The Echo Club; And Other Literary Diversions by Bayard TaylorThe Echo Club; And Other Literary Diversions by Bayard Taylor

The Echo Club; And Other Literary Diversions

byBayard Taylor

Paperback | May 18, 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. 1876 Excerpt: ...poised, Saw he and enrsed, witb many it deep-monthed oath, And, finding nothing more eonld rennite The splintered form of fair Miasma, rode On his eareering palfrey to the wars, And there fonnd death, another death than hers. Zo'ilus. After this, write another sneh idyl yonrself, if yon dare! Galahad. I never shall; hnt when yon h.ive done the thing ignoranlly, and a magazine wants it on aeeonnt of the temporary popnlarity of the theme and manner, is an anthor mneh to blame for pnblishing? The Gannet. Let yonr eonseienee rest, Galahad! "Hnnger and reqnest of friends" were always valid pleas. If a poet invariably asked himself, " Is tlns original? Is it something that mast be written? Is it likely to be immortal?" 1 snspeet onr stoek of verse wonld soon be very short. At least, only the Chiverses and Tnppers and wonld still be frnitfnl. The Ancient. Did yon ever gness at the probable permanenee of the things whieh seem best when they appear? It is a wholesome experiment. Maeanlay first snggested it to me, in speaking of the three per eent of Smithey whieh might snrvive: sinee then, I have fonnd that the Middle Ages are an immense graveyard of poems, bnt nothing to what this eentnry will be. I donbt whether many anthors wonld write, in the mere hope of posthnmons fame. The Gannet. /wonldn't! My idea of literatnre is, the possession of a power whieh yon ean wield to some pnrpose while yon live. It may also be wealth, another power; it may be yoked with polities, whieh is better still; it may--Galahad interrnpting). Stop! don't make me feel that yonr gift, whieh I have believed in, is so entirely selfish! Zo'ilus shaking the hat). Here wonld soon be a preeions row between yon two; draw yonr names and go to work! The Gannet. What? Henry T. Tn...
Title:The Echo Club; And Other Literary DiversionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217627684

ISBN - 13:9780217627689