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.William Wordsworth 327 Preface to Cromwell Victor Hugo 354 Preface to Leaves
of Grass Walt Whitman 409 Introduction to the History of English Literature H. A.
Taine 433 INTRODUCTORY NOTE No part of a book is so intimate I ...
... with the criticism of Dryden and Wordsworth and Hugo, with Dr. Johnson's
Preface to his great Dictionary, with the astounding manifesto of a new poetry
from Walt Whitman's " Leaves of Grass " — each of them has a value and
Whereof I marvel that my Lord hath not written them, ne what hath moved him so
to do, ne what cause he had at that time ; but I suppose that some fair lady hath
desired him to leave it out of his book; or else he was amorous on some noble ...
... for to satisfy the author, whereas before by ignorance I erred in hurting and
defaming his book in divers places, in setting in some things that he never said
ne made, and leaving out many things that he made which be requisite to be set
For herein may be seen noble chivalry, courtesy, humanity, friendliness,
hardyhood, love, friendship, cowardice, murder, hate, virtue and sin. Do after the
good and leave the evil, and it shall bring you to good fame and renown. And for
to pass ...
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