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The English Poets; Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction by Matthew Arnold Volume 4 (Paperback) Loot Price: R668
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The English Poets; Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction by Matthew Arnold Volume 4 (Paperback)

Thomas Humphry Ward

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: WILLIAM LISLE BOWLES. [THE Rev. William Lisle Bowles was born at King's Button in 1761. His chief work is his Sonnets, first published in 1789. He died at Salisbury in 1850.] It was the candle of Bowles that lit the fire of Coleridge. We have it on record in the Biographia Lileraria that to the author of The Ancient Mariner, bewildered at seventeen between metaphysics and theological controversy, and utterly out of sympathy with the artificialities of the Popesque school, the early sonnets of Bowles came almost in the light of a revelation. In a copy preserved at South Kensington he writes of them later as ' having done his heart more good than all the other books he ever read excepting his Bible.' Those who to-day turn to the much-praised verses will scarcely find in their pensive amenity that enduring charm which they presented to the hungry and restless soul of Coleridge, seeking its fitting food in unpropitious places. They exhibit a grace of expression, a delicate sensibility, and above ail a ' musical sweet melancholy' that is especially grateful in certain moods of mind; but with lapse of time and change of fashion they have grown a little thin and faint and colourless. Of Bowles's remaining works it is not necessary to speak. He was overmatched in his controversy with Byron as to Pope, and the blunt 'Stick to thy sonnets, Bowles, ?at least they pay" of the former must be accepted as the final word upon the poetical efforts of the cultivated and amiable Canon of Salisbury. Austin Dobson. Written At Ostend. How sweet the tuneful bells responsive peal! As when at opening morn, the fragrant breeze Breathes on the trembling sense of pale disease, So piercing to my heart their force I feel! And hark ! with lessening cadence now they fall '. And now along the wh...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Thomas Humphry Ward
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 252
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79710-8
Barcode: 9780217797108
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LSN: 0-217-79710-5

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