Songs of Three Centuries (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 18.12.2017 - 500 Seiten
Excerpt from Songs of Three Centuries
My great effort has been to make a thoroughly readable book. With this in view I have not given tedious extracts from dull plays and weary epics, but have gathered up the best of the old ballads and short, time approved poems, and drawn largely from contemporary writers and the waifs and estrays of unknown authors. I have also, as a specialty of the work, made a careful selection of the best hymns in our language. I am prepared to find my method open to criticism from some quarters, but I have catered not so much for the scholarly few as for the great mass of readers to whose snatched leisure my brief lyrical selections would seem to have a special adaptation.
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