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Verses and Versions

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N the subject of writing verses - and publishing them George Macdonald, in his Sir Gibbie, says The true end of poetry is to help first the man that makes it along the path to the truth help for other people may or may not be in it To the man who has it the gift is invaluable and, in proportion as it helps him to be a better man, it is of value to the whole world but it may in itself be so nearly worthless that the publishing of it would be more for harm than good.

As this volume, like its predecessor, Versions in Verse, from which, perhaps, a quarter of the pieces are here reprinted, some in a revised form, is only intended for private circulation, it cannot in any case come under the condemnation above quoted, but, of course, the interest and value of the original pieces is entirely personal to the writer and his friends. The translations stand on a different footing, and the three from Horace, with some of the Greek and German ones and the Peruvian song, have, I h0pe, an intrinsic merit of their own. I have omitted the whole of Homer's Iliad Book I. For lack of room, and have added some half-a-dozen original poems and one translation by my mother, of whose taste and mental power, however, these few remains of her literary work give but an inadequate idea.

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Titel: Verses and Versions
Untertitel: In English, Greek and Latin (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781332839971
ISBN: 1332839975
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Lyrik & Dramatik
Anzahl Seiten: 118
Gewicht: 170g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T6mm
Jahr: 2016



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