The Book Buyer Volume 14

The Book Buyer Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...conceived, finely imaginative and sustained poem in one of the most difiicult of the larger poetic forms. Its stately stanzas, testifying in their varying rhymes and measures to admirable command of the artistic material, are welded into unity by oneness of thought and aim--to hymn the beloved college, dwelling on her past and present influence in the country; to summon American institutions and all Americans to righteousness of life, consecration to God. An academic utterance, it yet has a broad and deep patriotism. In view of the average quality of poems of occasion, " The Builders " has extraordinary merit, and is one of the most successful efforts in its kind written in the United States. The book as a whole has thought, feeling, dignity, and charm. It is a distinct refutation of the idea that good art and the ethical purpose are ill-mated companions. With Dr. van Dyke the aesthetic impulse and the spiritual impulse blend, and the result is good literature. Rickard Burton. of her own resources. While love and wisdom are here finely confused, it may be said that Fleda's first sigh of love was the end of her wisdom, and that the son was stupid enough finally to marry the wrong woman. The only obstruction to this bit of naturalism was his mother's refusal to give up the brie- 1-brac left him by his father's will. She abstracted it from the old home, not intending to return it till the odious alliance should be abandoned. Her enemy, the "frump," all but abetted her scheme by making the brie-a-brac a condition of the marriage. For a while the deadlock was most promising. It remained for the over-wily mother, in a moment of premature faith in her accomplice, who had trusted her lovcr in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964357
  • 9781236964359