Poems Algernon Charles Swinburne

ISBN: 9781440078620

Published: September 27th 2015

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Poems  by  Algernon Charles Swinburne

Poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 412 pages | ISBN: 9781440078620 | 3.39 Mb

Excerpt from PoemsTo my best and dearest friend I dedicate the first collected edition of my poems, and to him I address what I have to say on the occasion.You will agree with me that it is impossible for any man to undertake the task ofMoreExcerpt from PoemsTo my best and dearest friend I dedicate the first collected edition of my poems, and to him I address what I have to say on the occasion.You will agree with me that it is impossible for any man to undertake the task of commentary, however brief and succinct, on anything he has done or tried to do, without incurring the charge of egoism.

But there are two kinds of egoism, the furtive and the frank: and the outspoken and open-hearted candour of Milton and Wordsworth, Corneille and Hugo, is not the least or the lightest of their claims to the regard as well as the respect or the reverence of their readers. Even if I were worthy to claim kinship with the lowest or with the highest of these deathless names, I would not seek to shelter myself under the shadow of its authority.

The question would still remain open on all sides. Whether it is worth while for any man to offer any remarks or for any other man to read his remarks on his own work, his own ambition, or his own attempts, he cannot of course determine.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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