The Writings Of John Greenleaf Whittier (volume 4)

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byJohn Greenleaf Whittier

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX I. EARLY AND UNCOLLECTED VERSES. I Am yielding to what seems, under the circumstances, almost a necessity, in adding to the pieces assigned for one reason or another to the limbo of an appendix, some of my very earliest attempts at verse, which have been kept alive in the newspapers for the last half century. A few of them have even been printed in book form without my consent, and greatly to my annoyance, with all their accumulated errors of the press added to their original defects and crudity. I suppose they should have died a natural death long ago, but their feline tenacity of life seems to contradict the theory of the " survival of the fittest." I have consented, at my publishers' request, to take the poor vagrants home and give them a more presentable appearance, in the hope that they may at least be of some interest to those who are curious enough to note the weak beginnings of the graduate of a small country district school, sixty years ago. That they met with some degree of favor at that time may be accounted for by the fact that the makers of verse were then few in number, with little competition in their unprofitable vocation, and that the standard of criticism was not discouragingly high. The earliest of the author's verses that found their way into print were published in the Newburyport Free Press, edited, by William Lloyd Garrison, in 1820. THE EXILE'S DEPARTURE. Fond scenes, which delighted my youthful existence, With feelings of sorrow I bid ye adieu -- A lasting adieu ! for now, dim in the distance, The shores of Hibernia recede from my view. Farewell to the cliffs, tempest-beaten and gray, Which guard the lov'd shores of my own native land; Farewell to the village and sail-shadow'd bay, The foreat-crown'd hill and the water-wash'd st...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX I. EARLY AND UNCOLLECTED VERSES. I Am yielding to what seems, under the circumstances, almost a necessity, in adding to the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217404863

ISBN - 13:9780217404860

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