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The World's Best Poetry, Volume 10

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Author: Various Authors
Co-author: Bliss Carman
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,518 / 298 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,496
Added to site: 2004.07.18
mnybks.net#: 8842
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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light and color. He knows wherein consists their charm, and by what art enchanted structures may be built with them."

Familiarity with poetry thus becomes to the attentive reader an insensible training in language, as well as an elevation of mind and spirit. Superiority of spirit and of form, then, offers good reasons why the intelligent--whether for stimulation, consolation, self-culture, or mere amusement in idle hours--should avail of a due proportion of this finest expression of the sweetest, the highest, and the deepest emotional experiences of life, in the realms of nature, of art, and of humanity itself.

A few words from the gifted William Ellery Channing the elder epitomize some striking thoughts on this subject:

"We believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments of its refinement and exaltation. It lifts the mind above ordinary life, gives it a respite from depressing cares, and awakens the consciousness of its affinity with what is pure and noble. In its le

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