Lorine's cabin water lily

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Author: Charles T. Copeland
Title: Selections from Byron, Wordsworth, Shelley
Publisher: American Book Company
Year of Publication: 1909
Type of document: Book

Notes: On the first page: "Lorine Niedecker 9-8 Junior English '21."

On title page: "Source Book 90, 91, 92"

p. 21: First sentence of first paragraph on page is marked in margin. "Result of Byron's poems, Scott [illegible] novels" in bottom margin.

p. 23: Rhyme scheme of "Sonnet on Chillon" is marked in margin. "Can't endure restraint - dissipated life" in top margin. "Opposite from Wordsworth" in bottom margin.

p. 24: Line marked in margin, and has underlining: "A sunbeam which hath lost its way...."

p. 25: "Repetition" in margin.

p. 26: "Pathos" in margin.

p. 27: For section V, this note in margin: "contrast 2nd suffer more."

p. 28: "Alit" in top margin near: "A double dungeon wall and wave...." "Rep and alit" in side margin near "And then the very rock hath rocked/And I have felt it shake, unshocked...."

p. 29: Faint marking in margin near line: "The range of the steep mountain's side...."

p. 32: Much of section IX is bracketed, note in margins says "sounds like Poe?" Three lines are marked for "repet" and "alit."

p. 34: Lines number 307 and 308 are numbered in pencil.

p. 37: All of section XIV seems to be marked in margin.

p. 38: In margins: "Pool'toog" and "Look up setting and men" and "Wed." "Charles III" next to "the royal Swede." "Votaries" underlined, with ? in margin. "Fate" written above first line of section II.

p. 39: "Vassals" underlined, ? in margin.

p. 40: In top margin: "Mazeppa = 70 years old." "Hetman" underlined, with "Read - Mon" in margin.

p. 41: Mark in margin near line: "Though firm of heart and strong of hand...."

p. 42: "20 years old" in margin next to line: "I think 'twas in my twentieth spring...."

pp. 44-45: Section V is bracketed at the start. "Port" is underlined, "face" is written in margin. These lines are marked: "For Time, and Care, and War have ploughed/My very soul from out my brow...."

p. 47: "Browning" in margin near lines: "Wherewith we while away the day;/It is - I have forgot the name...."

p. 49: "100,000 soldiers" in top margin. "Bile" is underlined, question mark in margin. "Wroth" is underlined. "Cap-a-pie" is underlined, check mark in margin.

p. 52: "Portcullis" is underlined.

p. 54 "Gore is underlined in the line: "Meantime my cords were wet with gore," with a question mark in the margin.

p. 57: Next to a line with "erred" in it, this in the margin: "urred."

p. 58: Section XIV is bracketed at the beginning.

p. 60: Two check marks in the margin behind the line: "His savage force at length o'erspent...."

p. 64: Lines are bracketed beginning with "All that was beautiful and new" through "But as their nerves may be endured." "Hereafter condition of nerves not fear" written in the margin. Check mark in margin in front of this line: "To rule - to shine - to smite - to save...."

p. 66: Page number is bracketed.

p. 68: "Prince Uhraine [or Ithraine or Uhroine or Ithroine ??]" in top margin. "Moral - revenge app - & hardships action interest" in bottom margin.

p. 71: This sentence in the Introduction to the work of William Wordsworth is bracketed: "The joy and excitement of such active play, of runninfg about the fields or woods by day and night, first woke and stirred the deep impulses of genius."

p. 73: Page number is circled. "Sister Dorothy" and "Coleridge - Words" are written in margin.

p. 76: Last paragraph on page is bracketed, with this note in bottom margin: "Contrast to Byron."

pp. 79-80: Last eight lines of page and first wo of next page are bracketed, wherein Coleridge is quoted saying that Wordsworth's purpose was "... to give the charm of novelty to things of every day," etc.

p. 82: Perhaps "lingua franca" is underlined.

p. 83: "Queen Vict" in margin.

p. 84: The titles "Written in Early Spring" and "The World Is Too Much With Us, Late and Soon" are checked marked in margin.

p. 85: The lines "Her eyes as stars of twilight fair;/Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair" are checkmarked. "A Spirit, yet a Woman too!" is underlined, "charateristic of W" is written in margin. The lines "A creature not too bright and good/For human nature's daily food" are bracketed.

p. 86: In margin: "half way [between?] practical & ideal - poet sees practical in her." Between end of section I and start of section II: "Lucy." First lines in second stanza of section II are bracketed: "A violet by a mossy stone/Half-hidden from the eye!/ - Fair as a star, when only one...." "Solitude" is written in left margin, "metaphor" in the right margin. In bottom margin: "ode to England patriotic Page 174."

p. 88: Page number is bracketed. "Eye" in margin next to second full stanza on the page, "ear" in margin next to the third full stanza.

p. 89: "Axis part of earth" in margin next to second stanza of section V.

p. 91: In margin: "What thots do you [in shorthand: have with regard to??] Lucy's poems?"

p. 92: Near end of section VI: "person never dies - memory." Rhyme scheme for "To a Distant Friend" is marked. In bottom margin: "Different rhyme scheme in each sonate [sic]."

p. 93: Rhyme scheme for "Desideria" is marked. "Conciseness" at end of the poem.

p. 94: The line "From vain temptations dost set free" is check marked.

p. 95: "To humbler functions" and "I myself commend" are underlined. "Mere man" is written in margin.

p. 96: With "England and Switzerland, 1802": "one is of the Sea" is underlined, with "England in margin; "One of the Mountains" is underlined, with "Switzerland" in margin. In the line "Then cleave, O cleave to that which still is left" "Liberty is inserted between "cleave" and "O" and "[Eng.]" written at end of line. "Napoleonic War no doubt" is written in right margin. "Austrian subjugation of Switzerland" is written in left margin. "Sonnett" is written at end of poem. With the poem "On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic" "Venice" is written above "Venetian." "French Napoleanic" is written in right margin.

p. 97: Above "London, 1802" is written "George III." In right margin: "Prevaling not in Eng life during 18th cent was material." "Isn, Agr. & Mefg." in margin next to lines: "To think that now our life is only drest/For show; mean handy-work of craftsman, cook" and these lines each have a check mark. "The wealthiest man among us is the best" is check marked, with "money" in the margin. "Took ~ strides" in margin next to last stanza on page.

pp. 98-99: "London" written next to title "The Same." "Mean ?" written in left margin. "Sonnett" written in margin at end of poem. In left margin of next poem, "XIV," is "different - times goes on." In bottom margin: "Eng. [check mark] help other nations." Lines at top of p. 99 are bracketed, with question mark in margin: "For dearly must we prize thee; we who find/In thee a bulwark for the cause of men...."

p. 100: The line "In liveried poverty" is check marked; "servants" is written in margin.

p. 101: "think" is underlined in line: "It is no tale; but, should you think...."

p. 103 "Spleen" is underlined, "spleen = disliking it" is written in margin. Lines are bracketed: "O Man! that from thy fair and shining youth/Age might but take the things Youth needed not!" Question mark in margin. "Strength & freshness gone" is written in margin.

p. 104: "Uncertainty" written in top margin. "Seven years, alas! to have received/No tidings of an only child" are each check marked. "I sent him forth" is underlined in second full stanza on page.

p. 105: These lines are bracketed: "I now can see with better eyes;/And worldly grandeur I despise/And fortune with her gifts and lies."

p. 107: "privacy" is underlined in the line "A privacy of glorious light is thine" and "surely up there" is written in the margin.

p. 108: "linnett" is written in margin next to first full stanza on page.

p. 109: In bottom margin on page with start of the poem "To the Cuckoo" is written "It's a good thing he lived in younger days any way."

p. 110: Between the end of "To the Cuckoo" and the beginning of "Upon Westminster Bridge" is written "Daffodils = memory." Rhyme scheme of the second of these poems is written out. The line "Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!" is bracketed.

p. 111: The rhyme scheme of first stanza of "Composed at Neidpath Castle" is written out. The lines "To level with the dust a noble horde,/A brotherhood of venerable trees" are bracketed. The sentence "Many hearts deplored/The fate of those old trees..." is backeted.

pp. 112-113: "14" is written in margin next to "Twice seven...." Numbering for lines 663, 664, 672, 683, and 684 are written out. The line "This little bay, a quiet road" is bracketed. These phrases are underlined: "Vision as thou art," "Benignity," and "a random seed,/Remote from men."

pp. 114-115: "Just saw her" is written in left margin. Number for line 719 is written out, lines there are bracketed: "Joy have I had; and going hence I bear away my recompense." "Our Memory" is underlined. Last five lines of the poem are bracketed, "Spirit" is underlined, "Memory" is written in margin next to them. In the next poem, "The Reaper," "solitary Highland Lass!" and "by herself" are underlined.

p. 116: The first four lines at top of page from "The Reaper" have check marks, "plaintive" is underlined. Last two lines of poem are bracketed: "The music in my heart I bore/Long after it was heard no more." "Wood Street" is bracketed in "The Reverie of Poor Susan." "City girl working - came from country" is written in margin.

p. 117: The line "And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove's" is underlined. "I wander'd lonely" in first line of "The Daffodils" is underlined. "Happiness" is written in margin next to second stanza; "Tossing their heads in sprightly dance" is check marked. The lines "A Poet could not but be gay/In such a jocund company!" is bracketed.

p. 118: Last stanza of "The Daffodils" is bracketed, "of solitude" is underlined, "memory" is written in the margin. In "To the Daisy" "... unassuming Common-place/Of nature, with that homely face..." is underlined, as is "play with similes." The last four lines on the page are bracketed: "And many a fond and idle name/I give to thee, for praise or blame/As is the humour of the game,/While I am gazing."

p. 119: "similes" is written in the top margin, and numbers 1-7 written in margin to correspond, one assumes, to the count of similes. "Names" in margin next to "Thy appellations." "Reveries are past" is underlined.

p. 120: "... repair/My heart with gladness, and a share/Of thy meek nature!" is underlined. "Braes" is underlined in "Yarrow Unvisited."

p. 121: "holms" is underlined, "lowlands" is written in margin. "Float double, sawn and shadow!" is underlined.

pp. 122-123: "Yarrow ? Scotland" is written before start of "Yarrow Visited." "For not a feature of those hills/Is in the mirror slighted" is bracketed.

p. 124: These lines are bracketed: "But thou that didst appear so fair/To fond imagination/Dost rival in the light of day/Her delicate creation...." "A softness still and holy" and "pastoral melancholy" are underlined.

p. 125: "Inward eye" is written in margin next to "I see - but not by sight alone."

p. 126: "Memory" is written in margin next to last four lines of "Yarrow Visited." "Trying to go to sleep" is written in margin next to first four lines of "To Sleep."

p. 127: "And could not win thee" is underlined. "Tribute" is written in margin next to last stanza of "To Sleep." The last two lines of "The Inner Vision" are bracketed: "The Mind's internal heaven shall shed her dews/Of inspiration on the humblest lay."

p. 128: These lines from the poem "Written in Early Spring" are bracketed: "And much it grieved my heart to thinki/What Man has made of Man." "Nature" and "idealistic" are written in margin near the third and fourth stanzas. The lines "Have I not reason to lament/What Man has made of Man?" are bracketed. " "Material W,. [or Et] = antithesis" is written in bottom margin.

p. 131: These lines are bracketed: "He told of the magnolia, spread/High as a cloud, high over head!" These lines are bracketed: "Cover a hundred leagues, and seem/To set the hills on fire" and "like that" is written in the margin.

p. 135: "Regrets" in margin before start of first full paragraph on page. "Resolves" in margin near line "No more of this - for now, by thee...."

p. 140: The third through eighth lines on the page are bracketed, "Death of Brotherhood in shipwreck" is written in the margin.

p. 141: "Not without hope we suffer and we mourn" is bracketed, "Hope anyway" is written in the margin. "Ossian" in the poem "Glen-Almain, the Narrow Gate" is underlined, with arrow to "Celtic poet - Celtic = Scotch Oshan [with short vowel mark and accent mark over the O]." These lines are bracketed: But this calm; there cannot be/A more entire tranquility."

p. 142: "Materialism" is written in margin alongside the poem "The World is too much with us, late and soon." "The winds that will be howling at all hours/And are up-gather'd now likie sleeping flowers" are backeted, "often quoted" is written in margin. "Creed outworn" is underlined. "Beautiful [does she mean Beauty?]& happiness are in nature - simplicity."

p. 143: Before "Within King's College Chapel, Cambridge" is written "omit."

p. 145: "Comparison to nature again" is written in margin next to stanza that reads: "No fountain from its rocky cave/E'er tripp'd with foot so free;/She seem'd as happy as a wave/That dances on the sea."

p. 146: "Memory again" is written in top margin.

p. 147: This stanza is bracketed: "The blackbird amid leafy trees,/The lark above the hill,/Let loose their carols when they please,/Are quiet when they will."

p. 148: "We have been glad of yore" is marked in margin, "memories" is written in margin.

p. 149: "bewilder'd chimes" is underlined. "Omit" is written next to title "The Trosachs."

pp. 150-157: "The Child is father of the Man" is bracketed. "Memories" is written in the margin. In the next poem, "Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood," these two lines are bracketed: "To me did seem/Apparell'd in celestial light." The lines "Oh evil day! If I were sullen/While Earth herself is adorning" are bracketed. "Setting" in top margin of p. 152, several lines are bracketed, and these words are written in the side margins: "Existence/birth," "true," "Philosophy," Lowell," "custom," and "convention." On p. 153 check mark next to: "At length the Man perceives it die away,/And fade into the light of common day." "Lowell" in margin next to line "Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own." On p. 154: "little child" is written in margin nesxt to "Thou, whose exterior semblance doth belie/Thy soul's immensity...." "Eternal mind" is underlined, with "not end or death" written in margin. "On whom those truths do rest/Which we are toiling all our lives to find" is bracketed. "Custom" is written in margin next to these bracketed lines: "Full soon thy soul shall have her earthly freight,/And custom lie upon thee with a weight/Heavy as frost and deep almost as life!" p. 155: "With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast" is underlined. Lines 1754-1756 are bracketed, "memory" is written in the margin. p. 156: "Immortalilty is [ bent dash] master" is written in top margin. "So often quoted" in margin next to lines "Ye that pipe and ye that play,/Ye that through your hearts to-day/Feel the gladness of the May!" "Memory" in left margin, "with nature" in right margin next to "In the primal sympathy," "hereafter in right margin near "In the faith that looks through death." p. 157: "47 years old" in right margin near lines 1800-1805. The lines "To me the meanest flower that blows can give/Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears" are bracketed. In bottom margin: "'The Cloud' by Shelley. 'We are seven' by Wordsworth. In Lake Geneva on boundary [between] France and Switzerland. Comment on poem 'We are Seven'."

p. 159: In introduction to Shelley: "1822 [less] 1792 [equals] 30." "Unworldly and so ethereal" are underlined with check mark in margin. "Tempest" next to "Ariel."

p. 160: Short vowel sound over "a" with accent mark on the "flam" syllable in "inflammable." Check mark in margin next to: "for his whole life was a protest against all established customs which had any trace of oppression or tyranny."

p. 161 "Zastrozzi" is underlined, "tzi" is written in margin.

p. 162: "somewhat [shorthand sign - like?] Byron" in top margin. Check mark near sentence about Shelley firing pistols everywhere, "so recklessly as to be a danger to others and to himself." Caret near "He read, says Hogg sixteen hours out of the twenty-four...." Title of pamphlet "The Necessity of Atheism" is underlined. "Fag is one who serves another = a drudge" is written in bottom margin.

p. 163: "For all compromise he had an inborn, fiery hatred" is bracketed, with check in margin. Check mark in margin near "Shelley now determined to marry. Harriet Westbrook...." Check margin near "And when, a fortnight after separating from his wife, he departed for the Continent with Mary Godwin, he became, like Byron, a sort of English monster." In bottom margin: "Byron more active."

p. 164: "not narrative poetry" is written in top margin. Check mark near "The list of his important works is very short." Check mark near "the Cornish rover and free-lance, Captain Trelawny." Bracket in margin for eight lines relating what Trelawny "has told us how Shelley passed his days."

p. 165: Check mark and "like that" in margin near: "it might have been taken for a sketch of a marsh overgrownh with bulrushes, and the blots for wild ducks."

pp. 166-167: Marks in margin near these passages: "Alleggra, Byron's dead child, rose laughin from the sea to beckon him." "Shelley's body was found on the san near Via Reggio. In one pocket was 'the volume of Sophocles... and Keats' poems in the other, doubled back, as if the reader, in the act of reading, had hastily thrust it away.'" "Only the poet's ashes could be taken to Rome for burial." "Byron and Leigh Hunt arrived by carriage." And then most of the first paragraph on page 167 is marked in the margin. Check mark next to second last line on page 167.

p. 168: Short vowel mark over "y" in Bysshe, with "two s's" in top margin.

p. 169: Check mark next to: "A solitary man, and none other, must have written such lines as -" then the eight lines quoted are bracketed, with a check mark next to the first of them: "Alas! I have nor hope nor health...."

pp. 170-171: Three big check marks next to last paragraph on page, which explains that for Shelley "beauty lay at the end of a quest, in some region as far off as the No Man's Land...." Check mark on page 171 near explanation that Shelley "brings before your inward eye fewer actual scenes of natural beauty than his companion poets." "... nearly disembodied and dissolved in light and space" and "Light and spacfe, indeed, are Shelley's own domain" are bracketed, with the second of these also underlined. Check mark in margin and bracketing for sentence: "Shelley is not a narrative poet, for the reason that no story could find a foothold in his airy medium."

p. 172: Check mark near "the source of his [Shelley's] most beautiful and magical effects." These sentences are bracketed: "Where has aspiration been given greater depth and distance than in his line 'The desire of the moth for the star'? And as for the description of sights in Nature, no poet has left more lasting pictures of lights [underlined], calm or stormy, seen in the heavens, in pools, or upon the sea."

p. 173: These sentences and quoted from a poem are bracketed: "He changes all objects into something rich and strange, not of the sea, but of the sky; and so radiant is the sky, in his best and highest moments, that like his lark he becomes - '... a poet hidden/In the light of thought.'"

p. 174: The titles of these poems are checked marked: "The Indian Serenade," "To the Night," "The Flight of Love," "Stanzas Written in Dejection Near Naples," "To a Skylark," "The Recollection," and "Music, When Soft Voices Die."

pp. 175-176: Check mark near title of "The Indian Serenade." "They" in first line of second stanza is bracketed. "Champak" is underlined, "specie of magnolia tree" is written in margin. "It" in sixth line of second stanza is bracketed. "Superior to other two in vverse-rhyme" written in bottom margin. Bracket mark at end of poem.

p. 177: Check mark near title "To the Night. "Indefinite" written in margin near first line: "Swiftly walk over the western wave...." The wored "opiate" is underlined.

pp. 178-179: "Likened night to death" is written in margin. Check mark near the title "The Flight of Love. These lines are bracketed "When the lute is broken,/Sweet tones are remember'd not" and "Wordsworth said - not [short hand notation ?]" Note in bottom margin across both pages: "These poems help to analyze the man ----------- that is all, his philosophy is not minel Epicurines?" A question mark next to "One word is too often profaned" at start or next poem, "thee" is underlined with question mark next to it in fourth line.

p. 180: Check mark next to: "I can give not what men call love...." These lines are bracketed: "The desire of the moth for the star,/Of the night for the morrow,/The devotion to something afar/From the sphere of our sorrow?" "He always died [two short hand notations] far off" is written in left margin. Next to the first stanza of "Stanzas Written In Dejection Near Naples" is written "beautiful." Next to second stanza is written: "No solitude for him."

p. 181: These lines are bracketed: "Till death like sleep might steal on me,/And I might feel in the warm air/My cheek grow cold, and hear the sea/Breathe o'er my dying brain its last monotony." Check mark near title: "To a Skylark." "Cuckoo of [illegible]" written in right margin.

p. 182: "unpremeditated art" is underlined, "high up far off" is written in margin. "Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun" is underlined, "spirit" is written in margin.

p. 183: A line is drawn to connect the lines "What thou art we know not;/What is most like thee?" to the lines "Like a poet hidden/In the light of thought." Check mark and "words" next to the lines "Like a glow-worm golden/In a dell of dew."

p. 185: These lines are bracketed: "We look before and after,/And pine for what is not."

p. 189: Check mark near the title "The Invitation."

p. 191: Check mark near the title "The Recollection." Mark in margin near: "Rise, Memory, and write its praise!"

p. 194: A line is drawn to separate the final eight lines from the poem preceding them. The last two lines are bracketed: "Less oft is peace in Shelley's mind/Than calm in waters seen!"

p. 196: These lines are bracketed: I hasten'd to the spot whence I had come/That I might there present it - O! to whom?"

p. 205: Check mark near the lines: "Oh! lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!/I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!"

pp. 207-208: Check mark near the title: "Threnos" or the first line: "O World! O Life! O Time!" Check mark near the start of poem XX, with first two lines bracketed: "Music, when soft voices die,/Vibrates in the memory...." Check mark and "Like this - love it" next to these lines: "And so thy thoughts, when Thou art gone,/Love itself shall slumber on."

p. 209: "Died at 25" in top margin of first page of introduction to John Keats.

p. 210: In margin near a description of Keats's school days: "athletic."

p. 212: Check mark in margin near: "In that same fortunate spring, Keats chose his career, and gave the world his first volume of poems."

p. 213: Long vowel mark over "y" of "ydon" to help with pronunciation of Haydon? In bottom margin: "Lay - Hunt."

p. 216: "Mary" in ink next to "Bright star, would I were as steadfast as thou art." Mark in margin near "'Bring me the candle, Brown, and let me see this blood.'"

p. 218: Bracketed: "...some, too zealous [underlined] in his praise have called Keats a poet of Greek life, and his spirit the Greek spirit." There is also a capital D in the margin, apparently unrelated to anything but near a quoted passage starting "Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?"

p. 219: Check mark near the passage reading "the moon in this poet's sky is not the pale weary satellite that Shelley watched...." This sentence is bracketed: "'Poetry,' he once wrote, 'must surprise by a fine excess.'"

p. 220: This sentence is bracketed: "Behind the life which is in all these things, Keats rarely, if ever, suggests thye presence - so real and so full of awe to Wordsworth - of a mighty impulse and everlasting purpose."

p. 222: This sentence is bracketed: "When later you come to know the whole range of Keat's poetry, you will see in the odes a growing melancholy, a sense, unknown in his earlier delighted freedom, that beauty is transient, that all living forms of beauty pass into oblivion."

p. 223: This prose quotation from Keats is bracketed: "If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory; but I have loved theprinciple of beauty in all things, and if I had had time, I would have made myself remembered." This quotation from Keats' poetry is bracketed "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all/Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know" and "Creed" is written in the margin.

p. 224: The title of these poems are marked: "Ode on the Poets," "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer," "Ode to a Nightingale," "To One Who Has Been Long in the City Pen," "The Realm of Fancy," "Ode to a Grecian Urn," and "The Human Seasons."

p. 225: "Elysium = pagan conception of heaven" is written in top margin. "Tented" is underlined in the line "Underneath large blue-bells tented." "Perfume" is underlined, "pronunciation" is written near it in the margin.

p. 226: These lines are bracketed: "Thus ye live on high, and then/On the earth ye live again." "Cloying" is underlined, with question mark in the margin. "Repetition of first 4 lines" is written near last four lines of "Ode on the Poets."

p. 231: Check mark near the title of "The Terror of Death." Rhyme scheme of poem is written out in ink.

p. 232: Check mark near the title of "Ode To a Nightingale," with "Tribute" in margin also. In right hand margin: "Lethe = river of forgetfulness." In bottom margin: "short poem that might be set to music." "Lethe-wards" is underlined, and "river leading to Hades" is written in bottom margin, too.

p. 233: "Dryad" is underlined, "nymph" is written in margin. These words are underlined: "Flora," "Provencal," and "Hyppocrene." These lines are bracketed: "That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,/And with thee fade away into the forest dim." "Nightingale" is written in the space of the stanza break. "Death of brother" is written in the right margin. "Bachus = God of wine" is written in the bottom margin.

p. 234: The line "I cannot see what flowers are at my feet" is bracketed and "night" is written in margin. "Departed music" is written in bottom margin, pointed at the line "To thy high requiem become a sod."

p. 235: These lines are marked in the margin: "Thou was not born for death, immortal Bird!/No hungry generations tread thee down;/The voice I hear this passing night was heard/IKn ancient days by emperor and clown."

p. 236: Check mark near title "Ode to Autumn."

p. 237: Check mark near title "The Realm of Fancy." "Imagination" in margin nearby.

p. 240: These lines are bracketed: "Too much gazed at? Where's the maid/Whose lip mature is ever new?" Written in margin: "Everything spoilt by use." These lines are bracketede: "Let the winged Fancy roam,/Pleasure never is at home."

p. 241: Check mark near the title of "Ode on a Grecian Urn." These lines are bracketed and marked in the margin, with "imagine" in the stanza break above: "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard/Are sweeter; therefore, yet soft pipes, play on;/Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd,/Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone."

p. 242: In top margin: "Beauty is transient / thought people on urn would live forever." These lines are bracketed: "'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all/Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know." In bottom margin: "learn" and "attic = urn."

p. 243: "Imagine" is written next to first stanza of "The Human Seasons." "Think of youth" is written next to the second. Check mark near this passage: "to let fair things/Passed by unheeded as a threshold brook."

p. 245: "Monday" in top margin.

p. 247: In top margin: "good exp / plajerism [sic] = taking other person's words." This phrase is underlined: "spectacle of that distant, pulsing mystery." In bottom margin and not clearly related to anything: "how pronounced."

p. 251: "Thought is so involved -" is written in bottom margin, after discussion of Browning's poems is opened and the Tennyson quote about understanding only the first and last lines of 'Sordello' is cited.

p. 252: This entire paragraph is bracketed, and three passages of it are underlined: "This fact is, that Browning wrote the greater part of his verses, whether songs or stories, in a fashion wholly different from the fashion of his companion poets. The difference you will quickly see: except in comparatively rare instances, he does not speak to you directly out of his own heart, like Wordsworth, or Byron, or Shelley, or Keats, but indirectly out of the heart and from the lips of some real or imagined character. Browning is, in other words, a dramatic poet."

p. 256: "lyrical dramatist" is underlined.

p. 257: "The wisdom of Browning is not the wisdom of this world" is underlined. This quote from Ecclesiastes is bracketed: "The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him thataruleth among fools."

p. 258: This sentence is underlined: "To him, glory and honour lie with the man who has done good work, and with that man only."

p. 259: The titles of these poems are marked: "Cavalier Tunes" and "Pheidippides."

p. 260: "Dramatic monolgue differs from a soliloquy in this: mono = one. While there is 1 speaker the presence of a silent second person is supposed, to whom the arguments of the speaker are addressed. Late day appreciation originated dramatic monologue. Soliloquy = 1 person alone on stage."

p. 261: In top margin: "quick movement of poems. Always optimistic, sure of hereafter." In lines of "Marching Along" that have words in middle of line rhyming with words at end, both are underlined. "Pym" has "member of house of Commons" in margin near it.

p. 262: "member of Commons" in top margin near "Hampden." In margin "Prince - nephew of C [Charles] I" referring to Rupert. In secftion IV, "[short-hand symbol] King Charles" is pointed at Pym. "Rude fellows" is pointed at "carles." "Internal" is written in left margin, referring perhaps to the internal rhymes?

p. 264: In top margin: "Roundheads = purit [??] anon [??] commoner." "Faith" in margin near "fay." In first line of "Incident of the French Camp," "stormed Ratisbon" is underlined.

p. 265: In margin next to section IV of "Incident of the French Camp" is written: "boy put flag in city."

p. 267: The last four lines of the second section of "The Lost Leader" are bracketed.

p. 268: In the poem "How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix," the "o" in the word "postern" appears to have a long vowel sound over it; then in the margin next to section III is written: "place to place."

p. 277: Faint marks in margin near four lines on this page.

p. 278: "Get sense" in left margin next to final stanza of "The Boy and the Angel:" "One vanished as the other died:/They sought God side by side." "Write Herve Riel" is in the right margin.

p. 287: Check mark near the title of "Herve Riel." "Northern coast of France" is pointed at "Hogue." "St. Malo" is underlined, "Rance" is underlined with question marked nearby. "Damfreville" is underlined with "[three short-hand symbols ??] ship or man" in margin.

p. 288: "Right ?" in margin, pointed at "starboard; "port" underlined, with "left" written above it. "Twenty tons" is underlined.

p. 289: At end of section IV of "Herve Riel" this is written in the margin: "coasting pilot? offing?"

p. 290: "distance off shore" and "deep H-2-0" are pointed at"offing."

p. 292: These lines are bracketed: "In the frank blue Breton eyes,/Just the same man as before."

p. 294: "Louvre" is underlined. Last two lines of "Herve Riel" are backeted: "In my verse, Herve Riel, do thou once more/Save the squadron, honour France, love they wife the Belle Aurore!" Check mark near the title of "Pheidippides." "Zeus" and "Her" are underlined, "aegis" is circled. "Pan" is underlined with [short-hand symbols ??] - Zeus" pointed at it.

p. 295: "Archons" is underlined, with "magistrates" pointed at it. "Tettix" is circled. "130 mile run" is written in stanza break. "Eretria" is underlined. "Hellas" is underlined, "Greece" in margin nearby.

p. 296: "Phoibos" is underlined, with "sun" written above it and "Phebus" with long vowel sound above the "e" written beneath it. "Artemis" is underlined, with "light" written above it.

p. 297: "Parnes" is underlined.

p. 298: "Erebos" is underlined, "way to Hades" near it in margin. "Pastures and forests" is written near "Pan." In margin: "Pan = half goat."

p. 299: In top margin: "Pan was in ranks." Illegible word written above greaved-thighed." "Herb" in margin pointed at "Fennel." In bottom margin: "Phidippedis [sic] = Athenian runner."

p. 300 "Athenian [short-hand symbol?]" pointed at "Miltiades." Question mark in margin pointed at "pelf."

p. 302: Check mark near the title of "My Last Duchess."

p. 303: "familiar family [short-hand symbol?]" pointed at "a nine-hundred-year-old name." In bottom margin: "Monologue - 1 person speaking."

p. 308: In bottom margin: "Van Dyke & Kipling."

In top corner of a page listing "Gateway Series of English Texts" is written "Money."

On inside back cover: "Living - Van Dyke, Kipling, Robt. Bridges, Robt. Service, Edgar Guest. Dead - Riley, Whitman, Eugene Field, E.W. Wilcox, Rubaiyet of Omar Khayam." Separated from the aby a line across the page: "Nothing but rivalry speeds me on."

Date last updated: 11/11/10

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