Publications — Short Journal Articles and Notes

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— "'Celtic Fielding, Realist of Dreams!': Edmund Kemper Broadus on Borrow," George Borrow Bulletin 2nd series 6 (spring 2013), 18-24.


— "Macfarren and English Opera” and “Robin Hood,” booklet for CD of George Alexander Macfarren, Robin Hood , Naxos 8.660306-07 (October 2011), 4-7. Both these articles are also available online at the Naxos website: HERE


— “Painters of the Provinces: The Smith Brothers of Chichester,” Chichester Society Newsletter 159 (December 2008), 16-18.


— “Coleridge Satirized by Anne Plumptre,” Notes and Queries 250/1 (March 2005), 40-2.


— "Another Lucy Poem about a Glow-worm," Notes and Queries 250/1 (March 2005), 37-8.


— “The Early Development of the 'Lake School' Idea,” Notes and Queries 250/1 (March 2005), 35-7.


— "Lindley Williams Hubbell, Borrovian," George Borrow Bulletin 29 (autumn 2004), 6-10.


— “The Two Gentlemen of Verona’s Dramatic Crux: William Charles Macready and the Modern Critical Tradition,” Notes and Queries 248/4 (December 2003), 403-7.


— “Dickens on Wordsworth: Nicholas Nickleby and the Copyright Question,”   English Language Notes 41/1 (September 2003), 62-9.


— “Larkin’s Toad Revisited,” Notes and Queries 248/3 (September 2003), 339.


— “The Influence of Southey’s Letters from England on Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes,” Notes and Queries 248/3 (September 2003), 288-91.


— “Wordsworth’s ‘diurnal’ Lucy and William Whiston’s New Theory of the Earth,” Notes and Queries 247/4 (December 2002), 463-5.


— “Borrow and Taylor on Language and Human Diversity,” George Borrow Bulletin 22 (autumn 2001), 65-8.


— “A Source for Southey and Coleridge’s ‘green light in the west,’” Notes and Queries 246/2 (June 2001), 128-9.


— “Barbauld’s ‘To Mr. S.T. Coleridge’: A Possible Source,” Notes and Queries   246/2 (June 2001), 129-31.


— “Connecting the ‘Lucy Poems,’” Essays in English Romanticism 25 (2001), 21-8.


— “Borrow’s Faustus: Further Notes,” George Borrow Bulletin 20 (autumn 2000), 55-7.


— “Barbauld’s ‘Address to the Deity’: Two Notes,” Notes and Queries 245/2 (June 2000), 208-10.


— “Swift’s ‘Violent Hatred’ of William III: The ‘Paraphrase of Prior’s Epitaph’ and its Provenance,” Notes and Queries 244/3 (September 1999), 348-50.


— “Lamb, Coleridge, and ‘dream[s] of murder,’” Notes and Queries 244/1 (March 1999), 30-1.


— “Mrs. Barbauld’s Poems : An Addition and a Note,” English Language Notes   36/2 (December 1998), 28-31.


— “Coleridge the Ostrich and Capell’s Shakespeare,” Notes and Queries 243/2 (June 1998), 192-3.


— “Two Notes on ‘Kubla Khan,’” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 102 (April 1998), 64-5.


— “Lady Macbeth’s ‘Milke’ and ‘Gall’: A Christian Idea?,” English Language Notes 35/3 (March 1998), 25-7.


— “Lady Macbeth’s Curds and Whey,” Elizabethan Review 5/2 (autumn 1997), 126-7; Reprinted in A Groat’s Worth of Wit 12/1 (March 2001), 18-19.


— “Blake’s Man in the Iron Mask,” Notes and Queries 242/3 (September 1997), 321-2.


— “‘Mrs. Barbauld’s school’ and its Poetic Staff,” Notes and Queries 242/2 (June 1997), 225-7.


— “Cowper in the Christian Miscellany,” Notes and Queries 242/2 (June 1997), 222-5.


— “Cowper’s ‘To a Young Lady with a Present of Two Cockscombs’ and the   Gentleman’s Magazine,” Notes and Queries 242/2 (June 1997), 220-2.


— “‘New Significance’: Owen’s ‘Strange Meeting’ and Richard III ,” English Language Notes 34/4 (June 1997), 48-52.


— “A ‘flitting glimpse’ of George Borrow and Jan Van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Marriage,’”   George Borrow Bulletin 13 (spring 1997), 16-21.


— “The Politics of Southey’s Chariot: A Further Note,” Charles Lamb Bulletin NS 97 (January 1997), 39-40.


— “Wordsworth’s ‘dispossessed’ Cuckoo Anticipated,” Notes and Queries 241/4 (December 1996), 421-2.


— “A Lost Butter Proverb the Key to a Crux in 1 Henry IV ,” English Language Notes 33/4 (June 1996), 19-24.


— “Borrow at Evora: A Biblical mise en scène,” George Borrow Bulletin 11 (spring 1996), 29-34.


— “Coleridge’s ‘suspension of disbelief’ and Jacob Brucker’s ‘assensus suspensione,’” Notes and Queries 241/1 (March 1996), 39-40.


— “John Henry Colls and the Remarks on the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides,” Notes and Queries 240/4 (December 1995), 469-71.


— “Borrow and Hunter,” George Borrow Bulletin 10 (autumn 1995), 44-7.


— “William Taylor and Some Traditions of Shakespeare Biography,” Notes and Queries 240/3 (September 1995), 338-40.


— “The ‘bed trick’ in Measure for Measure: A Source Suggestion,” Notes and Queries 240/3 (September 1995), 320-1.


— “An Incident from Greene’s Alphonsus in As You Like It ,” Notes and Queries 240/3 (September 1995), 317-9.


— “The ‘text’ at Love’s Labour’s Lost   IV.ii.160,” Notes and Queries 240/3 (September 1995), 307-9.


— “‘Upstart Crow’: Provenance and Meaning,” Notes and Queries 240/3 (September 1995), 291-4.


— “Lamb as Touchstone: An Allusion to As You Like It ,” Charles Lamb Bulletin   NS 91 (July 1995), 159-60.


— “‘Psychic Torture’ in Prometheus Unbound: An Idea from Italian Melodrama?,”   Notes and Queries 240/2 (June 1995), 183-4.


— “Coleridge’s ‘Address to a Young Jack Ass’: A Note on the Poetic and Political Context,” Notes and Queries 240/2 (June 1995), 179-80.


— “Joseph Hunter’s 1845 Proposal for a ‘radically new text’ of Hamlet ,” Shakespeare Quarterly 46/1 (spring 1995), 80-1.


— “Wordsworth’s ‘visionary dreariness’ and Spenser’s Abessa,” Romanticism   1 (spring 1995), 141-3.


— “Shakespeare’s Use of an Elisha Story in Richard II ,” Notes and Queries   240/4 (December 1994), 486-7.


— “Coleridge: An Early Claim that the ‘law of association’ came from Aristotle,”   Notes and Queries 239/3 (September 1994), 338-9.


— “Marlowe: A Hoax by William Taylor,” Notes and Queries 239/2 (June 1994), 220-2.


— “William Taylor’s The Vision and its Source in Johann Gleim’s Preussische Kriegeslieder ,” Notes and Queries 239/2 (June 1994), 218-9.


— “Death Put Off By Cunning And Forc’d Cause” [a history of the theory that Marlowe wrote “Shakespeare”], Elizabethan Review 2/1 (spring 1994), 15-20.


— “Wordsworth’s ‘A Night Piece’ and Mrs Barbauld,” Notes and Queries 238/1 (March 1993), 40-1.