Scottish Poets In America; With Biographical And Critical Notices

Paperback | May 12, 2012

byJohn Dawson Ross

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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. 1889 Excerpt: ...of grief and sighs Are solaced best--at home! O home-love! sweet home-love! The purest love is home-love; Though all else may faithless prove Faithful aye is home-love. Passing from "The Brighter Side of Suffering" we find that the rest of the volume (one hundred and thirty-three pages) comprises a collection of poems by the author on various subjects. Among them 'Foibles," "The Kirk and State," "A Union Question," "Thought," "After the Funeral," "The Ingle Side," "The Daisies," and numerous others, are all readable and talented compositions. There are also a few sonnets displaying considerable merit. Take the following one for instance: MY BOOKS. I have had friends whose friendship died away, And some, diseased by selfishness, a day Was all their little life of love; some wane Or wax as circumstances move; the main Of all are fickle as the cloud-swept skies, Or mists that o'er the mountain-tops arise; But I have friends within my own home bower Whose love no season withers: yet, no flower Can match their sweetness; their's is far above The wayward constancy of human love: They are my teachers unto truth sublime, And give for patterns hero-men of time; Right noble friends are they--my books--whose bloom Sheds joy o'er life from manhood to the tomb. In addition to his English poems, Mr. Whittet has wisely included in his volume a number of his pieces that are written in the Doric. They are all of a graceful and tender character. Referring to them in his preface he says: "To his friends on the American side of the Atlantic the writer owes an apology for having inserted so many pieces written in the Scottish dialect. He trusts they may deem it a sufficient excuse that, though resid...

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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. 1889 Excerpt: ...of grief and sighs Are solaced best--at home! O home-love! sweet home-love! The purest love is home-love; Though all else may fa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217548261

ISBN - 13:9780217548267

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