Edward Dowden: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poetry

Edited by Wayne K. Chapman

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ISBN: 9780989082686

Publication: July 2, 2015

Series: Clemson University Press: Ireland in the Arts & Humanities

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With the addition of "Miscellaneous Poems of Later Dates" in 1914, Mrs. Dowden preserved the order of her husband's early work but imposed a partly chronological arrangement on that and future editions of Dowden's verse. She was ambitious to revive Dowden's reputation as a poet. And Dent actually advertised a two-volume Poetical Works of Edward Dowden, counting its remake of the "old volume of Edward Dowden's Poems of 1876" as one, with the "additions" just mentioned, and counting A Woman's Reliquary as the other. The present edition is therefore quasi-chronological: being strictly chronological in a tripartite divisional arrangement (i.e., "from Poems," "Miscellaneous Poems of Later Dates," and "A Woman's Reliquary"), followed by a short section entitled "Uncollected Verses," while maintaining sequences the poet designed. The division of "Uncollected Verses" is chronological according to the dates of publication, and this section is small because Mrs. Dowden had laid her hands on almost all of the already published poetry, save for that of a more ephemeral nature--for example, that published in Trinity College Dublin anthologies such as Kottabos I and II and, conjecturally, in The Irish Monthly to accompany a review of his work.

Wayne K. Chapman is Professor in Modern British, Anglo-Irish, & American Literature at Clemson University.

Frontispiece (E.D. at age 43) Introduction Portrait (E.D. from Poems, 1876) Part 1—from Poems (based on the 1914 Dent edition) The Wanderer The Fountain In the Galleries I. The Apollo Belvedere II. The Venus of Melos III. Antinous Crowned as Bacchus IV. Leonardo’s “Monna Lisa” V. St. Luke Painting the Virgin On the Heights “La Rélévation par le Désert” The Morning Star A Child’s Noonday Sleep In the Garden I. The Garden II. Visions III. An Interior IV. The Singer V. A Summer Moon VI. A Peach VII. Early Autumn VIII. Later Autumn The Heroines Helena Atalanta Europa Anderomeda Eurydice By the Sea I. The Assumption II. The Artist’s Waiting III. Counsellors IV. Evening V. Joy VI. Ocean VII. News for London Among the Rocks To a Year A Song of the New Day Swallows Memorials of Travel I. Coaching II. In a Mountain Pass III. The Castle IV. ’Aισθητική φαντασία V. On the Sea-cliff VI. Ascetic Nature VII. Relics VIII. On the Pier of Boulogne IX. Dover An Autumn Song Burdens Song By the Window Sunsets Oasis Foreign Speech In the Twilight The Inner Life I. A Disciple II. Theists III. Seeking God IV. Darwinism in Morals V. Awakening VI. Fishers VII. Communion VIII. A Sonnet for the Times IX. Emmausward X. A Farewell XI. Deliverance XII. Paradise Lost The Resting Place New Hymns for Solitude I. II. III. IV. V. VI. In the Cathedral Close First Love The Secret of the Universe Beau Rivage Hotel In a June Night I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. From April to October I. Beauty II. Two Infinities III. The Dawn IV. The Skylark V. The Mill-race VI. In the Wood VII. The Pause of Evening VIII. In July IX. In September X. In the Window XI. An Autumn Morning Sea Voices Aboard the “Sea-Swallow” Sea-sighing In the Mountains “The Top of a Hill Called Clear” The Initiation Renunciants Speakers to God Poesia Musicians Miscellaneous Sonnets— A Day of Defection Song and Silence Love-tokens A Dream Michelangelesque Life’s Gain Compensation To a Child Dead as Soon as Born Brother Death The Mage Wise Passiveness The Singer’s Plea The Trespasser Ritualism Prometheus Unbound King Mob The Modern Elijah David and Michal Windle-Straws I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. Part 2—Miscellaneous Poems of Later Dates At the Oar The Divining Rod Salome Watershed The Guest Moriturus Alone Fame Where wert Thou? A Wish The Gift Recovery If it might be Winter Noontide The Pool The Desire to Give A Beech-tree in Winter Judgment Dürer’s “Melencholia” Millet’s “The Sower” At Mullion (Cornwall) The Winnower to the Winds Emerson Sent to an American Shakespeare Society Nocturne The Whirligig Paradise Lost and Found After Metastasio The Corn-crake I. II. III. IV. V. In the Cathedral Edgar Allan Poe Deus Absconditus Subliminal Louisa Shore Flowers from the South of France To Hester Unuttered Imitated from J. Soulary’s “Le Fossoyeur” Imitated from Goethe’s “Ganymede” With a Copy of my “Poems” Prologue to Maurice Gerothwohl’s Version of Vigny’s “Chatterton” A Song The Drops of Nectar Amor as Landscape-painter The Wanderer “Alexis and Dora” Part 3—A Woman’s Reliquary Editor’s Note on the Copy Text The Rosary Song a Shadow Silence and Speech A Garden Inclosed The Well Afar Premonitions Bud and Blossom The Haven Manna Love’s Nudity Miracles Love’s Law Love’s Artistry Credo quia Impossible Harvest 159 A Moment Grief in Joy Giving and Taking The Interpreter December ‘I Will’ Love’s Sacrament Ave Atque Vale The Resting Place Impersonal Babblement Gratitude Embayed The Bowman Gift on Gift The Chapel Exchanges Surprises Charity and Knowledge The Potter’s Wheel The Holy of Holies Gold Hair The Pitcher Turf Fons Signatus The Plummet Community Indulgences Love Tokens Britomart Love’s Chord Hours and Moments Old Letters The Triumph of Love The Book of Hours The Couch Sea-Anemones Burnet Roses Spring in Autumn The Pilgrim Sunrise The Lost Dian Secrets Clouds Song and Sunset Nature’s Need Waking The Village Well Blossoms A Farewell New Horizons Past and Present Poverty and Plenty Wise Foolishness Childhood The Rival Sixteen Years Truths and Truth Madonna Justice Liberality The Wave Speech a Cloud The Source The Violin Sea-Mews’ Cries The North Wind The Rapids The Challenge Knowledge and Truth Exchange of Sex The Stone-Breaker The New Circe Discipline Eventide Transition Gloaming In the Storm Bethesda Winnings Love and Death The Blessed Ones Intimate Sorrow Lachrymatories Love’s Lord [Epilogue] Uncollected Verses Poems Written in Discipleship (II. Of the School of Mr. Tennyson) Songs I. II. III. (Later Manner) In the Lecture Room A Reverie End Matter Index of Titles Index of First Lines Appendices A. The Dowden Library Sale of 1914 B. Books Selected from Additional Auctions (1913–1916)

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

287 Pages

Copyright: © 2015

ISBN: 9780989082686

Publication: July 2, 2015

Series: Clemson University Press: Ireland in the Arts & Humanities

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