Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous (Classic Reprint)

Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous (Classic Reprint)

by Charles James Cannon
     
 

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No one can feel more sensibly than the Author, the many faults of the pieces that make up this collection, particularly the want of finish, in most of them, which the eye of the critic cannot fail to discover. But he wishes it to be borne in mind, that he has no pretensions to the name of scholar, and that these poems

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Excerpt from Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous

No one can feel more sensibly than the Author, the many faults of the pieces that make up this collection, particularly the want of finish, in most of them, which the eye of the critic cannot fail to discover. But he wishes it to be borne in mind, that he has no pretensions to the name of scholar, and that these poems were written at such intervals of leisure, as could be stolen from duties of a laborious and engrossing nature. He does not know that either of these excuses will serve as a palliative for the faults confessed; but he hopes that they, with the assurance of his present intention, of never again offending by appearing in the character of a poet, will mollify in a degree the truculent spirit of criticism. This assurance, however, is not given without regret. But as Necessity, the jealous and exacting Sarah of his tent, insists upon the expulsion, now and forever, of the poor Hagar, Poesy, he is forced to yield to her demands, and will be compelled, for the future, to devote his time to something better than "the unprofitable trade of ballad-making."

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ISBN-13:
9781331027294
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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