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EDITED

BY

ROSSITER JOHNSON

Does he paint? he fain would write a poem ;
Does he write ? he fain would paint a picture, -
Put to proof art alien to the artist's,
Once, and only once, and for One only.

ROBERT BROWNING.

NEW YORK
HENRY HOLT AND COMPINY

1877

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PUBLISHERS' NOTE.

This book was originally announced under the tiile of " Single Famous Poems." Editor and publishers all hail msgiving as to whether that title would convey a definite idei oïti: contents; but no better one suggestei itself. On t're eve of pilicitiori, t'e editor bein, in Europe, and it boeiing too late to consult hiin, a friend suggests the title the Vilunaw bears, anil which it seems marvelous was not t 913 :t of hifor 3. It has buen a lopied after consultation witi liis; bot able to conjecture t'ie editor's views. No cruit is felt of his ultimate approval, yet it seins but fair titius p biely relieve hi.n from all responsibility.

It is, p rrups, superfluous to explain a terin that is alınost current con, but it is b'irely possible that some purchaser--net t'ie kin l of a one, how ver, who is apt to read prefatory miter- !!!"y its wol lie tuld that the “ Single-Poem Poets" int (reatioi! uwlerstood to be those whom the Ilirsinis vistilit 0209, but those who hold on general

17-::1.100 die baas. justly or unjustly, on the risult of but che corunun:03 with her.

Tzelt is preface explains this mo e specifically, and also jiti's hit fitting it perfectly, the new title his friends have s'cied, although it was written for the old one.

OTFR, 1871.

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