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Early Writings-His Humour and Cheerful PhilosophyElia-Death in 1834–De
Quincey–His Career and Characteristics—The Opium Eater— His Eccentricities-
Hazlitt -- Friendship with Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Lambs—His Essays-
Landor - English Romanticism— His Passion and Self-sufficiencyThe Imaginary
Conversations - A Unique Position in Literature—The Historians - Mitford-Sharon
Turner-Lingard - Sir William Napier-Hallam-Constitutional History of England-
The Novelists—Mary Brunton-Susan Ferrier-Jane Porter-Lockhart—Maturin-
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley-Galt-Moore— Thomas Hope-Lytton-Disraeli —
Peacock-Poetry at the Close of the Century-Hood — Joanna Baillie—Hartley
Coleridge—Praed—Beddoes--Horne

Pp. 107-199

CHAPTER III

THE EARLY VICTORIAN AGE—1840-1870

Literature in England at the Accession of Queen Victoria—Tennyson—The peculiar Magic

of his Style—His Early Life-Idylls of the Kinge-In Memoriam-His other Poetry–His
Dramatic Productions—Mrs. Browning-Her Style and Work—Marriage with Robert
Browning-Her Life Abroad—Sonnets from the Portuguese—Robert Browning-His
Position among the great PoetsPaulineParacelsusPippa PassesThe Ring and the
Book-His Personality-Reason and Enthusiasm -Henry Taylor-Philip James Bailey

– Barry Cornwall — Monckton Milnes — Keble — Dickens – His Genius — Power of
Invention and Boundless Merriment-His Early StrugglesThe Pickwick Papers His
wonderful Energy and Vitality—The Novelists—Lever- Marryat-Ainsworth—Jerrold
-Wilkie Collins—Carlyle-Characteristics of the Man and of his Work—Peculiarities
of his Style-Sartor Resartus—His MarriageThe French RevolutionHero Worship-
Macaulay-Lays of Ancient RomeThe History of England-Newman—The Oxford Move-
ment-Borrow—Thackeray-Fielding's Influence-Barry LyndonVanity Fair-Esmond
-Thackeray's lovable Character-His Humour-The Bröntes—Shirley— Fane Eyre -
Mrs. Gaskell--CranfordRuskin—The Perfection of his Style—Modern Painters-Seven
Lamps of ArchitectureStones of VeniceHis Essays and minor Works-Fors Clavigera-
His personal Eminence—Mill-Grote—DarwinThe Origin of SpeciesThe Descent of Man

Pp. 200-302

CHAPTER IV
THE AGE OF TENNYSON, 1870–1900

Tennyson's and Browning's Influence—Matthew Arnold as a poet and as a prose writer-

George Eliot, the most prominent novelist in England between Dickens and Mr. George
Meredith-Adam BedeThe Mill on the Floss-Her Sympathetic Nature—George Henry
Lewes — The Trollopes-Charles Reade—The Kingsleys-Stanley—The Historians-
Froude-Freeman-J. R. Green—Stubbs—Gardiner—Sir John Seeley—The Philoso-
phers—Mr. Herbert Spencer–T. H. Green-Sidgwick, Martineau—Tyndall-Huxley
-The Poetic Revival — Fitzgerald — Omar Khayyam — D. G. Rossetti – Christina
Rossetti-William Morris—The Critics—Walter Pater-John Addington Symonds-
R. L. Stevenson

303-366

EPILOGUE.

367-371

APPENDIX AND INDEX,

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Field Place, Horsham.

125

Title-page of “Queen Mab”.

126

Title-page of “ Adonais

127

The Gulf of Spezia

128

Shelley's Grave in Rome

128

Letter from Shelley

to face page 128

Leigh Hunt (Haydon)

page 134

Leigh Hunt (Gillies)

135

Leigh Hunt's House, Chelsea

136

Leigh Hunt (Maclise)

137

John Keats (a bust)

MS. of Keats's “Eve of Saint Mark'

139

John Keats (Haydon)

140

John Keats (Severn)

to face page 1.40

Title-page of “Endymion

puge 141

Keats's House in Hampstead

142

Joseph Severn

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Keats's Grave in Rome .

143

Memorial to Severn in Rome

143

Mask of Keats

144

MS. of Keats's last Sonnet

144

Letter from Keats.

to face page 144

Thomas Moore

fage 149

Moore's Birthplace in Dublin

149

A View of Bermuda

150

Moore's Cottage at Sloperton

150

Samuel Rogers (Richmond) ·

151

Samuel Rogers (a caricature)

152

Illustrations from "The Pleasures

of Memory”

152

Charles Lamb (Hancock)

155

Title-page of “ Rosamund Gray

156

Charles Lamb (Hazlitt). to face page 156

East India House .

page 157

Charles and Mary Lamb (Cary)

157

Charles Lamb (Pulham)

158

The Cottage at Edmonton where

Lamb died.

MS. of " Mackery End" to face page 158

The Grave of Charles and Mary

Lamb. .

page

159

Mackery End in Hertfordshire

1бо

Letter from Lamb.

160

Thomas De Quincey (Watson

Gordon)

161

Thomas De Quincey (Archer) to face page 162

Thomas De Quincey (a miniature) page 163

Mrs. Thomas De Quincey.

163

MS. uf Daughter of Lebanon

164

MS. of " The Dark Interpreter” to fuie page 164

William Hazlitt.

раде 166

Hazlitt's House in Westminster

167

Admission Ticket in Hazlitt's

Handwriting

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Letter from Hazlitt

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Walter Sarage Landor (Fisher)

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Landor's Birthplace

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Robert Browning (photo. Grove) . page 224

The Palazzo Rezzonico, Venice

225

MS. Note of Browning's on Fly-

leaf of “Pauline"

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Browning's Study in De Vere

Gardens

227

MS. Verses by Robert and E. B.

Browning.

228

Letter from Browning

to face page 228

Philip James Bailey

page 231

B. W. Proctor

232

R. Monckton Milnes

233
John Keble.

233
Charles Dickens (Armytage)

234
George Cruikshank

235
Charles Dickens (Laurence)

236
Illustration by Cruikshank to

"Oliver Twist". . . to face page 236
Dickens's House in Furnival's Inn page

237
Title-page of “The Cricket on the

Hearth”
Charles Dickens (Maclise) . to face page 238
" Public Dinners".

page 239
Gadshill Place

240
i Devonshire Terrace

241
Charles Dickens with his wife and
Sister-in-Law (Maclise)

242
MS. of the last page of " Edwin
Drood"

. to face page 242
Dickens reading “The Chimes” to
his Friends

page 243
Letter from Dickens
Dickens's Study at Gadshill

245
Frederick Marryat

245
Harrison Ainsworth

246
Sketch by Cruikshank for “The

Tower of London”
Drawing by Thackeray to illustrate
“ Men of Character”.

. to face page 246
Douglas Jerrold

page 247
Wilkie Collins

248
Thomas Carlyle (a photograph)

249
Margaret A. Carlyle

249
Thomas Carlyle (Millais)

250
Letter from Carlyle

. to face page 250
Thomas Carlyle (Laurence)

page 251
Arch House, Ecclefechan

251
Mainhill Farm

252
Craigenputtock

252
Thomas Carlyle (a photograph)

253
Jane Welsh Carlyle

253
Thomas Carlyle (a caricature)

254
Death Mask of Carlyle .

255
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea

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Thomas Carlyle (Whistler) to face page 256
Thomas Babington Macaulay page 260
Holly Lodge, Campden Hill.

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MS. page of Macaulay's “ History
of England"

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E. B. Pusey .

page 266 John Henry Newman (Richmond).

267 MS. page of “The Dream of Gerontius”

268 Cardinal Newman (Deane) . to face page 268 George Borrow

page 270 Portion of a Letter from Borrow . to face page 270 Borrow's House at East Dereham . page 271 William Makepeace Thackeray (Laurence)

272 Title-page of “Mrs. Perkins's Ball” to face page 272 W. M. Thackeray (Doyle)

page 273 Thackeray among the Fraserians .

274 William Makepeace Thackeray (Laurence)

. to face page 274 Thackeray's House in Kensington. page 275 “Mr. M. A. Titmarsh in the Character of Mr. Thackeray”

276 W: M. Thackeray (Millais)

277 Letter from Thackeray . . to face page 278 Charlotte Brontë

page 279 Rev. P. Brontë

280 Roe Head School

281 Gatehouse of the Old Priory, Kirklees Park

281 Haworth Village

282 Letter from Charlotte Brontë . to face page 282 Haworth Church

page 283 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (Richmond)

285 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (from a bust).

286 Church House, Knutsford

286 Portion of a Letter from Mrs. Gaskell

287 Mrs. Gaskell's Grave

288 John Ruskin (artist unknown)

289 The Birthplace of John Ruskin

290 John Ruskin (Millais)

. to face page 290 John Ruskin (photo. Hollyer) page 291 Brantwood

292 MS. of “ The Lamp of Memory" . to face page 292 Ruskin's Grave

page 293 Water-colour Drawing by Ruskin . to face page 294 John Stuart Mill

page 296 George Grote.

298 Charles Darwin

300 MS. of Darwin

301 Matthew Arnold

to face page 306 Title-page of “ Alaric at Rome" page Matthew Arnold's House at Cobham

309 Matthew Arnold's Grave

309 Rugby School . .

310 Letter from Matthew Arnold ,

311 George Eliot (pencil drawing)

314 George Eliot (Rajon)

to face page 314 Arbury

page 315 George Eliot (Lady Alma-Tadema)

316 4 Cheyne Wall, Chelsea.

317 A Page of the MS. of " Adam Bede" to face page 318

Anthony Trollope.

page 319 Trollope's House in Montague Square

320 Letter from Trollope

321 Charles Reade

322 The Birthplace of Charles Reade

322 Charles Kingsley

323 Eversley Vicarage .

324 Dean Stanley

326 University College, Oxford

327 James Anthony Froude . Exeter College, Oxford

330 Edward Augustus Freeman

332 Trinity College, Oxford .

333 John Richard Green

334 Bishop Stubbs

334 A Page of Green's MS.

to face page 334 Samuel Rawson Gardiner

page 335 Sir John Seeley

335 Mr. Herbert Spencer Mr. Spencer's House at Brighton

337 James Martineau

338 John Tyndall .

339 Tyndall's House at Haslemere

339 Letter from Tyndall

340 Thomas Henry Huxley .

342 Edward FitzGerald

343 FitzGerald's Grave

344 Portion of a Letter from FitzGerald

to face page 344 The Birthplace of D. G. Rossetti . page 346 D, G. Rossetti

to face page 346 John Ruskin and D. G. Rossetti (photo. Downey)

page 347 Rossetti's House at Chelsea

348 Christina Rossetti and her Mother

350 MS. Poem by Christina Rossetti to face page 350 William Morris

page 353 Sussex House, Hammersmith

354 Kelmscott House, Hammersmith

355 Walter Horatio Pater

358 MS. of Pater's “Pascal'

to face page 358 Brasenose College, Oxford

page 359 John Addington Symonds Magdalen College, Oxford Robert Louis Stevenson (photo.) Swanston Cottage . Woodcut by Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson (Saint Gaudens)

to face page 362 Robert Louis Stevenson (photo) page 363 Stevenson's House at Vailima

364 Letter from Stevenson

to face page 364 A Note found among Stevenson's Papers

page 365 Apia Harbour, Samoa

366 Mr. George Meredith Mr. Algernon Charles Swinburne .

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