The Works of Joel Barlow, Vol. 1 of 2

The Works of Joel Barlow, Vol. 1 of 2 : Prose (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Works of Joel Barlow, Vol. 1 of 2: Prose In the Harvard University Library there exists in manuscript a plan 'for the printing of the works of Joel Barlow. The manuscript IS in Barlow's hand, and spe cifies that the collection was to consist of two volumes. That plan was never executed, nor does it seem proper to follow it precisely now. Finally, however, Barlow is to be represented in a two-volume collection, one of prose, one of poetry. The present edition offers, in fact, a fuller selectlon of Barlow's writings than his own plan allowed for. This is especially true in regard to the poetry, for Barlow had not intended to include The Prospect of Peace, A Poem Spoken at Commencement, or The Vis ion of Columbus, all three of which contain ideas and motifs later incorporated into his imposing epic The Columbiad. (for a detailed collation of portions of all four poems, see Theodore A. Zunder, The Early Days of Joel Barlow, New Haven, 1934, pp. 57-58, 134, Likewise Barlow failed to mention his A Translation of Sundry Psalms Omitted in Dr. Watts's Version. 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 works.
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  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 798g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 36 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243206348
  • 9780243206346