Introduction; Milton, the metaphysicals, and romanticism: reading the past, reflecting the present Lisa Elaine Low and Anthony John Harding; 1. The other reading transactional epic in Milton, Blake, and Wordsworth Tilottama Rajan; 2. Newton's pantocrator and Blake's recovery of Miltonic prophecy G. A. Rosso; 3. Milton's hell: William Beckford's place in the graphic and the literary tradition Elinor Shaffer; 4. How theories of Romanticism exclude women Radcliffe, Milton, and the legitimation of the gothic novel Annette Wheeler Cafarelli; 5. Wordsworth, Milton, and the inward light Nicola Zoe Trott; 6. De-fencing the poet: The political dilemma of the poet and the people in Milton's Second Defense and Shelley's Defence of Poetry Michael Chappell; 7. Keats's Marginalia in Paradise Lost Beth Lau; 8. What the mower does to the meadow: action and reflection in Wordsworth and Marvell Frederick Burwick; 9. Kidnapping the poets: the Romantics and Henry Vaughan John T. Shawcross; 10. 'Against the Stream Upwards': Coleridge's Recovery of John Donne Anthony John Harding; 11. Coleridge, Keats, Lamb and seventeenth-century drinking songs Anya Taylor; 12. Marvell, Keats, Wallace Stevens, and the (early) modern meditation poem Lisa Elaine Low.