Poems and Essays by Joseph HowePoems and Essays by Joseph Howe

Poems and Essays

byJoseph Howe

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... communities have been formed, and British civilization has been fostered, will this day be honored, and the memory of this great man be " in their flowing cups freshly remembered." If our American cousins, North and South, do not keep this Festival as they kept that in honor of Burns, it will not be from want of inclination, or from ignorance of the merits of the great Dramatist whose works they read, appreciate, act, and quote, with an admiration as intense and with a familiarity as ready as our own. Engaged in these " great wars," which, from their magnitude of proportion, ought "to make ambition virtue," and which another Shakspeare, half a century hence, will be required to illustrate, they may not have leisure for any but military celebrations; but of this we may be assured, that Shakspeare has gone with the camp furniture of every regiment, into the field, whether North or South of the Potomac; and that his glorious pages have cheered the bivouac and the hospital, whenever the tedious hours of inaction were to be wiled away, or the " ills that flesh is heir to," and which combats surely bring, have had to be endured. Nor will these manifestations be confined to the lands which the British races inhabit. All over the continent, where Shakspeare is known as we know Goethe or Voltaire--where his works have been translated and illustrated by men the most discriminating and profound, this day will be honored, and his name, making the circuit of " the great globe itself," will not only awake the " drum beat" which indicates the waving lines of British power and dominion, but the echoes of warm hearts and sympathetic natures in every quarter of the earth. Shakspeare left behind him, when he died, thirty-seven Dramas, and a few Poems. Upon these...
Title:Poems and EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217784410

ISBN - 13:9780217784412

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