Lyrical Poems (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Lyrical PoemsMy first volume, Hawthorn Blossoms, was published in attractive form in 1876 by Messrs. Lippincott. It was all too hastily prepared for the press, and contained many crude specimens of verse, lacking in artistic finish. It was put forth with fear and trembling on my part; but the critics magnanimously excused its faults and praised its beauties. The public received it with favor, partial friends patronized it, and the cluster of Blossoms proved not only successful but remunerative. The book has long been out of print, therefore a limited number of its poems are republished in these pages. Some natures are developed, some mental traits or gifts are cultivated, only through the genial influence of encouragement, and while I concede that my simple songs of the heart were not deserving of the encomiums accorded them, yet the meed of praise has been to me a rare incentive to worthier efforts, a truer appreciation of art, and a more earnest endeavor to excel. A few of these poems permit of the following brief explanation. The Souvenir to Longfellow brought a response from him, in which he complimented also the poem Unknown, and enclosed some autumn leaves accompanied by the well-known couplet, in his own clear chirography, The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall. This precious memento of the dead poet bears date November 5, 1881, nd was probably one of the last souvenirs sent by his own hand. The engraving Hope and Memory was greatly admired, while yet in form of photograph, by Mr. Longfellow, as a beautiful group from real life. il The Island Home is situated in the Wabash River, at Logansport, Ind. It is the residence of Hon. H.P. Biddle, the poet-sage, the first literary mentor, sternest critic yet truest friend, of the author. Hon. Silas Wright, of Ohio, selected the Island Home as the theme and Shelleys Cloud as the style of versing, to test the authors facility for rhyming. The address to The Old State House commemorates events and incidents in the history of that building, torn down in 1877, at Indianapolis, Ind. The poem, printed beneath a picture of the building, was placed by the late VicePresident, Mr. Hendricks, in the corner-stone of the new State House in 1880. To the picture and poem the following lines were added, which seem to apply nearly as well to these pages: When we, with years, have passed away, This, crypt shall then unfold Times relics, here, without decay The scenes that graced a former day, Our memories of the old. The impromptu, At the Farm, was the last leaf introduced in this book. In March, 1886, it was written as a pleasantry in the body of a letter to the dear, genial poet to whom it is inscribed. In replying, he alluded in generous and charming manner to its style of his Last Leaf and the authors ready skill in versing.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.