395. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” though it would seem to belie, superbly confirms Coleridge’s critical principle: “nothing can permanently … More

391. (William Blake)

Blake’s Milton might have been called, at least as a second title, “The Lark and Wild Thyme,” since these are the objects … More

327. (William Blake)

A source of strength for William Blake’s sensitivity towards freedom, and all that it can mean and be, is a … More

318. (Alexander Pope)

Alexander Pope thought the poet a supreme critic—of mankind’s second nature, in its variety of forms, manners, and habits. But … More