- Hooker, Richard

  • from The Laws of Ecclesiastical Piety
    • On Moderation in Controversy, from the Preface
    • On the Scope of the Several Laws, from Book 1, Chapter 8
    • The Foundations of Society, from Book 1, Chapter 10
    • The Need for Revealed Law, from Book 1, Chapter 12
    • Conclusion, from Book 1, Chapter 16

- Hopkins, Gerard Manley

- Horace

- Howard, Henry

- Hughes, John

- Hunt, Leigh

- Hutchinson, Lucy

- Huxley, Thomas Henry

- Hyde, Edward

 

J : top of page
 

- Johnson, Lionel

- Johnson, Samuel

- Jonson, Ben

 

K : top of page
 

- Keats, John

- King, Henry

- Kipling, Rudyard

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