A Poetry-Book of Modern Poets: Consisting of Songs and Sonnets, Odes and Lyrics, Selected and Arranged with Notes, from the Works of the Modern English and American Poets, Dating from the Middle of the Eighteenth Century to the Present Time

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Touching the general contents of this volume, it will be easily understood that the duty of levying con tributions from the works of living authors must have largely added to the difficulty of the task. Herein, however, the Editor has endeavoured to be as little as possible biassed by merely personal taste, and as far as possible guided by contemporary and popular ver dict. For the rest, the whole field of modern English Poetry has been surveyed and gleaned to fill the fol lowing pages. No famous name will, it is believed, be found unrepresented; and some few names which are less known than they deserve to be (as, for instance, that of Thomas Lovell Beddoes) will here be met with for almost the first time in a work of this character. Certain American poets with whom, to our loss, we are but too slightly acquainted, have also received due recognition. It is, indeed, difficult to see how any selection that includes writers still living can be deemed complete without them.

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