Excerpt from Oriental Diction and Theme in English Verse, 1740-1840
One does not need to be acquainted with Oriental languages or Oriental literature to trace with some profit the effects of Oriental interests on English verse and prose. It has been impossible to examine all the English verse from 1740 to 1840; but the chief poets have been reviewed with a good deal of care, and many of the minor ones. The Oriental drama offers a field by itself, and only a few dramas have been included in the present survey. It is hoped that all the main characteristics of Oriental diction and theme in the period have been recognized and given some attention in this paper. There has been no effort at a microscopic examina tion, at inclusion of every possible poet, passage, or term. It is ho and presumed that such values as the present study yields will prove sound in and for themselves.
The writer wishes to thank Dr. C. G. Dunlap, Head Of the Eng lish Department, and Miss Carrie Watson, University Librarian, and her assistants for courtesies extended; and also Dr. E. D. Cressman, Of the Latin Department, for assistance in matters relating directly to Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit. To Professor S. L. Whitcomb, the editor of this series of Studies, the writer is especially grateful for constant assistance during the past year - assistance as generous as it was helpful. Without it this paper could hardly have been brought to completion at the present time.
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