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Thomas à Becket :

a dramatic chronicle, in five acts /
by George Darley.
Main Creator: Darley, George, 1795-1846.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: London : Edward Moxon, 1840.
Notes:With LO 14053 : Ethelstan ; or, the battle of Brunanburh. A dramatic chronicle. In five acts. by George Darley. Inscribed to Archdeacon Hare.

Two late "dramatic chronicles" at LO 14053 by a poet self-styled, in a youthful and much anthologized lyric, an "unlaurelled Boy." The two dramas, bound together, are both inscribed to Julius Charles Hare, Archdeacon of Lewes. Darley lived to fear lest he should be "ranked among the small poets ... the piping bullfinches." such seems to have been his fate : at least, having been laurelled among the major Romantics (Byron and Keats, to name but two) in the Cambridge Bibliography of Engish Literature in 1940, he was re-ranked as "minor" along with others in the new C.B.E.L. in 1969. Darley's most perceptive champion in this century has been Robert Bridges.

Physical description: vi, 144 p. ; 21 cm.

Provenance:Volume of two works by George Darley, both formerly owned by Archdeacon Julius Charles Hare, and inscribed by the author to him.
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