Excerpt from Monogamy: A Series of Dramatic LyricsThis dedication, however, is not written about our love and admiration for you. Here would be no place to express those emotions, even I had words to express them, and even there were any necessity to express them in words at all. But, smce my observation of man as a reading animal has led me to believe that, for one reader who will tolerate a preface, ten will tolerate a dedication, I want to incor porate here an explanation of what these poems are, and why they were written. In the first place, they are not PR 0p1 Gd N Dd Didactic poetry is, doubtless, an admir able thmg, but the whole of these poems of mine will be mis taben they are sup posed to be didactic. They are, simply and solely, dramatic lyrics. In each one of th em a husband speahs, and speahs of his married life. Each poem tells a separate story, utterly unconnected with the others except by the one fact that all the husbands are unhappily married. The causes of unhappiness, as will be seen, dz?er widely. But I want to mahe clear that no such argument is intended as: These cases of monogamy are failures: therefore monogamy is a failure. Like every other human benzg, I have opinions about marriage as an institution: only I defy anyone to tell from these pages what that opinion is. (i cannot forbear to quote here the witty opinion of an Oxford colleague of mine, who said: England a moral nation? Why, there arefifty 1vpeople living, in this street alone, in open Neither the bitterest opponent nor the mos't convinced advo cate of monogamy will den y that some marriages are unhappy. A nd whatever exists in experience is a fit and fair subj ec? For treatment to: poetry. I wrote these particular poems, and not dz?erent ones, because these came to me, and I could not help myself.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.