Donald Davie is one of the foremost literary critics of his generation and a poet of some renown.
Table of Contents
1. Dr Byrom of Manchester, F.R.S.
2. Isaac Watts: the axiomatic hymns
3. Watts's atrocity hymns
4. The 'Ending Up' of Isaac Watts
5. The carnality of Charles Wesley
6. Psalmody as Translation
7. Inwardness and the dictionary
8. Christopher Smart and the English rococo
9. Smart's elegance
10. The author of 'Amazing Grace'
11. William Cowper and the plain style