The Poetical Works of Leigh Hunt Volume 1

The Poetical Works of Leigh Hunt Volume 1

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...a rap in: He bow'd, look'd about him, seem'd cold, and sat down, And said, " I'm surpris'd that you'll visit this town: --To be sure, there are one or two of us who know.you, But as for the rest, they are all much below you. So stupid, in gen'ral, the natives are grown, They really prefer Scotch reviews to their own; So that what with their taste, their reformers, and stuff, They have sieken'd myself and my friends long enough." " Yourself and your friends!" cried the God in high glee; " And pray, my frank visitor, who may you be? " " Who be? " cried the other; " why really--this tone--William Gilford's a name, I think, pretty well known!" " Oh--now I remember," said Phoebus;--" ah true--The Anti-La Cruscan that writes the review: --The rod, though 'twas no such vast matter, that fell On that plague of the butterflies, --did very well;6 And there's something, which even distaste must respect, In the self-taught example, that conquer'd neglect: But not to insist on the recommendations Of modesty, wit, and a small stock of patience, My visit just now is to poets alone, And not to small critics, however well known." So saying he rang, to leave nothing in doubt, And the sour little gentleman bless'd himself out. But glad look'd the God at the next who appear'd, For 'twas Campbell, by Poland's pale blessing en dear'd: And Montgom'ry was with him, a freeman as true, (Heav'n loves the ideal, which practises too;) And him follow'd Rogers, whose laurel-tree shows Thicker leaves, and more sunny, the older it grows; Rejoicing he came in the god-send of weather: Then Scott (for the famous ones all came together); His host overwhelm'd him with thanks for his novels; Then Crabbe, asking...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593820
  • 9781236593825