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by George Saintsbury
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Robene and Makyne, 156 note

Roberval, M. de, 467

Robin Hood, 82

Rochechouart, Isabel de (c. 1600), 162, 163 and note

Roland, Chanson de, 12 sq., 147

Roman Bourgeois, 275, 277, 286-295, 476, 482

Roman Comique, 275, 279-287, 476, 482

Roman de la Rose, 89, 90, 106, 475, 481

Roman de Renart, 90, 106, 475

Roman de Troie, 17, 475

Roman Satirique, 162

Roman Sentimental avant l'Astree, Le. See Reynier

Romances, Greek, 2, 3, 18, 153, 154 note, 204, 476, 479

Romans de la Table Ronde, Les, 480

Rosanie, 263

Ross, Alexander, 139 note

Rostand, M., 297

Rousseau, J. J. (1712-1778), 160, 175, 265, 375, 382, 390-400, 401 note, 412, 426, 428, 436, 441, 455, 456, 457, 468, 470, 482

Ruskin, Mr., 405, 412 note, 459, 481

Rymer, 464

Saint-Evremond, 296 note, 317 and note, 321, 378

Saint-Foix, M. de, story of, 270 note

Saint-Marc-Girardin, 175

Saint-Pierre (Jacques Henri Bernardin de, 1737-1814), 377, 412, 424-427, 428, 478

Saint-Simon, 222

Sainte-Beuve, 154 note, 353 sq., 438, 442

Sainte-Eulalie, the, 4-6

Sainte-More (or Maure), Benoit de (12th cent.), 17, 87, 480

"Saint's Life," the, 3-8

Sandford and Merton, 392

San Pedro, Diego de, 145 note

Sans Merci, 51 note

Sappho, 176 note, 195 note, 215

Saturday Review, vii

Savoisiade (Urfe's), 167

Scarron, Paul (1610-1660), 275, 278-287, 292, 325, 469, 476, 482

Schiller, 456

Scott, Sir W., xiii, 15, 93, 94, 98, 135, 176, 181, 186 note, 225, 287, 291 note, 326, 471

Scudery, Georges (1601-1667) and Madeleine de (1607-1701) de, 154, 176-229, 287, 309, 318, 429, 460 note, 469

Selis, Nicolas Joseph (1737-1802), 268, 269

Sens, the Archbishop of, 337, 338

Sense and Sensibility, 429, 432

"Sensibility," 428-452

Serpentin Vert, 251 note

Seven Wise Masters, The, 89, 93

Sevigne, Mme. de, 153, 173, 175, 230, 298

Shakespeare, 26, 122, 150, 150 note, 218, 220, 274, 275, 364, 464

Sharp, Becky, xv

Shelley, 150 note, 156, 218, 274, 275

Sidney, Sir Philip, 165

Silvanire (Urfe's), 167

Sireine (Urfe's), 167

Sir Isumbras, 4, 24

Smith, Prof. Gregory, ix note, 26 note

Smith, Sydney, 321

Smollett, 458 note, 459, 463

Socrates, 1 note

Soirees Bretonnes, Les, 266

Soirees de St. Petersbourg, Les, 438

Soliman the Second, 417-419

Sommer, Dr., 27, 30 note, 480

Songe de Platon, 387, 388

Sopha, Le, 366 sq.

Sorel, Charles (1597-1674), 273, 275-278, 288 note, 476, 482

Southey, xii, 60 note, 93, 121, 150, 273, 481

Souza, Mme. de (Adelaide-Marie Emilie-Filleul, 1761-1836), 430, 437

Spectateur, Le (Marivaux's), 339

Spenser, 21, 26 note, 31 note, 61 note, 65, 155, 220

Spiritual Quixote, The, 277

St. Alexis, The, 6-8, 100

St. Leger, The, 6

Staal-Delaunay, Mme. de, 355 note

Stael, Mme. de, 430, 442, 443, 459, 464

Stage Love (Mr. Swinburne's), 443, 444

Sterne, 132 note, 133, 276, 321, 369, 375, 401, 404, 438-441

Stevenson, J. H., 91

—— R. L., 6, 101 note

Straparola, 258 note

Strutt, 291 note

Suckling, Sir J., 241

Sultanes de Gujerate, Les, 261

Swift, 109, 110, 115, 125 note, 132, 321, 369, 378, 380, 390

Swinburne, Mr., 33, 52, 254, 443

Systeme de la Nature, 411

Tableaux de Societe (Pigault-Lebrun's), 465, 466

Tabourot des Accords (1549-1590), 143

Tales of the Genii, 258 note

Tallemant des Reaux, Gedeon (1619-1692), 136 note, 140, 230, 296 note, 330 note

Talleyrand, 341 note

Tanzai et Neadarne, 371 sq., 477

Taureau Blanc, Le, 387

Telemaque, 318, 323, 324, 477

Tempest, The, 393

Temple, Henrietta, 37

Tencin, Mme. de (Claudine Alexandrine Guerin, 1681-1749), 430-432

Tennyson, 30 note and sq., 54

Thackeray, 15, 125, 150, 153, 218, 241, 257, 278, 279, 314, 321, 349, 358, 414 note, 431 note

Theagenes and Chariclea, 157 note

Theatre de la Foire (Lesage's), 329

Theocritus, 36 note

Theodorus Prodromus, 266 note

Thierry and Theodoret, 234

Thoms, Mr., 103

Thousand and One Days, 259

Thousand and One Nights, 259

Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour, 259

Three Clerks, The, 373

Thucydides, 1

Tilley, Mr. A., 138

Titi, Le Prince, 265 and note

Tom Jones, 413 note, 469, 472

Toplady, 176 note

Tory, G. (1480?-1533), 124

Toyabee, Mr. Paget, xii

Traill, Mr. H. D., 164, 385, 458 note

Tressan (Louis Elisabeth de Lavergne, Comte de, 1705-1783), 471

Trimmer, Mrs., 455

Troilus (B. de Sainte-More's). See Roman de Troie

Troilus (1st cent. prose), 81, 87

Trollope, A., 41 note, 373

Turcaret, 329, 330

Twain, Mark, 465 note

Urfe, Honore d' (1568-1625), 152-154, 157, 162-175, 179, 206 note, 476

Urquhart, Sir T., 114

Valise Trouvee, La, 328

Vathek, 262, 306 note

Vicar of Wakefield, The, 353

Vida, 232

Vie de Mon Pere, La, 454

Villedieu, Mme. de (Marie Catherine Hortense des Jardins, 1631-1683), 241-245, 472

Villehardouin, 135

Villeneuve, Mme. de, 265

Villon, F., 128, 129

Vingt Ans Apres, 114, 279

Virgil, 2 note, 155

Voisenon, Claude Henri de Fusee de (1708-1775), vi note

Voltaire (Francis Marie Arouet de, 1694-1778), 153, 307, 321, 369, 375, 377-390, 391 note, 393, 400, 401, 412, 414, 426, 441, 458, 462 note, 470, 477, 482

Volupte, La (A. Hamilton's), 322 note

Voyage a Constantinoble, 13

Voyage autour de ma Chambre, 438 sq.

Voyages a la Lune et au Soleil, 275, 295-298, 482

Voyages de Scarmentado, Les, 384

Wall, Professor, 331

Walpole, H., 401 note, 423 note

Walton, I., 286

Ward, Ned, 453

Water Babies, The, xii

Waverley, 287

Webster, xiv, 275

Werther, 441, 443, 446, 451

Wieland, 269, 270

Wild Duck, The, 39 note, 362

Williams, Sir C. H., 91

Winchelsea, Lady, 245

Woman Killed with Kindness, A, 364

Wright, Dr. Hagbert, xii

—— T., 73 note

Wycherley, 288

Wyclif, 467

Xenophon, 1, 2, 178

Yankee at the Court of King Arthur, A, 465 note

Yellow Dwarf, The, 248

Ywain and Gawain, 56

Zadig, 379 note, 382, 383, 477

Zaide, 299, 318

Zaza, La Princesse, 264

Zeneyde, 308 sq.

Zibeline, La Princesse, 262, 263

Zola, 462

Zulma, Les Voyages de, 259, 260

THE END

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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH PROSODY

FROM THE TWELFTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY

By DR. GEORGE SAINTSBURY

Three Vols. 8vo.

VOL. I. FROM THE ORIGINS TO SPENSER. 10s. net. VOL. II. FROM SHAKESPEARE TO CRABBE. 15s. net. VOL. III. FROM BLAKE TO SWINBURNE. 15s. net.

SOME PRESS OPINIONS OF VOLUME I.

THE ATHENAEUM.—"A thing complete and convincing beyond any former work from the same hand. 'Hardly any one who takes a sufficient interest in prosody to induce him to read this book' will fail to find it absorbing, and even entertaining, as only one other book on the subject of versification is: the Petit Traite de poesie francaise of Theodore de Banville.... We await the second and third volumes of this admirable undertaking with impatience. To stop reading it at the end of the first volume leaves one in just such a state of suspense as if it had been a novel of adventure, and not the story of the adventures of prosody. 'I am myself quite sure,' says Prof. Saintsbury, 'that English prosody is, and has been, a living thing for seven hundred years at least.' That he sees it living is his supreme praise, and such praise belongs to him only among historians of English verse."

THE TIMES.—"To Professor Saintsbury English prosody is a living thing, and not an abstraction. He has read poetry for pleasure long before he began to read it with a scientific purpose, and so he has learnt what poetry is before making up his mind what it ought to be. It is a common fault of writers upon prosody that they set out to discover the laws of music without ever training their ears to apprehend music. They theorise very plausibly at large, but they betray their incapacity so soon as they proceed to scan a difficult line. Professor Saintsbury never fails in this way. He knows a good line from a bad one, and he knows how a good line ought to be read, even though he may sometimes be doubtful how it ought to be scanned. He has, therefore, the knowledge most essential to a writer upon prosody.... His object, as he constantly insists, is to write a history, to tell us what has happened to our prosody from the time when it began to be English and ceased to be Anglo-Saxon; not to tell us whether it has happened rightly or wrongly, nor even to be too ready to tell us why or how it has happened."

Professor W. P. KER in the SCOTTISH HISTORICAL REVIEW.—"The history of verse, as Mr. Saintsbury takes it, is one aspect of the history of poetry; that is to say, the minute examination of structure does not leave out of account the nature of the living thing; we are not kept all the time at the microscope. This is the great beauty of his book; it is a history of English poetry in one particular form or mode.... The author perceives that the form of verse is not separable from the soul of poetry; poetry 'has neither kernel nor husk, but is all one,' to adapt the phrase of another critic."

A HISTORY OF ENGLISH PROSODY

By DR. GEORGE SAINTSBURY

SOME PRESS OPINIONS OF VOLUME II.

THE ATHENAEUM.—"We have read this volume with as eager an impatience as that with which we read the first, for the author is in love with his subject; he sees 'that English prosody is and has been a living thing for seven hundred years at least,' and, knowing that metre, verse pure and simple, is a means of expressing emotion, he here sets out to show us its development and variety during the most splendid years of our national consciousness."

THE STANDARD.—"The second volume of Professor Saintsbury's elaborate work on English prosody is even more interesting than his former volume. Extending as it does from Shakespeare to Crabbe, it covers the great period of English poetry and deals with the final development of the prosodic system. It reveals the encyclopaedic knowledge of English literature and the minute scholarship which render the Edinburgh professor so eminently suited to this inquiry, which is, we think, the most important literary adventure he has undertaken.... It is certainly the best book on the subject of which it treats, and it will be long indeed before it is likely to be superseded."

THE CAMBRIDGE REVIEW.—"It is the capacity of being able to depart from traditional opinion, the evidence shown on every page of independent thought based upon a first-hand study of documents, which make the present volume one of the most stimulating that even Professor Saintsbury has written. The work, as a whole, is a fine testimony to his lack of pedantry, to his catholicity of taste, to his sturdy common sense, and it exhibits a virtue rare among prosodists (dare we say among scholars generally?)—courtesy to opponents."

THE PALL MALL GAZETTE.—"This volume is even more fascinating than was the first. For here there are even greater names concerned—Shakespeare and Milton.... It appears to us that Professor Saintsbury hardly writes a page in which he does not advance by some degree his view of the right laws of verse. We cannot imagine any one seriously defending, after this majestical work, the old syllabic notion of scansion.... The book is written with all the liveliness of style, richness of argument, and wealth of material that we expect. Not only is it a history of prosody; but it is full of acute judgments on poetry and poets."



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