Macaronic Poetry

Macaronic Poetry : Collected with an Introduction (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Macaronic Poetry: Collected With an Introduction Pref' if he had written a treatife on the Digamma, in twelve volumes oetavo, or fpent his days like Dr. Strong, in grubbing at Greek r.oots for a Dictionary, to be completed (as Adams, who had a turn for mathematics, ef'timated) in one thoufand fix hundred and forty-nine years, and confulted, perhaps, in as' many more! For I have never heard that the world was any hap pier for the Digamma; whereas the man who wrote the Bells of Shandon, has given us many a pleafant evening at the inglefide, and brightened many a lonely hour. This is an iconoclaflic and a utilitarian age Gradgrind has weighed everything in his terri ble fcales, and beaten out of us every darling fiction we were wont to cherifh, and we are only permitted our proteit, fe non 'e vero, e ben trovato. Not only Mary's Little Lamb, but Pocahontas herfelf, is left in the vocative con dition of St. George and his Dragon. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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 works.show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 435g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243077106
  • 9780243077106