Home Study Circle Library Volume 10

Home Study Circle Library Volume 10

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...world over. They are the alpha and omega of deep, strong religious faith. Whoever would best express his entire confidence in the triumph of the right and his reliance upon God's power against the devices of men finds the words of Whittier upon his lips; and to those who mourn and seek for consolation how naturally and involuntarily come back lines from his poems they long have treasured, but which perhaps never had a personal application until now! To the wronged, the downtrodden, and the suffering they appeal as strongly as the psalms of David.--Hattie Tyng Griswold, in " Home Life of Great Authors" (Mg.). WHITTIER ONE OF THE CREATORS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. Whittier's poetical development was a steady growth. His genius matured late, and in his early poems there was little promise of the exquisite work of his riper years, unless it was a distinct indication of his rare power of telling a story in verse. It must be remembered that when Whittier began to write, American literature had yet to be created. There was not a single great American poem, with the exception of Bryant's "Thanatopsis."--William Sloane Kennedy. (Cf. above.) THE "SONGS OF LABOUR." When the reader, who has worked gloomily along through Whittier's anti-slavery and miscellaneous poems, reaches the "Songs of Labour," he feels at once the breath of a fresher spirit--as a traveller who has been toiling for weary leagues through sandy deserts bares his brow with delight to the coolness and shade of a green forest through whose thick roof of leaves the garish sunlight scarcely sifts. We feel that in these poems a new departure has been made. The wrath of the reformer has expended itself, and the poet now returns, with mind elevated and more...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653008X
  • 9781236530080