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CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix Introduction 3 PART I: A CENTURY OF TEARS ONE: Elegia and the Enlightenment 19 TWO: Written Wailings 48 THREE: Burke, Paine, Wordsworth, and the Politics of Sympathy 73 PART II: AUTHENTIC EPITAPHS FOUR: “The Impotence of Grief”: Wordsworth’s Genealogies of Morals 117 FIVE: “This Pregnant Spot of Ground”: Bearing the Dead in The Excursion 151 SIX: A Nation’s Sorrows, a People’s Tears: The Politics of Mourning Princess Charlotte 196 Epilogue 230 NOTES 241 INDEX 281 ...


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