Review of Arthur Hugh Clough's The Bothie of Toper-na-fuosich

William Michael Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849
Genre: review


◦ Fredeman 145-148


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the Germ text.

Scholarly Commentary


The review is by WMR, who contributed three more to The Germ, one in each number.

Clough's splendid poem was poorly received by most reviewers. WMR's appreciation does not stand alone in its intelligent sense of the poem's virtues, but it does stand with a small company of discerning contemporaries that included Thackeray, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Charles Kingsley.

Printing History

First printed in The Germ 1, pages 34-45.

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