STUDIES IN LETTERS AND LIFE
BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The Riverside Press, Cambridge
By GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY.
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The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.
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The following Essays are reprinted from The Atlantic Monthly and The Nation, with little more revision than was necessary to cover unimportant omissions or to combine, in one or two instances, kindred articles. In the hope that they may afford some illustration, however fragmentary and intermittent, of the love of letters and of interest in ideal living, the author offers them to the reader.
Beverly, July 12, 1890.
|On the Promise of Keats||47|
|Aubrey de Vere on Poetry||66|
|Illustrations of Idealism.|
|I. The Pergamon Marbles||85|
|II. A Greek Trait noticed by Dr. Waldstein||89|
|III. Mr. Pater on Ideal Æstheticism||98|
|IV. Italian Renaissance Literature||112|
|Remarks on Shelley.|
|I. His Career||124|
|II. His Acquaintances||133|
|III. His Italian Letters||156|
|Some Actors' Criticisms of Othello, Iago, and Shylock||167|
|Sir George Beaumont, Coleridge, and Wordsworth||188|
|Three Men of Piety.|