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“When sonneteering Wordsworth re-creates the landing of Mary Queen of Scots at the mouth of the Derwent -

Dear to the Loves, and to the Graces vowed,
The Queen drew back the wimple that she wore

- he unveils nothing less than a canvas by Rubens, baroque master of baroque masters; this is the landing of a TRAGIC Marie de Medicis.
Yet so receptive was the English ear to sheep-Wordsworth's perverse 'Enough of Art' that it is not any of these works of supreme art, these master-sonnets of English literature, that are sold as picture postcards, with the text in lieu of the view, in the Lake District! it is those eternally, infernally sprightly Daffodils.”


Brigid Brophy, Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without
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Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without by Brigid Brophy
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