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Selected Poems of Sidney Lanier

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Author: Sidney Lanier
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,016 / 115 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 388
mnybks.net#: 4249
Genre: Poetry

(ed. Morgan Callaway)

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musical composers and as painters. The father of the poet, however, Robert S. Lanier, was a most industrious lawyer, who,
after a lingering illness of three years, recently** answered `Adsum' to the summons of the supreme tribunal. The poet's mother, Mary Anderson, a Virginian of Scotch descent, likewise sprang from a family distinguished for their love of oratory, music, and poetry.

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* For the full title of works cited see `Bibliography'.
** October 20, 1893, at Macon, Ga.
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With such an ancestry we are not surprised to learn that
Sidney's earliest passion was for music, and that in boyhood he could, although untutored, play on almost every kind of instrument. He preferred the violin, in playing which he sometimes sank into a deep trance, but in deference to his father's view gave it up for the flute, his power over which we shall hear of farther on. At first, strange to say, he considered music unworthy of one's sole attention, but later he came to rank it as his fulles

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