Essays on English and American Literature, and a Sheaf of Poems: Offered to David Wilkinson on the Occasion of His Retirement from the Chair of English Literature in the University of Groningen

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Jan Bakker, J. A. Verleun, David Robert McIntyre Wilkinson, J. v. d Vriesenaerde
Rodopi, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages

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Contents

JOS VAN MEURS Foreword
8
KENNETH GRAHAM The Tangible Dream
35
ROBERT FRIEND A Sheaf for David Wilkinson
75
Strange Syzygy
101
RICHARD RULAND Kate Chopin and The Awakening
119
JAN VERLEUN Conrads Modernity and Humanity
131
JEREMY HOOKER Master of the Leaping Figures
141
A Tale of Dragons
151
ELIZABETH WALTHEER Geoffrey Hills Critical Nostalgia
165
TJEBBE WESTENDORP How Pleasant to Meet Mr Eliot
173
A Bibliographical Checklist
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Page 43 - I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was : man is but an ass, if he go about to expound this dream.
Page 167 - The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied — Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds...
Page 49 - If we shadows have offended. Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumber'd here While these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend...
Page 38 - Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough briar, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire. I do wander everywhere, Swifter than the moones sphere; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs upon the green.
Page 173 - How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot! With his features of clerical cut, And his brow so grim And his mouth so prim And his conversation, so nicely Restricted to What Precisely And If and Perhaps and But.
Page 47 - Now the hungry lion roars, And the wolf behowls the moon ; Whilst the heavy ploughman snores, All with weary task fordone. Now the wasted brands do glow, Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud, Puts the wretch that lies in woe In remembrance of a shroud.
Page 68 - It having been observed that there was little hospitality in London ; JOHNSON. " Nay, sir, any man who has a name, or who has the power of pleasing, will be very generally invited in London. The man, Sterne, I have been told, has had engagements for three months." GOLDSMITH.
Page 87 - The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places : how are the mighty fallen ! Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon ; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Page 87 - Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain upon you, nor fields of offerings; for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
Page 167 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge, how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.

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