The Poetry and Poets of Britain, from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Biographical Sketches, and a Rapid View of the Characteristic Attributes of Each (Classic Reprint)
LULU Press, 2018年5月20日 - 580 頁
Excerpt from The Poetry and Poets of Britain, From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Biographical Sketches, and a Rapid View of the Characteristic Attributes of Each
From the reception which the following body of selec tions from the poetry of our country has met with, it has been suggested to the publishers, that the volume may not prove unacceptable to readers beyond the sphere of those for whom it was in the first place specifically intended. They have therefore resolved to issue it in a form more. Adapted to the library, or to the drawing-room table.
The leading principle which governed the compiler in the choice of the pieces, was their suitableness for the pur poses of education: but in no national poetry, perhaps, can this object be so easily combined with the selection of the pleasing and the beautiful, as in that of England. The following extracts will therefore be found to' contain a large proportion of what will be read and studied, not only with instruction but with delight, while the extent over which the extracts range will furnish, to, students of our British poetry, a succinct and comprehensive manual. Of its history and its characteristics.
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