This Memorial Volume is being published to mark the centenary year of the author's birth. It contains essays, hitherto uncollected in book form, on authors such as Dryden, Herrick, Ben Jonson, Browning, Coleridge; studies of Carlyle, Jane Welsh Carlyle, Shelley, Disraeli; and papers on subjects that range from "The Qualities of Wine" to "Eighteenth Century Poetry". There is a biographical memoir of Saintsbury by Professor A. Blyth Webster and personal portraits by Professor Oliver Elton, Sir Herbert Grierson, and others. Compiled under the co-editorship of Dr John W. Oliver and Mr Augustus Muir (who were students ofthe author's at the University of Edinburgh) and of Dr A. M. Clark, lecturer in the English Department at that University, this volume will be welcomed by the steadily increasing number of those who appreciate the richness of Saintsbury's personality and the value of his work as a critic and literary historian.
Table of Contents
George Saintsbury. By Oliver Elton
Some Personal Memories. By Sir Herbert Grierson
Recollections of Sainsbury. By John Purves
A Biographical Memoir. By A. Blyth Webster
Essays and Studies by George Saintsbury
John Dryden the Dramatist
Fitzgerald's "Omar Khayyam"
Journalism Fifty Years Ago
The Poetry of Herrick
The Authorized Version of the Bible
Oxford Sights and Scenes
The Two Tragedies
Oliver Goldsmith and "The Vicar of Wakefield"
Disraeli: A Portrait
Inaugural Address at Edinburgh
A Saintsbury Scrap Book
I "The Master of Ballantrae"
II The Qualities of Wine
III On Ben Jonson
IV On The Teaching of English
V Personal Sketches
VI Some Notes on Colleridge
VII John Stuart Blackie
VIII Lectures on Living Writers
IX R.I.S, Henley and Sir Walter Raleigh
X Men of Letters as Milch Cows
XI Scottish Literature
Address to george Saintsbury on his Seventy-Seventh Birthday and His Reply
George Edward Bateman Saintsbury, FBA , was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur. In 1895 he became professor of rhetoric and English literature at the University of Edinburgh, a position he held until 1915.