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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Finding “A Fresh Association” in “The Age of Irreverence”

Tennyson, Alfred. In Memoriam. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Tennyson’s poem “The age of irreverence” pasted inside back cover. 1st Amer. ed. Original brown cloth. Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s copy with signature and numerous annotations, some of which refer to Ralph Waldo Emerson.…

Writing “Holly”: Christina Rossetti to a Child

Rossetti, Christina. Sing-Song: A Nursery Rhyme Book. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1872. With 120 illustrations by Arthur Hughes. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Holman Stephens, with a two-page autograph letter (signed) and an autograph poem from Rossetti to “Holly.” Includes…

Creating Imagined Community & Critiquing Imagined Incompetence: Two Early Printings of the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The first substantial printings of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poems, with prefatory material by his friend, Poet Laureate Robert Bridges. Miles, Alfred H., ed. The Poets and Poetry of the Century. Vol. 8. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1891]. ABLibrary Rare X 821.8 M643p v.8.…

Elegiac Memorializing of Tennyson as Prophet: “The Death of the Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson” by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

This is a handwritten transcription by Frederick Tennyson of a booklet of sonnets and other materials on the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson penned originally by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley and entitled “The Death of the Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson.” Victorian Letters Collection ID:…

Letters: Tennyson to Frederick Locker (1 Feb. 1858); Richard Doyle to Tom Taylor (10 July 1855)

Letters: Tennyson to Frederick Locker, 1 Feb. 1858 Richard Doyle to Tom Taylor, 10 July 1855 Description and Transcriptions: by Nicholas Krause In the first letter, Tennyson responds to the poet Frederick Locker (1821-1895) after Locker submitted a collection of his poems (probably…

Textual Revisions and Constructed Narratives in Elizabeth Barrett’s “The Cry of the Children”

Bound copy of 1843 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine featuring the first version of EBB’s “The Cry of the Children.” Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. “The Cry of the Children.” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine 44 (August 1843). CCCXXXIV. Edinburgh: William Blackwood; London: T. Cadell and W. Davis: pp. 260-262. ABLibrary Periodicals Rare…

Digital Scholarly Edition of “Tintern Abbey” by William Wordsworth

Digital Scholarly Edition of “Tintern Abbey” by William Wordsworth This tool offers an annotated digital scholarly edition of Wordsworth’s “Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey: On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour, July 13, 1798,” as it first appeared…