Themes and Critical Theory
- Attacks Byron and Shelley's exaltation of feeling over reflection and image over thought
- Wordsworth great thinker and poet
- Against neoclassical poetic diction
- His literary circle
- Anticipates Matthew Arnold's literary criticism
- Taylor is a link between Wordsworth and Arnold
- Agreements and disagreements with Aubrey DeVere
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The Works of Sir Henry Taylor. 5 vols. London: Henry S. King & Co., C. Kegan Paul, 1877-78.
The Statesman. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, 1957.
Abercrombie, Lascelles. "Sir Henry Taylor" in John Drinkwater, ed. The Eighteen Sixties. Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1932), pp. 1-19.
De Vere, Aubrey]. "Mr. Henry Taylor's Late Plays and Minor Poems." North British Review 43 (1865): 385-424.
[Lockhart, J. G.]. "Philip van Artevelde." Quarterly Review 51 (1834): 391.
Patmore, Coventry. "The Modern English Drama." North British Review 29 (1858): 134-35.
Poston, Lawrence, III. “Wordsworth among the Victorians: The Case of Sir Henry Taylor.” Studies in Romanticism 17.3 (1978):293-305. [Complete text in the Victorian Web.]
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