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246 T Notes Exasperated Admiration: Bernard Shaw on Queen Victoria Pp. 1–22 1. Cashel Byron’s Profession (London, 1886), chap. 7, 115. 2. Bernard Shaw, “The Year of Jubilee,” anonymous review of A. H. Wall’s FiftyYears of a Good Queen’s Reign, Pall Mall Gazette, 16 November 1886, 6. 3. Ibid. 4. Shaw, unsigned and untitled paragraph in the “What theWorld Says” column,TheWorld, 26 January 1887, 15. 5. Shaw, anonymous review,“Spring Picture Exhibitions,” TheWorld, 23 March 1887, 9–10. An engraving of the canvas now hangs in the Prince of Wales Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. 6. Our Corner, 10 (August 1887), 125–27. 7. Shaw, unsigned and untitled paragraph in the “What theWorld Says” column, TheWorld, 10 October 1888, 17. 8. “A Curious Hieroglyphic,” Truth, 27 (10 July 1890), 68. 9. An allusion to Pickwick Papers. 10. “The Queen Shows Herself to Her Subjects in London and Gets Loyal Cheers” (unsigned report, part 3: “The Inside Ceremony”), The Star, 10 May 1893, 2–3. 11. Reprinted in Our Theatres in the Nineties (London: Constable, 1932), III: 177–78. 12. Ibid. 13. Ibid. An irony unknown to Shaw was that after a command performance of Victorien Sardou’s Dora (1877) in the English version Diplomacy (1878), by B. C. Stephenson and Clement Scott, at Balmoral Castle in 1893, the Queen’s impresario Alec Yorke suggested to actress Elizabeth Robins that the next time she played beforeVictoria she could do Ibsen:“The Play I’m most anxious to do is Ghosts!” Marie (later Lady) Bancroft was horrified at the idea of exposing the Queen to Ibsen: It’s not a proper thing to do before Her Majesty.” And it would not be done. See Elizabeth Robins, “A Close-UpView of QueenVictoria and the English Stage in 1893,” typescript memoir, Fales Library, NewYork University. 14. Quotations from the play are from The Bodley Head Shaw (London, 1973), II. Unless otherwise noted, all quotations from Shaw plays are from this edition (7 vols.). 15. Quotations from Greville are fromWeintraub, Victoria: An Intimate Biography (NewYork: Dutton, 1987), 104. 16. Ibid. Notes 247 17. “The Need for Criticism,” letter to the editor, Everyman, 16 July 1915, 266. 18. In Bernard Shaw, Collected Letters 1898–1910, Dan H. Laurence, ed. (London: Max­ Reinhardt, 1972), II: 152. 19. Sean O’Casey, Drums under theWindows (London: Macmillan, 1956), quoted in Victoria, An Intimate Biography, 609. 20. Quoted in Victoria,An Intimate Biography, 609–10. 21. In Bernard Shaw’s Letters to Siegfried Trebitsch, Samuel A. Weiss, ed. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986), 77. 22. Collected Letters 1898–1910, II: 216–17. 23. Ibid., II: 817. 24. In Bernard Shaw, Collected Letters 1911–1925, Dan H. Laurence, ed. (London: Max­ Reinhardt, 1972), 152. 25. Collected Letters 1898–1910, III: 881. 26. Shaw to Sylvia Brooke (identified only as “Sylvia”), 16 October 1913, in the Sotheby sale catalogue of 15 December 1986, item 79. 27. The IntelligentWoman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (NewYork: Brentano, 1928), 71. 28. Quoted in Victoria,An Intimate Biography, 478. 29. “The Ugliest Statue in London,” Arts Gazette, 31 May 1919, 273. 30. “Socialism and Culture,” in The Road to Equality, Louis Crompton, ed. (Boston: Beacon Press, 1971), 293. 31. “A Neglected Moral of the Wagner Centenary,” originally unsigned in The New Statesman , 31 May 1913; and “Old Men and New Music” (BL fragment, Add. Mss. 50662, ff. 5–10, ca. 1930), in Shaw’s Music, Dan H. Laurence, ed. (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1981), III: 643, 749. 32. “The Casement Documents,” Irish Press, 11 February 1937; reprinted in The Matter with Ireland, Dan H. Laurence and David Greene, eds. (NewYork: Hill & Wang, 1962), 132. 33. Bernard Shaw’s Letters to Siegfried Trebitsch, 394. 34. “The Ugliest Statue in London,” Arts Gazette. His Brother’s Keeper:William Michael and Dante Gabriel Rossetti: 1828–1919 Pp. 23–69 Figures are either in public domain or from StanleyWeintraub, Four Rossettis:AVictorian Biography (NewYork:Weybright and Talley; London:W. H. Allen, 1978). 1. All quotations, unless otherwise noted, are from Stanley Weintraub, Four Rossettis:AVictorian Biography. 2. The situation was paralleled in the family by the two sisters, Maria, one year older than Gabriel, and Christina, one year younger thanWilliam.Victorian women of their class did not work in menial jobs; however, the plain and unremarkable Maria would become a peripatetic Farewell,Victoria! 248 teacher of Italian while her poetic younger sister, after some desultory governessing, would be excused by frailty and literary talent...

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