Excerpt from As Twilight Falls PoemsOf ali the Arts there is no other comparable to the Art of Literature and the crown and ﬂower of Literature is PoetryHaving always thought the Sonnet although the least popular to be the most istinguished the most exalted of all forms of English verse I have Jouer à écrire en chinois, à partir de 6 ans devoted my literary life chieﬂy its study and creation I have published than five hundred Sonnets in the Miltonic and the true Guittonian form besides a few showing structural innovations and I have written but not published a large number of othersThe task of creating this amount of Poetry couched in that most intricate andifficult of forms can be adeuately appreciated only by those who have attempted the work and who have succeeded
IN DOING ITIN THIS CONTRIBUTION TO doing itIn this contribution to Literature over five hundred themes have been treatedThe So. En spiritually reminiscent I well upon the years I have passed in close communion with the Muse I feel that my worship has been reverential; and I exult in that I have left the sacred garland nu sullied on her the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of art technology to igitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing
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BE CONSIDERED A FURTHER CONTRIBUTION TOconsidered a further contribution to other books in which poetry in this form appears At The Gates of Song The of Helicon The Fields of Dawn; Echoes of Greek Idyls; Castalian Days; The Fleeing Nymph; Lady of Dream; Toward The Uplands; Flower and Thorn; and my Collected SonnetsIn addition to Sonnet creation I have at intervals published over two hundred Lyrics some of which are included in the present collectionThis is my Last Book Illness prevents me from oing For the work which I have already
Done The Most Eminentthe most eminent Authorities and the magazines and journals of both this country and Great Britain have been exceptionally generous in their praise; and I feel profoundly my indebtedness to them My note has been pure and my hearers have been appreciative so that in this parting hour wh.