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CONTENTS The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926: Introduction xiii Editorial Procedures and Principles xliii Acknowledgments li List of Abbreviations lv List of Illustrations lix 1919 Marivaux 1 The New Elizabethans and the Old. A review of The New Elizabethans: A First Selection of the Lives of Young Men Who Have Fallen in the Great War, by E. B. Osborn 10 The Post-Georgians. A review of Wheels: A Third Cycle, ed. Edith Sitwell 16 American Literature. A review of A History of American Literature, vol. II, ed. William P. Trent et al. 21 A Romantic Aristocrat 26 Kipling Redivivus. A review of The Years Between, by Rudyard Kipling 33 Kipling Redivivus. To the Editor of The Athenaeum 40 A Sceptical Patrician. A review of The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography 41 Beyle and Balzac. A review of A History of the French Novel, to the Close of the Nineteenth Century, vol. II, by George Saintsbury 48 Criticism in England. A review of Old and New Masters, by Robert Lynd 54 The Education of Taste. A review of English Literature during the Last Half-Century, by J. W. Cunliffe 60 Reflections on Contemporary Poetry [IV]. A review of Naked Warriors, by Herbert Read; The Charnel Rose, Senlin: A Biography, and Other Poems, by Conrad Aiken; and vingt-cinq poèmes, by Tristan Tzara 66 [ v CONTENTS vi ] A Foreign Mind. A review of The Cutting of an Agate, by W. B. Yeats 72 The Romantic Generation, If It Existed. A review of Currents and Eddies in the English Romantic Generation, by Frederick E. Pierce 77 “Rhetoric” and Poetic Drama 83 Was There a Scottish Literature? A review of Scottish Literature: Character and Influence, by G. Gregory Smith 92 Christopher Marlowe 97 Tradition and the Individual Talent 105 Swinburne as Critic 115 Hamlet 122 Murmuring of Innumerable Bees. An unsigned review of Coterie: An Illustrated Quarterly, 2 129 Humanist, Artist, and Scientist. A review of La Pensée italienne au XVIe siècle et le courant libertin and L’Éthique de Giordano Bruno et le deuxième dialogue du Spaccio, by J.-Roger Charbonnel 132 War-paint and Feathers. A review of The Path on the Rainbow: An Anthology of Songs and Chants from the Indians of North America, ed. George W. Cronyn 137 The Method of Mr. Pound. A review of Quia Pauper Amavi, by Ezra Pound 141 Our Inaccessible Heritage. To the Editor of The Athenaeum 147 Mr. Pound and His Poetry. To the Editor of The Athenaeum 149 Ben Jonson 150 The Preacher as Artist. A review of Donne’s Sermons: Selected Passages, ed. Logan Pearsall Smith 165 The Duchess of Malfi at the Lyric: and Poetic Drama 170 The Local Flavour 176 1920 Swinburne as Poet 181 William Blake 187 The Phoenix Society. To the Editor of The Athenaeum 193 Euripides and Professor Murray 195 A Brief Treatise on the Criticism of Poetry 202 Modern Tendencies in Poetry 212 [ vii CONTENTS Dante 226 The Criticism of Poetry. To the Editor of the TLS 238 The Poetic Drama. A review of Cinnamon and Angelica: A Play, by John Middleton Murry 240 Philip Massinger 244 Artists and Men of Genius. To the Editor of The Athenaeum 260 The Perfect Critic 262 The Perfect Critic. To the Editor of The Athenaeum 273 A French Romantic. To the Editor of the TLS 275 The Possibility of a Poetic Drama 278 A Note on the American Critic 286 The French Intelligence 291 Introduction. The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism 294 1921 Autobiographical Note. Harvard College Class of 1910, Secretary’s Fourth Report 300 The Romantic Englishman, the Comic Spirit, and the Function of Criticism 302 The Lesson of Baudelaire 306 Andrew Marvell 309 Prose and Verse 324 London Letter: March, 1921 333 London Letter: May, 1921 341 John Dryden 350 London Letter: July, 1921 362 London Letter: September, 1921 369 The Metaphysical Poets 375 The Metaphysical Poets. To the Editor of the TLS 386 Poets and Anthologies. To the Editor of the TLS 388 1922 The Three Provincialities 390 London Letter: April, 1922 394 Lettre d’Angleterre (May 1922) 399 London Letter: June, 1922 406 London Letter: August, 1922 411 CONTENTS viii ] To the Editor of The Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury 416 Marie Lloyd 418 Lettre d’Angleterre: Le style dans la prose anglaise contemporaine (Dec 1922) 424 1923 To the Editor of The Daily Mail 430 To the Literary Editor of The Chicago Daily News 432 Dramatis Personae 433...