Cover Contents List of Plates Note on the Text Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations George Meredith: A Brief Chronology Introduction Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads Grandfather Bridgeman The Meeting Modern Love Roadside Philosophers Juggling Jerry The Old Chartist The Beggar's Soliloquy The Patriot Engineer Poems and Ballads Cassandra The Young Usurper Margaret's Bridal-Eve Marian The Head of Bran By Morning Twilight Autumn Even-Song Unknown Fair Faces Phantasy Shemselnihar [A roar thro' the tall twin elm-trees] [When I would image her features] [I chafe at darkness in the night] By the Rosanna Ode to the Spirit of Earth in Autumn The Doe: A Fragment (From "Wandering Willie") Contexts CONTEMPORARY REACTIONS Unsigned Review, Parthenon (1862) R. H. Hutton, Spectator (1862) J. W. Marston, Athenaeum (1862) A. C. Swinburne, Spectator (1862) Frederick Maxse, Morning Post (1862) From Unsigned Review, Westminster Review (1862) Unsigned Review, Saturday Review (1863) William Sharp, from Sonnets of This Century (1886) Arthur Symons, from Westminster Review (1887) From Unsigned Review, Travelers Record (1892) ADVICE MANUALS AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY Sarah Stickney Ellis, from The Wives of England (1843) William Cobbett, from Advice to Young Men, and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life (1862) John Paget, from "The English Law of Divorce" (1856) John Ruskin, from Sesame and Lilies (1865) John Stuart Mill, from The Subjection of Women (1869) ON THE SENSES Alexander Bain, from The Senses and the Intellect (1855) A. B. Johnson, from The Physiology of the Senses (1856) George Wilson, from The Five Senses (1860). NINETEENTH-CENTURY POETICS Arthur Henry Hallam, from "On Some of the Characteristics of Modern Poetry" (1831) Matthew Arnold, from "Preface" to Poems (1853) Gerald Massey, from "Poetry-The Spasmodists" (1858) Henry James, from "Charles Baudelaire" (1876) Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Author's Preface" (1883) Gerard Manley Hopkins, Letter on "Harry Ploughman" (1887) OTHER POETRY John Keats, from "Woman! when I behold thee fl ippant, vain . . . " (1817) and "On the Sea" (1817) Elizabeth Barrett Browning, from Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850) Coventry Patmore, from The Angel in the House (1854-62) Charles Baudelaire, "Causerie" (1857) Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from Maud (1859) Christina Rossetti, from "Monna Innominata: A Sonnet of Sonnets" (1881) Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Harry Ploughman" (1887) Textual Variants Suggestions for Further Reading Index of First Lines A B C D F G H I L M N O P S T V W Y Subject Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T W.
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