Originally published in 1906 as part of the Cambridge English Classics series, this three-volume collection presents the poems of George Crabbe (1754-1832). Volume Two contains Crabbe's twenty one 'Tales' and eleven of his 'Tales of the Hall', as well as notes on the text and variants of certain lines drawn from the many editions of Crabbe's works. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Crabbe's poetry.
Tales: 1. The dumb orators; 2. The parting hour; 3. The gentleman farmer; 4. Procrastination; 5. The patron; 6. The frank courtship; 7. The widow's tale; 8. The mother; 9. Arabella; 10. The lover's journey; 11. Edward Shore; 12. 'Squire Thomas; 13. Jesse and Colin; 14. The struggles of conscience; 15. The 'squire and the priest; 16. The confidant; 17. Resentment; 18. The wager; 19. The convert; 20. The brothers; 21. The learned boy; Tales of the Hall: 1. The hall; 2. The brothers; 3. Boys at school; 4. Adventures of Richard; 5. Ruth; 6. Adventures of Richard (concluded); 7. The elder brother; 8. The sisters; 9. The preceptor husband; 10. The old bachelor; 11. The maid's story.