This book in its progress has recalled often to my memory a man with whose
friendship we were once honoured , to whom no region of English Literature was
unfamiliar , and who , whilst rich in all the noble gifts of Nature , was most
The volume , in this respect , so far as the limitations of its range allow ,
accurately reflects the natural growth and evolution of our Poetry . A rigidly
chronological sequence , however , rather fits a collection aiming at instruction
than at pleasure ...
Poetry gives treasures “ more golden than gold , " leading us in higher and
healthier ways than those of the world , and interpreting to us the lessons of
Nature . But she speaks best for herself . Her true accents , if the plan has been
Few readers can fail to observe the natural sweetness of the verse , the single -
hearted straightforwardness of the ... the beginning of things been even more
uniform than Mediocrity , by virtue of the closeness of its approach to Nature : and
... though in my nature reign'd All frailties that besiege all kinds of blood , That it
could so preposterously be stain'd To leave for 18 THE GOLDEN TREASURY .
12. A CONSOLATION. ...
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An updated version including some more modern poems. Among many favourites, it includes Ben Jonson's “Hymn to Diana”, one of the most perfect lyrics in the English language (you can recite it to the moon, and I have been known to), and “It is not growing like a tree”. Читать весь отзыв
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English poetry from the 1500's through the 1800's. Dedicated to Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland from 1850-1892. It has end notes with lots of extra information, an index of ... Читать весь отзыв
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