This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter II. A Poet, his
Birth and Environment. "And Nature, the old nurse, took The child
upon her knee, Saying, here is a story-book Thy Father has written
for thee. 'Come wander with me, ' she said, 1 Into regions as yet
untrod, And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God.'
And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who
sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever
the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a
more wonderful song, Or tell a more wonderful tale." --Longfellow.
"I believe God intended Kingsley to be, above all, a poet. I
believe that in some of his poetry he rises higher than in all his
prose, ay, to the level of his greatest contemporaries. I believe
that since Shakespeare, there has been no such Shakespearean
promise as that of The Saint's Tragedy." So wrote Mr. J. M. Ludlow
a year or two ago in the pages of the Economic Review. And
although, perhaps, we must allow something for the glamour of
youthful memories in an old friend, there can be little doubt, I,
think, of the truth of the first sentence. Charles Kingsley was
essentially and before all things a poet. A richer, more
sympathetic nature could hardly be conceived. He had, moreover, the
heredity of a poet, and in early years he had the natural
environment calculated to stimulate a poetic nature. Of a family
belonging originally to Cheshire, but settled for many generations
in Hampshire, Charles Kingsley was born in 1819, at Holne Vicarage,
in Devonshire, "under the brow of Dartmoor," thus inhaling, so to
speak, with his first breath, the daring spirit of the men of
Devon, whose deeds of adventure and bravery he was afterwards to
picture so graphically for his countrymen in the pages of...
|Country of origin:
Charles William Stubbs
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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