Studies in Poetry and Criticism

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byJohn Churton Collins

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... 'F ESSAYS THE POETRY AND POETS OF AMERICA THERE goes a story--I had it, if I remember rightly, from the late Professor Nichol--that the editor of the Golden Treasury of English Poetry was asked by an American lady why he did not supplement that work by a Golden Treasury of American Poetry. "American Poetry I" he exclaimed with supercilious surprise. "Why, who are your poets?" "Well, among others," she replied, "we have Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton." It was a retort as fair as it was wise; no paradox, though it seems one; not wit, but truth. And although a review of American poetry is necessarily concerned only with the "others" referred to, we cannot insist too strongly on the relation of those others to the patriarchs of Anglo-Saxon song--on the essential unity of almost all of what finds expression in the poetry of England and in the poetry of America, in the genius which inspires both, in the art which informs both. The great schism of 1776 was our own mad work. A war, as purely internecine as that in which the Roundheads and Cavaliers confronted each other at Marston Moor and at Naseby, was B forced on the descendants of both in another hemisphere. The sword, once drawn, was not sheathed till England was humiliated and America independent. What followed, followed inevitably. With the Atlanfcfq HrfefrvJening, with the Puritan and republican eleme'ntsln overwhelming ascendency, with colossal jeptejitfcs."of.expansion and development, with much that was irreconcilable with subordination to the Mother Country rapidly defining itself, reunion under a common flag, even had it been desired, became impossible. But, if the effect of the great schism was, during many years, to alienate, and to canker; if it sowed the seeds of all that has since resulted from...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... 'F ESSAYS THE POETRY AND POETS OF AMERICA THERE goes a story--I had it, if I remember rightly, from the late Professor Nichol-...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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