Studies in Poetry, Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best Poets in the English Language: A Copious Selection of Elegant Extracts, a Short Analysis of Hebrew Poetry, and Translations from the Sacred Poets (Classic Reprint)
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The Editor had intended at first to prefix to this volume a short and plain sketch of the early rise and progress of English poetry, from the period during which it formed the only ray of intellect in the English nation, till it became incorporated as an original and prominent part of our native literature, and to trace particularly the progressive changes in its moral character. Upon consideration, it was found that such a history must exclude either the notices of biography and criticism entirely, or a good part of the poetical speci mens. Should it hereafter be judged fit, such a sketch may be prepared in another volume, or introduced into a second edition of this.
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