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Notes CHAPTER ONE 1 W. B. Yeats, "Introduction," The Oxford Book of Modern Verse (New York, 1936), p. xxx. 2 Yeats, "Introduction," p. xxx. 3 Hereafter referred to as Renaissance. References, unless otherwise specified, are to the New Library Edition of the Works of Walter Pater (London, 1910). The edition is a corrected reprint of the 1900 Library Edition (London), with the addition of Essays from 'The Guardian.' The volumes cited hereafter are as follows: l. The Renaissance. Studies in Art and Poetry. 2, 3. Marius the Epicurean: His Sensations and Ideas (cited as Marius, vols. I, 2) . 4. Imaginary Portraits. 5. Appreciations; With an Essay on Style. 6. Plato and Platonism: A Series of Lectures. 7. Greek Studies: A Series of Essays. 8. Miscellaneous Studies: A Series of Essays. 9. Gaston de Latour: An Unfinished Romance. 10. Essays from 'The Guardian.' 4 "Preface," Renaissance, p. viii. 5 "Preface," Renaissance, p. viii. Thomas Wright notes Pater's debt to Goethe's Autobiography. See Wright, The Life of Walter Pater (London, 1907), 1: 245. 6 Kenneth Clark, "Introduction" to Pater, The Renaissance (Cleveland and New York, 1961), p. 25. 7 "Wordsworth," Appreciations, p. 62. s "Preface," Renaissance, p. viii. 9 "Preface," Renaissance, p. x. 10 "Preface," Renaissance, p. xi. 11 "Preface," Renaissance, p. xiv. Clark notes that Pater "recognized more clearly than most professional historians of the nineteenth century the relationship of the Renaissance and the Middle Ages." Clark, "Introduction," pp. 14-15. 12 "Preface," Renaissance, p. xiv. Notes 13 In Yeats, Essays and Introductions (London, 1961), p. 472. 14 N. s., 29 (January 1866): 106-32. Part of the essay, entitled "Coleridge," was reprinted with additions in Appreciations (London, 1889). Citations are to "Coleridge's Writings" in English Critical Essays (Nineteenth Century), ed. Edmund D. Jones (London, 1916), pp. 492-534. The essay does not appear in Pater's collected works. 15 "Coleridge's Writings," p. 493. 16 "Coleridge's Writings," p. 494. 17 "Coleridge's Writings," p. 534. 18 "Coleridge's Writings," p. 534. Pater does seem to use the terms modern and relativism interchangeably at times. His understanding of modernity, encouraged by theories of Darwin and others, seems to imply that in the 1800s the relativistic spirit had become the permanent historical condition. In his review of A Century of Revolution by W. S. Lilly (published in The Nineteenth Century 36 [December 1889]: 992-94), Pater asserts that after the eighteenth century, "There can be no lost causes." The modern, or relativist spirit, seemingly having become a permanent condition, would prevent the losses that had taken place before. See "A Century of Revolution," Uncollected Essays (Portland, Maine, 1903), pp. 117-18. 19 For the relationship between Darwin and Pater, see Philip Appleman, "Darwin, Pater, and a Crisis in Criticism," in 1859: Entering an Age of Crisis, ed. Appleman and others (Bloomington , 1959), pp. 81-95. 20 T. S. Eliot, "Arnold and Pater," Selected Essays, new ed. (New York, 1950), especially pp. 436-38. 21 Eliot, "Arnold and Pater," p. 440. 22 Wright, Life of Pater, I: 173-74. 23 Matthew Arnold, "Prefatory Note" to "On the Modern Element in Literature," in On the Classical Tradition, ed. R. H. Super (Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1960), p. 18. 24 Arnold, "Prefatory Note," p. 18. 25 Arnold, "Modern Element," pp. 21-22. 26 Arnold, "Modern Element," p. 32. 27 Arnold, "Modern Element," pp. 23-24. 28 Arnold, "Modern Element," p. 25. 29 "Coleridge's Writings," p. 493. 30 "Shadwell's Dante," Uncollected Essays, p. 156. The essay originally appeared as the "Introduction" to C. L. Shadwell's translation of The Purgatory of Dante Alighieri (London, 1892), pp. xiii-xxviii. 31 "Two Early French Stories," Renaissance, pp. I-2. Notes 32 "French Stories," p. 3. 33 "Symonds' 'Renaissance in Italy,'" Uncollected Essays, p. 7. Pater's review of a volume of J. A. Symonds's The Renaissance in Italy: the Age of the Despots appeared originally in The Academy 8 (31 July 1875) : 105-6. 34 "French Stories," pp. 6-7. 35 "French Stories," p. 24. 36 "French Stories," p. 26. 37 Wright, Life of Pater, I: 226. 38 "French Stories," pp. 26-27. 39 "Botticelli," Renaissance, p. 55. 40 Eliot, "Arnold and Pater," pp. 440-41. 41 "Pico della Mirandola," Renaissance, pp. 48-49. 42 "Pico," p. 41. 43 "Pico," p. 46. 44 "Pico," p. 46. 45 "Pico," pp. 47-48. 46 Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur (London, 1938), p. 160. 47 "Pico," p. 48. 48 The essay "Diaphaneite" was printed postumous1y...


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