The Pre-Raphaelite circulate begun in 1848, and skilled its heyday within the 1860s and 1870s. encouraged by means of the then little-known Keats and Blake, in addition to Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, Pre-Raphaelite poetry "etherialized sensation" (in the phrases of Antony Harrison), and popularized the proposal ofl'art pour l'art—art for art's sake. the place Victorian realist novels explored the grit and dirt of the commercial Revolution, Pre-Raphaelite poems focused on extra summary subject matters of romantic love, inventive suggestion and sexuality. Later they attracted Aesthetes and Decadents like Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Ernest Dowson, let alone Gerard Manley Hopkins and W.B. Yeats.
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Woolner Thomas Woolner; Stephens Frederic George Stephens; Collinson James Collinson; Millais John Everett Millais. See Biographical Notes. 12. Browning the poet Robert Browning (1812–89). 14. Sordello the identify of a seriously reviled Browning poem (1840) which DGR really favorite. St Wagnes’ Eve Composed 1851. FLM 2. See WBS’s ‘To the Artists known as P. R. B. ’, John Tupper’s ‘A Quiet night’ and CGR’s ‘The P. R. B. ’. identify. Alludes to John Keats’s ‘The Eve of St Agnes’ (1819) and Alfred Tennyson’s ‘St Agnes’ Eve’ (1837), works which impressed Pre-Raphaelite work and poems. Wagnes in response to ‘wag’, a joker. 1. hop-shop dancing academy held in the home within which DGR used to be renting a studio. 2. Collinson James Collinson – see Biographical Notes. He used to be recognized for falling asleep early and in corporation. three. Deverell Walter Deverell – see Biographical Notes. five. Hancock John Hancock (1825–69), sculptor and member of the Cyclographic Society. 7. Guardami ben … Beatrice ‘Observe me good. i'm, in sooth, i'm / Beatrice’, Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio 30. 72–3 (Henry Francis Cary translation, 1814); Beatrice see be aware for l. 12 of FMB’s ‘Angela Damnifera’. eight. Bernhard Smith (1820–85), sculptor and painter, shut Pre-Raphaelite affiliate. thirteen. William North (d. 1855), a author, writer of ‘The countless Republic’ (1851) and the posthumous novel The Slave of the Lamp (1855). NONSENSE VERSES Composed 1869–71. All limericks first released within the Rossetti Papers 1862–1870, ed. WMR (Sands & Co. , 1903), with the exception of ‘There used to be a tender rascal referred to as Nolly’ and ‘As a critic, the Poet Buchanan’, which seemed in DGR, Works. WMR grouped those limericks below the heading ‘Nonsense Verses’, noting they'd been encouraged by means of Edward Lear’s booklet of Nonsense (1846). There’s an infantine Artist named Hughes 1. Hughes Arthur Hughes – see Biographical Notes. 2. R. A. Royal Academy. there's a younger Artist named Jones 1. Jones Edward Burne-Jones – see Biographical Notes. there's a younger Painter known as Jones 1. Jones Edward Burne-Jones – see Biographical Notes. There’s a combative Artist named Whistler 1. Whistler James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), American painter. 2. hog-hairs paint brushes (made of hog’s hair). A ancient Painter named Brown 1. Brown Ford Madox Brown – see Biographical Notes. three. epochs of victual mealtimes. four. pudden … kittle mispronunciation of ‘pudding’ and ‘kettle’. there has been a tender rascal known as Nolly 1. Nolly Oliver Madox Brown – see Biographical Notes. There’s a Scotch correspondent named Scott 1. Scott William Bell Scott – see Biographical Notes. There as soon as used to be a painter named Scott 1. Scott William Bell Scott – see Biographical Notes. There’s the Irishman Arthur O’Shaughnessy 1. Arthur O’Shaughnessy see Biographical Notes. there's a terrible sneak referred to as Rossetti 1. Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti – see Biographical Notes. As a critic, the Poet Buchanan 1. Buchanan Robert Buchanan (1841–1901), writer of FS. three. Into Maitland he reduced in size Buchanan released his overview less than the pseudonym ‘Thomas Maitland’. ELIZABETH SIDDAL ‘True Love’, ‘Dead Love’, ‘Shepherd grew to become Sailor’, ‘Gone’, ‘Speechless’, ‘The Lust of the Eyes’, ‘Worn Out’ and ‘At final’ are taken from RRP.