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Acknowledgements Short Titles 1. 'Acceptable Words' 2. 'The speechless dead': 'King Log' (1968) 3. Poet, lover, liar: 'Lachrimae' (1975) 4. 'Our love is what we love to have': 'Tenebrae' (1978) 5. Things and words: 'The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy' (1983) 6. History as poetry: 'Churchill's Funeral' and 'De Jure Belli ac Pacis' (Canaan, 1996) 7. 'The Triumph of Love' (1998) 8. 'Beauty is difficult': 'Speech! Speech!' (2000) 9. 'Here and there I pull a flower': 'The Orchards of Syon' (2002) 10. 'In wintry solstice like the shorten'd light': 'Scenes from Comus' (2005) 11. Afterword: '"I have not finished"' Notes and references Bibliography

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Jeffrey Wainwright is a poet and Professor of English at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Wainwright's essays on Geoffrey Hill draw on his discriminating ear and analytic intelligence to great effect. Wainwright is always compelling, so deep is his understanding of the poet, so keen his awareness of what is going on in the poet's language.' Martin Dodsworth, Royal Holloway (English: the journal of the English Association)

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