Table of Contents
Part I: Roads of Excess
1. A Disordering of the Senses
2. Coleridge's `Eolian Harp' and the Motion of Thought
3. Thomas Gray's `Thoughts, that breathe, and words that burn'
4. Ossian as a Poetry of Knowledge
Part II: `Sensate Hearts': The Poetry of Sensibility
5. Learning by Doing: The Example of `The Amourous Lady'
6. Frances Greville's `A Prayer for Indifference'
7. Ann Yearsley's `Remonstrance in the Platonic Shade, Flourishing on an Height'
8. Motherhood and the Self Unknown
9. The Literal World of the English Della Cruscans
10. Mary Robinson and the Myth of Sappho
Part III: The `Feeling Mind' of Sentimental Poetry
11. Sentimental Grounds: Schiller, Wordsworth, Bernardin, Shelley, Keats
12. Enlightened Minds: Sir William Jones and Erasmus Darwin
13. Sentimentalism as Consumption and Exchange
14. Waking from Adam's Dream: L.E.L.'s Art of Disillusion
15. The Loss of Sentimental Poetry
16. Literary History, Romanticism, and Felicia Hemans: A Conversation between A. Mack, J. J. Rome, and G. Mannejc
Conclusion: Starting from Death: The Poetry of Ann Batten Cristall