The Croakers (Classic Reprint)

The Croakers (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Croakers The collection will be found to contain several original Croakers by Mr. Halleck, which, though written at the period of the others, have not hitherto seen the light, while several additions of a similar nature have been made from the manuscripts of Drake. The new poems are indicated in the table of contents, to which we may also refer for the dates of publication. We cannot present these youthful publications of the authors to the reader, without a farther expression of admiration, not merely of their felicity in literary execution which ranks them with the best local satires, but of the general good humor without harshness or ill will by which they are characterized. True wit and humor know how to gain their ends without lacerating the sensibilities of the individual. We are none of us, out of the reach of these weapons, or insensible to their severities; but we believe it may be said of the croakers, that their stroke, though never pointless, has inflicted no unseemly injury nor left any lasting wound. They are written in the language of poets with the self-respect of the gentleman. There are no lines to crop for their indelicacy, or apologies to be made for transgressing the privileged limits of this species of literature. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 284g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 20 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024325993X
  • 9780243259939