An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes

Volume XII: English THE ROMANTIC REVIVAL The Nineteenth Century, I

Edited by A. W. Ward & A. R. Waller



Chapter I. Sir Walter Scott
By T. F. HENDERSON, LL.D., St. Andrews

  1. The Scottish literary revival of the eighteenth century
  2. Scott’s relations with the past
  3. His early years
  4. His German studies; Ballad poetry
  5. Minstrelsy of the Scottish-Border
  6. The Lay of the Last Minstrel
  7. Marmion
  8. The Lady of the Lake
  9. Rokeby
  10. Scott’s lyrics
  11. Scott and Byron
  12. Border Antiquities
  13. Scenic arrangement
  14. The sweep and compass of his narrative; The Waverley Novels
  15. The characters in his novels
  16. His treatment of love
  17. His humour
  18. His historical inaccuracies
  19. His style
  20. The influence of his work


II. Byron
By F. W. MOORMAN, B.A. (Lond.), Ph.D. (Strassburg), Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Leeds

  1. Early years
  2. Departure from England
  3. Life at Venice and Ravenna
  4. The Liberal
  5. Life at Pisa and Genoa
  6. Death at Mesolonghi
  7. Hours of Idleness
  8. English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
  9. Childe Harold
  10. The Verse-tales
  11. Dramatic works
  12. Lyrics
  13. Beppo
  14. The Vision of Judgment
  15. Don Juan


III. Shelley
By C. H. HERFORD, Litt.D., Trinity College, Professor of English Literature in the University of Manchester

  1. Queen Mab; Alastor
  2. Laon and Cythna
  3. Prometheus Unbound
  4. The Cenci
  5. Peter Bell the Third
  6. Odes
  7. Epipsychidion; Adonais
  8. The Defence of Poetry
  9. The Triumph of Life
  10. Summary


IV. Keats

  1. Early years
  2. Endymion
  3. Isabella; Letters
  4. Hyperion
  5. The Eve of St. Agnes
  6. La Belle Dame Sans Merci
  7. Lamia
  8. Odes
  9. Sonnets
  10. Summary


V. Lesser Poets, 1790–1837
By GEORGE SAINTSBURY, M.A., Merton College, Oxford, LL.D., D.Litt., F.B.A., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the University of Edinburgh

  1. Rogers
  2. Campbell
  3. The Pleasures of Hope
  4. Moore
  5. Irish Melodies; Lalla Rookh
  6. Hartley Coleridge
  7. Thomas Hood
  8. The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies
  9. Winthrop Mackworth Praed
  10. Sir Henry Taylor; Philip van Artevelde
  11. George Darley
  12. Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  13. Death’s Jest Book
  14. Charles Jeremiah Wells; Joseph and his Brethren
  15. Richard H. Horne
  16. Charles Whitehead
  17. Thomas Wade
  18. James and Horace Smith; Rejected Addresses
  19. Richard Harris Barham; The Ingoldsby Legends
  20. Poetesses
  21. Joanna Baillie
  22. Mrs. Hemans; L.E.L.
  23. Sara Coleridge
  24. Henry James Pye
  25. William Sotheby; John Abraham Heraud; Robert Pollok; Robert Montgomery
  26. Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall)
  27. Thomas Haynes Bayly
  28. Robert Bloomfield; John Clare
  29. John Bampfylde
  30. John Leyden
  31. Robert Stephen Hawker
  32. William Barnes
  33. Bernard Barton
  34. James Montgomery
  35. Ebenezer Elliott
  36. Henry Kirke White
  37. Francis Cary
  38. Charles Wolfe
  39. Reginald Heber


VI. Reviews and Magazines in the Early Years of the Nineteenth Century
By the Hon. ARTHUR R. D. ELLIOT, M.A., Trinity College, Hon. D.C.L. (Durham), sometime editor of The Edinburgh Review

  1. The Edinburgh Review
  2. Jeffrey
  3. Brougham
  4. The Quarterly Review
  5. Gifford; Scott; Lockhart; Croker
  6. Blackwood’s Magazine
  7. Lockhart; Wilson; Hogg; Maginn
  8. Noctes Ambrosianœ
  9. The London Magazine; De Quincey’s Opium Eater; Lamb’s Roast Pig
  10. The New Monthly Magazine


VII. Hazlitt
By W. D. HOWE, Professor of English in the University of Indiana, U. S. A.

  1. Hazlitt’s early years
  2. His later life
  3. His work as a critic
  4. His dramatic criticism
  5. His writings on art
  6. His quotations
  7. His influence


VIII. Lamb
By A. HAMILTON THOMPSON, M.A., F.S.A., St. John’s College

  1. Lamb’s early days and friendships
  2. Mary Lamb
  3. Charles Lloyd
  4. Tales from Shakespear
  5. Specimens of English Dramatic Poets
  6. Contributions to periodicals
  7. The Essays of Elia
  8. Letters
  9. His later life
  10. Summary


IX. The Landors, Leigh Hunt, De Quincey

  1. Walter Savage Landor’s prose and verse
  2. His classicism
  3. Gebir
  4. Count Julian
  5. Hellenics
  6. Imaginary Conversations
  7. Landor as a critic
  8. Leigh Hunt’s influence
  9. His merits and defects
  10. De Quincey’s mastery in ornate prose
  11. Robert Eyres Landor


X. Jane Austen
By HAROLD CHILD, sometime Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford

  1. Early tales
  2. Pride and Prejudice
  3. Northanger Abbey
  4. Sense and Sensibility
  5. Mansfield Park
  6. Emma
  7. Persuasion


XI. Lesser Novelists

  1. Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  2. Catherine Grace Gore
  3. Thomas Henry Lister
  4. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Frankenstein
  5. Catherine Crowe: The Night Side of Nature
  6. George Croly
  7. G. P. R. James
  8. W. H. Ainsworth
  9. Marryat
  10. Theodore Hook
  11. John Galt
  12. Moir’s Mansie Wauch


XII. The Oxford Movement
By the Ven. W. H. HUTTON, B.D., Archdeacon of Northampton, Canon of Peterborough and Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford

  1. Keble
  2. R. H. Froude
  3. Tracts for the Times
  4. Newman at St. Mary’s
  5. Tract 90
  6. Ward’s The Ideal of a Christian Church
  7. Newman joins the Roman Catholic Church
  8. Pusey
  9. Keble’s Christian Year
  10. Isaac Williams
  11. Newman’s Apologia pro vita sua
  12. The Dream of Gerontius
  13. His later works
  14. Dean Church; Trench
  15. Liddon
  16. Neale; The Mozleys
  17. Hook; The Wilberforces
  18. Wiseman; Manning; Pollen; Faber; Dalgairns; W. G. Ward; de Lisle
  19. Dolben
  20. F. E. Paget


XIII. The Growth of Liberal Theology
By the Rev. F. E. HUTCHINSON, M.A., Trinity College, Oxford, formerly Chaplain of King’s College

  1. The Evangelicals
  2. The Clapham sect
  3. The influence of Coleridge
  4. Erskine of Linlathen
  5. The noetics
  6. Whately
  7. Hampden
  8. Thomas Arnold
  9. Frederick Denison Maurice
  10. Robertson of Brighton
  11. The Broad Churchmen
  12. Jowett
  13. Stanley
  14. Essays and Reviews
  15. Robertson Smith
  16. Ecce Homo
  17. Westcott and Hort; Lightfoot
  18. T. H. Green; Martineau
  19. Father Tyrrell


XIV. Historians
By Sir A. W. WARD, Litt.D., F.B.A., Master of Peterhouse

  1. The influence of Niebuhr
  2. Arnold’s Roman History
  3. Merivale’s Romans under the Empire
  4. Long’s Decline of the Roman Republic
  5. Thirlwall and Grote
  6. Finlay’s History of Greece
  7. Freeman
  8. George Rawlinson
  9. Smith’s Dictionaries
  10. Milman’s Latin Christianity
  11. Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
  12. William Bright
  13. Hodgkin’s Italy and her Invaders


XV. Scholars, Antiquaries and Bibliographers
By Sir JOHN EDWIN SANDYS, Litt.D., F.B.A., Fellow of St. John’s College and Public Orator in the University of Cambridge

  1. Greek Scholars
  2. Latin Scholars
  3. Classical Archæologists
  4. Oriental Scholars
  5. English Scholars
  6. Archæological Antiquaries
  7. Literary Antiquaries
  8. Bibliographers