Collected Verse Plays (Classic Reprint)

Author: Richard Eberhart

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Excerpt from Collected Verse Plays About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

Collected Plays and Poems, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Cale Young Rice

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Excerpt from Collected Plays and Poems, Vol. 2 "All's well" I The illimitable leaping of the sea, The mouthing of his madness to the moon, The seething of his endless sorcery, His prophecy no power can attune, Swept over me as, on the sounding prow Of a great ship that steered into the stars, I stood and felt the awe upon my brow Of death and destiny and all that mars. II The wind that blew from Cassiopeia cast Wanly upon my ear a rune that rung; The sailor in his eyrie on the mast Sang an "All's well," that do the spirit clung About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

Collected Plays (Classic Reprint)

Author: Stephen Phillips

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Excerpt from Collected Plays I remember my father as a big man, with a beautiful, but rather sullen face, and eyes full of strange, sad melancholy, as if the soul were always dreaming and yearning, and reaching for heights unattainable. He had about him a presence of mystery and of power; that sense which one may feel to exist, but which one may never describe in the language of words. To strangers he was cold, impassive and re served, which gave to him an aspect of sombre ness, but to those whom he knew to be in sym pathy with his greatness of thought he became at once a being of quite natural impulses, and on these occasions, when he felt at ease, the light of genius that burned unwaveringly within him would burst into visibility with a power and wonder that could not fail to impress. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Annual Review, and History of Literature, 1803, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Arthur Aikin

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Excerpt from The Annual Review, and History of Literature, 1803, Vol. 2 47 Seymour 11 Powers of Imagination, 4to. Ll. 1s. Longman and Rees 48 Darwin's Temple of Nature, 410. Ll. 53. Johnson. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Literary Collections

The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Sir Thomas Overbury, Knt

Author: Thomas Overbury

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Excerpt from The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Sir Thomas Overbury, Knt: Now First Collected Amusepistlemtheresder.datedlisy16, commences this edifiomwhichlwnceivetobethe second. Nextfollowaamorning Sacrifice to the author, in thirtytwo lines, subscribed J. S. Lincol. MW Wnyrickeotothe author's praise, by G. Eleven sixdine stanzas On theohoice of awifeensne. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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Excerpt from The Poems of Arthur Conan Doyle: Collected Edition His volume contains nearly the whole of the three small collections named Songs of Action, Songs of the Road, and The Guards came through. To these are added a number of new pieces: The Farewell, Now then, Smith! To my Lady, A Reminiscence of Cricket, The Bugles of Canada, Christmas in Trouble, To Carlo, To Ronald Ross, Little Billy, Take Heart, Retrospect, and Comrades. There is also added a short poetical one-act play, The Journey. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Literary World

Author: John Calvin Metcalf

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Excerpt from The Literary World: Eighth Reader The boy or girl who reads this book will find in it certain pieces of prose and poetry, each complete in itself, which have come to be regarded as standard literature. These, and many others besides, every intelligent boy and girl should know. Young readers may well ask, in this day of almost endless variety in books and periodicals, What is standard literature and why should we read it? Such a direct question deserves a clear and candid answer. All prose and poetry which have found a permanent place in the minds of cultivated people we call standard literature. This did not happen by chance. Out of a great deal of writing in every age, a few stories and essays and plays and poems pleased men and women so much that they collected them in libraries for their own enjoy ment and for the use of others. These pieces of literature are in artistic form, that is, they are so put together as to satisfy our sense of beauty. We find pleasure in looking at a Greek statue because it is perfectly proportioned; we enjoy an old Italian painting because it is delicate in coloring and harmonious in form; we are attracted by aclassic temple or a Gothic tower because of its wonderful symmetry. Such statues and paintings and buildings appeal to our finer feelings, or emotions, and stimulate our imaginations. Good literature does that, too, besides making us think and act. It furnishes us with worthy ideas and noble ideals. In reading it, we unconsciously grow in time to love and imitate the best and to distin guish what is cheap and showy from what is genuine and lasting. The English poet Wordsworth, in one of his fine poems, hopes that the mind of the person to whom he is speaking will some day be a mansion for all lovely forms and her memory as a dwelling-place of all sweet sounds and harmonies. That is what the authors of this book which you are beginning wish for your minds and memories. You should read, first of all, for enjoyment; literature is intended to give pleasure. Through pleasure will come profit. Your mind will be enriched, your memories stored with treasures. What you read in this volume has permanent value. Most of these literary units have been sealed with the approval of more than one generation of readers. After you have finished this book, if you ear nestly desire to go on reading, you will have learned what standard literature is, and the question with which this little introductory talk to you began will have been satis factorily answered. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Literary Collections

The English Drama in the Age of Shakespeare (Classic Reprint)

Author: Wilhelm Creizenach

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Excerpt from The English Drama in the Age of Shakespeare Manner in which the old quartos came into being, 84-their characteristics, 85 - Their circulation, 88 - Lost editions, 89 Prefaces, dedications, and commendatory verses, 90 - Spirit of exclusiveness there displayed, 91 - Collected editions, 93 - Con temporary attitude towards the popular drama in England, 94 Ditto, abroad, 97. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

The Romance of a Princess

Author: Amy Redpath Roddick

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Excerpt from The Romance of a Princess: A Comedy and Other Poems This play is the outcome of many happy walks in the for ests that border Charlemagne's ancient capital. The writer and her husband would often pause to view some beauty-spot; at times she would read aloud the rare legends collected by Joseph Muller. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

A Midsummer Memory

Author: Richard Burton

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Excerpt from A Midsummer Memory: An Elegy on the Death of Arthur Upson Arthur Upson, whom the following poem com memorates, was drowned from his boat in Be midji Lake, Minnesota, in the early evening of August 14, 1908, in the thirty-second year of his age. A lyric, just written, found in the empty boat, is the swan song referred to in stanza XLV I of the elegy. He had that very day com pleted a poetic drama entitled Gauvaine of The Retz, dealing with the Pornic legend of Gold Hair; but the manuscript disappeared with him and has never been found. During some ten years of literary activity, he published half a dozen volumes of verse and since his death his collected poems have appeared in two large vol umes. Before his passing, recognition had come to him from distinguished critics and he was known to the few who treasure good poetry; thepublishing of his collected works has already begun to secure the wider hearing his song de serves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
Literary Criticism

Social Authorship and the Advent of Print

Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell

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"Ezell's interdisciplinary approach draws together the history of the book and cultural history. The result allows the reader a glimpse of literary life as practiced by "social" authors in the context of the development of commercial publishing and the formalization of copyright laws defining texts and authors."--BOOK JACKET.
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Redeeming the Time

Author: Potter Woodbery

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Excerpt from Redeeming the Time: The Theological Argument of Auden's for the Time Being For the Time Being, subtitled A Christmas Oratorio, offers the most explicit poetic statement of W. H. Auden's religious position. Monroe K. Spears writes in The Poetry of W. H. Auden (new York, 1963) The piece is the fullest and most balanced expression of Auden's religious attitudes; the ideas and dominant images that have been seen partially and transitionally in other poems here may be seen in their final place as part of an order-cd whole (p. Auden, who among modern poets has repeatedly looked to present-day ideologies for intellectual thought patterns with which to build his verse, wrote For the Time Being in the early forties at a time when he was turning from his previous. Reliance upon secular Freudian and Marxist categories to the use of Christian themes in the making of his poetry. Drawing upon Auden's prose essays (and in particular those written during the forties when For the Time Being was taking its final form) the present study will provide the theo logical frame of reference necessary for an understanding of the poem at the level Of its ideas. NO systematic study of its theological themes has yet been made. Monroe K. Spears, who devotes a portion of a chapter to Auden's poem in the book just cited, discusses the theological implica tions of the piece in what he calls a running interpretative commentary, but attempts no systematic study Of the poem's theological ideas. My essay was originally written in 1961 at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, but has been considerably revised in its present form. In order to facilitate reference to the various printed versions in which For the Time Being is currently available, references to the text of the poem will appear parenthetically by section title, Roman subdivision, and line num ber (the one exception to this manner of notation will be the references to the section entitled The Meditation of Simeon, which will be cited by prose paragraph number). For currently available editions of the poem, see, in addition to Auden's Collected Poetry (new York, Marvin Halverson Religious Drama 1 (new York, 1957) and Mack, Dean, and Frost (eds), Modern Poetry (new York. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Vol. 6 of 10

Author: Robert Southey

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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Vol. 6 of 10: Collected by Himself Upon reading, on their first appearance, certain of these ballads, and of the lighter pieces now comprised in the third volume of this collective edition7 Mr. Edgeworth said to me, Take my word for it, sir, the bent of your genius is for comedy. I was as little displeased with the intended compli ment as one of the most distinguished poets of this age was with Mr. Sheridan, who, upon returning a play which he had offered for acceptance at Drury Lane, told him it was a comi cal tragedy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry

Author: B. Stevenson Stanoyevich

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Excerpt from An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry: Serbian Lyrics "Give me the making of a nation's songs, and let who will make their laws," was the maxim of a Scottish patriot. We would prefer to modify this rule, and say, "Give us the poems which the people make for themselves, and then we shall obtain a clear insight into the national character and learn what customs and laws they are likely to accept or reject." Folk-songs are the intimate expressions of the ideas of the people. What the comic drama is to the cultured, and the music-hall to the ill-educated portions of urban population, the popular song has been, and in some countries still is, to the rural peasantry, a true exponent of their sentiments, though too frequently inaccurate in statements of facts. Critics, as is well known, have censured Lord Macaulay for his indiscriminate adoption of the vulgar and often malignant rhapsodies sung in the streets of London. But the Russian bylina, collected by Danilov, Rybnikov, Sreznevsky and others, may be taken as furnishing unimpeachable evidence of the state of Russia during the invasions of the Mongols and Turks. The Jacobite poems give us the real feelings of the people of Scotland for nearly an entire century. The popular and rustic strains which are handed down from the reign of Henry III have rehabilitated the memory of Simon de Montfort. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Poetry

Early Plays Catiline, the Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans (Classic Reprint)

Author: Henrik Ibsen

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Page: 266

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Excerpt from Early Plays Catiline, the Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans Olaf Liljehrans, which was presented on the Bergen stage in 1857, marks the end of Ibsen's early romantic interest. The original idea for this play, which he had begun in 1850, he found in the folk-tale The Grouse in Justedal, about a girl who alone had survived the Black Death in an isolated village. Ibsen had with many others become interested in popular folk-tales ahd ballads. It was from Faye's Norwegian folk-tales (1844) that he took the story of The Grouse in Justedal. His interest was so great that he even turned collector. Twice during this period he petitioned for and received small university grants to enable him to travel and collect songs and leg ends still current among the people. Of the Seventy or eighty hitherto unpublished legends which he collected on the first'of these trips only a few have ever appeared in print; the results of his second trip are unknown. Ibsen had great faith in the availability of this medieval material for dramatic purposes; he even wrote an essay, The Heroic Ballad and Its Significance for Artistic Poetry. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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British Book News

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.