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IMAGINATION, AND FANCY

OR

SELECTIONS FROM THE ENGLISH POETS,

Illustrative of those First Requisites of their Art;

WITH MARKINGS OF THE BEST PASSAGES, CRITICAL NOTICES
OF THE WRITERS,

AND AN ESSAY IN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION

"WHAT IS POETRY?"

BY

LEIGH HUNT.

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NEW YORK:
WILEY AND PUTNAM, 161 BROADWAY.

1845,

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

PREFACE

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AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, WHAT IS POETRY ?"

SELECTIONS FROM SPENSER, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE

ARCHIMAGO'S HERMITAGE AND THE HOUSE OF MORPHEUS
THE CAVE OF MAMMON AND GARDEN OF PROSERPINE
A GALLERY OF PICTURES FROM SPENSER

(Spenser considered as the Poet of the Painters.)

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CONTENTS.

HOPE

CUPID USURPING THE THRONE OF JUPITER

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MARRIAGE PROCESSION OF THE THAMES AND MEDWAY

SIR GUYON BINDING FUROR

UNA, OR FAITH IN DISTRESS
JUPITER AND MAIA

NIGHT AND THE WITCH DUESSA

VENUS IN SEARCH OF CUPID, COMING TO DIANA
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AN ANGEL WITH A PILGRIM AND A FAINTING KNIGHT
AURORA AND TITHONUS

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THE BRIDE AT THE ALTAR

A NYMPH BATHING

THE CAVE OF DESPAIR

A KNIGHT IN BRIGHT ARMOR, LOOKING INTO A CAVE
MALBECCO SEES HELLENORE DANCING WITH THE SATYRS
LANDSCAPE, WITH DAMSELS CONVEYING A WOUNDED SQUIRE ON

HIS HORSE

THE NYMPHS AND GRACES DANCING TO A SHEPHERD'S PIPE;
OR, APOTHEOSIS OF A POET'S MISTRESS

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A PLUME OF FEATHERS AND AN ALMOND TREE
ENCHANTED MUSIC

SELECTIONS FROM MARLOWE, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE

THE JEW OF MALTA'S IDEA OF WEALTH

A VISION OF HELEN

MYTHOLOGY AND COURT AMUSEMENTS
BEAUTY BEYOND EXPRESSION

THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE

SELECTIONS FROM SHAKSPEARE WITH CRITICAL NOTICE

WHOLE STORY OF THE TEMPEST

MACBETH AND THE WITCHES

THE QUARREL OF OBERON AND TITANIA

THE BRIDAL HOUSE BLESSED BY THE FAIRIES

LOVERS AND MUSIC

ANTONY AND THE CLOUDS

YOUNG WARRIORS

IMOGEN IN BED

TOWERING SENSUALITY

THE WITCH

A MEETING OF WITCHES

A CATCH OF SATYRS

NOTICE

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SELECTIONS FROM BEN JONSON, WITH CRITICAL NOTICE

TO CYNTHIA; THE MOON

THE LOVE-MAKING OF LUXURY

MELANCHOLY

A SATYR

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SHEPHERDESS

A SPOT FOR LOVE TALES

MORNING

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PRESENTS A BASKET OF FRUIT TO THE FAITHFUL

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THE POWER OF LOVE

INVOCATION TO SLEEP

SELECTIONS FROM MIDDLETON, DECKER, AND WEBSTER, WITH

CRITICAL NOTICE

FLIGHT OF WITCHES

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