Arthos, John. The Language of Natural Description in Eighteenth-Century Poetry. 1949. Reprint. New York: Octagon Books, 1970, 463 p.
Discusses the influence of natural science on eighteenth-century descriptive poetry, tracing the ways various poets shaped and transcended the conventional terminology of scientific description.
Bogel, Fredric V. Literature and Insubstantiality in Later Eighteenth-Century England. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984, 226 p.
Discusses many of the Preromantic writers in the context of the literature of sensibility.
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