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Title: Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations Author: Various Release Date: February 21, 2005 [EBook #15119] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK POETICAL QUOTATIONS *** Produced by Audrey Longhurst and the PG Online Distributed Proofreading Team. [Illustration: Henry W.
Longfellow.] HANDY DICTIONARY OF POETICAL QUOTATIONS COMPILED BY GEORGE W.
POWERS AUTHOR OF -IMPORTANT EVENTS,- ETC. NEW YORK THOMAS Y.
CROWELL & CO. PUBLISHERS 1901 BY T.Y.
CROWELL & COMPANY. PREFACE. It has been the aim of the compiler of this little book to present a Dictionary of Poetical Quotations which will be a ready reference to many of the most familiar stanzas and lines of the chief poets of the English language, with a few selections from Continental writers; and also some less familiar selections from more modern poets, which may in time become classic, or which at least have a contemporary interest. Readers of English literature are aware that the few great poets of our language have struck perhaps every chord of human sentiment capable of Wed Apr 05 01:15:50 2017 2 illustration in verse, and even these few have borrowed the ideas, and sometimes almost the exact words, of predecessors or contemporaries. But often old ideas in a new dress are welcome to readers who might not have been attracted by the old forms; and each generation has its peculiar modes of expression if not its new lines of thought.
It is hoped that this mingling of the old and the new will not be without interest.
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