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The Land of Lost Content

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Content, a thing contained; psychologically ‘The totality of the constituents of a person’s experience at any particular moment’ (O. E. D.); ‘The sum of qualities, notions, ideal elements given in or composing a conception; the substance or matter (of cognition, or art, etc.) as opposed to the form’ (O. E. D.).

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  1. Keith Jebb, A. E. Housman (Bridgend: Seren Books, 1992) pp. 73–94.

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  2. Stephen Spender, The Making of n Poem (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955) pp. 157–8.

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  3. Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex (4 vols), vol. 2, Sexual Inversion (New York: Random House, 1936) p. 352; quoted in Weeks, Sex, Politics and Society op. cit., p. 103.

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  4. Cleanth Brooks, ‘Alfred Edward Housman’, in A. E. Housman: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Christopher Ricks (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1968) p. 77.

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Jebb, K. (2000). The Land of Lost Content. In: Holden, A.W., Birch, J.R. (eds) A. E. Housman. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-62279-5_3

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