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By Uttara Natarajan

This great addition to the Blackwell publications to feedback sequence offers scholars with a useful survey of the severe reception of the Romantic poets.Guides readers in the course of the wealth of severe fabric on hand at the Romantic poets and directs them to the main influential readings provides key serious texts on all the significant Romantic poets – Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats – in addition to on poets of extra marginal canonical status Cross-referencing among different sections highlights continuities and counterpoints

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Oothoon welcomes the ‘experience’ that Thel shrank from, but her lover does not. 7:4–16. In the abolition debates attention was focused on this eruption of ‘democratical principles’ in the West Indies. The fact that London merchant firms held investments in Santo Domingo in the then large sum of £300,000 ‘helps to explain why the British government in [1793–1798] sacrificed more than £4,000,000 in an effort to conquer the French colony and maintain or restore Negro slavery. ’ C. L. Lokke, ‘London Merchant Interest in the St.

Leutha’s Vale appears to be Blake’s place-name for the French colony, Leutha being the Queen of France. In Fayette the Queen is one whose smile spreads pestilence. ’ After the West Indies docks were located in the Isle of Dogs, Blake took to calling it the Isle of Leutha’s Dogs. Jerusalem 31. Leutha’s Vale is ‘dewy’ perhaps because it lies in the dewy bed of the Caribbean. ’ (Damon, Blake, 329). 1:21–23. , 2 vols. (London, 1816) II, 133. 2:12, 28–29. A. though sometimes he chose pink, purple, or yellow.

In her effort to prod him to cross the threshold of indecision – ‘I cry arise O Theotormon for the village dog Barks at the breaking day’ – Oothoon insists that the revolutionary dawn is at hand and overdue and that the corn is ripe. But this ‘citizen of London’ does not look up. He is not at all sure ‘what is the night or day’; he is nearly deaf to the cries of slaves and blind to visions of a new day: he cannot arise. The springs of rebellion are as obscure to him as those of moral purity. ‘Tell me what is a thought,’ he pleads, ‘and upon what mountains Wave shadows of discontent?

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