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W. Chuchell, with the negade of

Gro. L. Ray

necmech

Princeton, m.

Jeb 20,1856.

AS A

REPRESENTATIVE ART

BY

GEORGE LANSING RAYMOND, L.H.D.

PROFESSOR OF ORATORY AND AESTHETIC CRITICISM IN THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

AT PRINCETON ; AUTHOR OF "THE ORATOR'S MANUAL," ETC.

NEW YORK AND LONDON

G. P. PUT NAM'S SONS
The Knickerbocker Press

COPYRIGHT BY

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS

1886

ADRIL SENARY

FEB 29 1908

LIBRARY. -

59,684

Press of
G. P. Putxan's Sons

New York

PREFACE.

THIS
HIS work is intended to be complete in itself, devel-

oping from beginning to end the whole subject of which it treats. But this subject is a part of a larger one, connected with which are many underlying principles and practical inferences not mentioned here, although some of them, apparently, are not outside even of the limited range of discussion prescribed for this book by its title. To obviate the criticism which the omission of any reference to these may naturally occasion, it seems necessary to state that Poctry as a Representative Art is only one of a series of essays, most of which have been thought out, many written, and the whole, when completed, intended to present topics arranged somewhat as follows:

The Distinction between Nature and Art-Between Useful and Æsthetic ArtThe different Theories held concerning the Latter, and their Effects upon its Products—The true Theory, its Philosophical Basis, and the Classification of the Arts as determined by it.

The Fact of Representation, and its Bearings upon the Methods of the different ArtsPoetry as a representative Art (the present work)-Repre. sentation in Music- Painting-Sculpture-and Architecture.

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