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LATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISII LITERATURE IN THE UNIVİRSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.
THE NEW YORK
ASTON, NOX ANE
Entered accordiŋg: to Act of Congress, ia the year 1857, by
WILLIAM B. REED, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Eastern District of Pennsylvania.•
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON & co.
LECTURES ON. ENGLISH POETRY.
BURNS, (FITH 'NCTICES OF JOHNSON'S Lives OF THE POETS.)
porary genius—Candour rare in criticism-Controversy in
regard to Wordsworth's school of poetry-Comparative criti-
cism between the poetry of Wordsworth and Byron-Cor-
respondence of Wordsworth's life with the spirit of true
poetry-Continuity of his moral life-Recollections of his
childhood-His love of nature and of man-His sympathy
with the French Revolution - His seclusion - Communion
with his brother-poets- Aim of his career of authorship-