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versy on poetic diction. It will hardly be necessary to add that for such errors as I have fallen into I am alone and entirely responsible. My acknowledgements are also due to the Trustees of Dr. Williams's Library for kindly allowing me to consult the manuscript of H. C. Robinson's Diaries; while to the readers of the Clarendon Press I am indebted for much valuable assistance in the correction of proofs.
The circumstances leading to the composition of the Biographia Literaria could not be fully dealt with in the Introduction itself without too marked a digression from the main theme. I have therefore made them the subject of a Supplementary Note, which will be found appended to the Introduction.
CHAPTER XII.-A chapter of requests and premonitions
concerning the perusal or omission of the chapter that
CHAPTER XIII.-On the imagination, or esemplastic power
NOTES TO VOL. I
CHAPTER XIV.-Occasion of the Lyrical Ballads, and the
objects originally proposed — Preface to the second
CHAPTER XV.—The specific symptoms of poetic power
elucidated in a critical analysis of Shakespeare's Venus
CHAPTER XVI.-Striking points of difference between the
Poets of the present age and those of the 15th and
CHAPTER XVII.-Examination of the tenets peculiar to
Mr. Wordsworth-Rustic life (above all, low and rustic