Page images
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

A COLLECTION OF REPRESENTATIVE AMERICAN
POEMS, WITH ANALYTICAL AND CRITICAL

STUDIES OF THE WRITERS

WITH INTRODUCTIONS

AND NOTES

BY

ARTHUR B. SIMONDS, A.M.
Fellow in the Romance Languages

at Columbia College

G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS
NEW YORK

LONDON
27 West Twenty-third Street.

24 Bedford Street, Strand,
The Knickerbocker Press

MN

[blocks in formation]

What is a Poet? He is a man speaking to men: a man endowed with more lively sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has a greater knowledge of human nature, and a more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be common among

mankind. WORDSWORTH'S "Preface to Lyrical Ballads."

« PreviousContinue »