Published in 1873, from the best writings of the best English writers comes this useful and comprehensive collection of poetic quotes arranged alphabetically by subject. From “absence” through 435 classifications such as birds, rivers, solitude, war, and zeal, emphasis is placed on the most eminent writers, such as Dryden, Milton, Pope, and Shakespeare. Overall, this work contains a massive 13,600 passages from 550 authors.
About the Author
Samuel Austin Allibone (1816–1889) was an American writer and bibliographer, best known for his extensive knowledge of British and American literature. He compiled the three-volume Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, which boasts entries from more than 46,000 authors. He also published numerous anthologies, worked as a librarian and book editor, and created an index to Washington Irving's Life and Letters (1861-1864).