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AKENSIDE and DYER'S POETICAL WORKS.
Edited by the Rev. R. A. WILLMOTT. With an Original Portrait.
"We now close a volume over which we have gossiped with pleasure, which appears to have been a labour of love with the editor. Akenside and Dyer are as deeply indebted to Mr. Willmott as that part of the public who know how to appreciate poetry, or are wlliing to be guided by those who do."-Athenæum.
[ERBERT'S POETICAL and PROSE WORKS. In Antique Type. With Biographical and Critical Notices by the Rev. R. A. WILLMOTT.
"Mr. Willmott is happy in his theme; we can add, after scanning his notes with some attention, that he is also happy in his treatment of an author whom we must consider as one of the most interesting of poetical writers." -Athenæum.
RAY, PARNELL, WHARTON, GREEN, and COLLINS' POETICAL WORKS. Edited by the Rev. R. A. WILLMOTT.
"This is a very pleasing volume, containing some works that, though small in space, will be lasting in time."-Press.
COWPER'S POETICAL WORKS. Edited, with a
picture sketch of the Poet's Life and Genius, by the Rev. R. A. WILLMOTT. With eight Illustrations by Birket Foster. "Of the four poems which are everywhere known and read, Paradise Lost' wins higher reverence; the Seasons' stir the pulse with a wider rapture; the Night Thoughts' unveil grander visions of the soul and its glories; but the Task' is felt to be the chosen, the dear, the familiar friend."-Extract from Preface.
Also, uniform with the above,
POPE'S POETICAL WORKS. With Notes by
"Hazlitt asks, Shall we shut up our books and seal up our senses to please the dull spite and inordinate vanity of those who have eyes, but they see not, ears, but they hear not, and understandings, but they understand not, and go about asking whether Pope was a poet or not? It will never do. The Rape of the Lock is a double-refined essence of wit and fancy, as the essay on Criticism is of wit and sense. The Epistle of Eloise to Abelard is fine as a poem; it is finer as a piece of high-wrought eloquence.""
[ILTON'S POETICAL WORKS. Carefully Revised from the Text of THOMAS NEWTON, D.D.
"Milton possesses sublimity enough to command our fear, and gentleness enough to awaken our affections. He unites the fancy of Shakspeare to the majesty of Eschylus. The humblest thought, subjected to the alchemy of Milton's genius, becomes transmuted into something precious and costly."
THOMSON and BEATTIE'S
WORKS, including GILBERT WEST, and BAMFYLDE.
Place the Seasons' in any light, and the poem appears faultless. The episodes are delicious, the versification richly harmonious, and the sentiments so pure, that the reader cannot fail to become better and wiser by its counsel." -S.C. Hall.
SHENTONE'S POETICAL WORKS. In One Volume.
"Can any author-can even Sir Walter Scott-be compared with Goldsmith, for the variety, beauty, and power of his compositions? You may take and cut him out in little stars,' so many lights does he present to the imagination."-Athenæum.
SPENSER'S FAERIE QUEENE.
To which is
added, his EPITHALAMION. With a Glossary.
"The nobility of the Spensers," says Gibbon, "has been illustrated and enriched by the trophies of Marlborough; but I charge them to consider the Faerie Queene' as the most precious jewel of their coronet. As far as Spenser's writings are read, he exerts a most salutary influence in inspiring a love for the just, the beautiful, the true. The grand procession of stately and beautiful forms-the chivalrous glow-the stirring adventures-the noble sentiments-the picturesque descriptions-the charming poetry-all tend to make the Faerie Queene' a poem of unequalled richness and beauty."
WORDSWORTH'S POETICAL WORKS.
New Edition, carefully edited with a Life, and eight Illustrations by Birket Foster.
"Wordsworth's predictions as to his after-fame have proved true; for thousands of copies of his poems are now required, where hundreds could not be sold during his lifetime, and posterity is doing him ample justice for the neglect of his contemporaries."
RABBE'S POETICAL WORKS. A New Edition, with a Life, and eight Illustrations by Birket Foster.
"Few poets have a stronger claim to be widely known than George Crabbe, for all he wrote had good for its basis. It is truth clothed in sense, and uttered in an impressive style, that fixes it in the memory of the reader."
CHAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES, &c. From
"Chaucer's pure well of English undefiled, as Spenser termed his Canterbury Tales,' formed a standard of composition through the national distractions that followed. Warton says Chaucer's genius was like a genial day in an English spring, when a brilliant sun enlivens the face of nature with unusual warmth and lustre."
IRKE WHITE'S POETICAL WORKS and RE-
"Kirke White's poems have long enjoyed popularity; and the feeling and melody of his writings will long retain its hold on good taste. The touching circumstances of his history, and the attractive picture of his disposition drawn by Southey, will ever charm. In this volume there is an added eloquence in Mr. Foster's beautiful Illustrations."
OUTHEY'S JOAN OF ARC, MINOR POEMS, BALLADS, and LYRICAL PIECES.
"Joan of Arc," says Mr. Hazlitt, "is a work in which the love of liberty is inhaled like the breath of spring-mild, balmy, heaven-born-and is full of fears and virgin sighs, and yearnings of affection after truth and good, gushing warm and crimsoned from the heart."
RYDEN'S POETICAL WORKS.
"The versification of Dryden is admirable; his narratives and descriptions are full of life. To this day Palamon and Arcite,' Cymon and Iphigenia,' Theodore and Honoria,' are the delight both of critics and of schoolboys. Of lyric poets he is the most sublime, the most brilliant and spirit-stirring." -Macaulay.
In 1 vol., price 5s. cloth gilt.
IR WALTER SCOTT'S POETICAL WORKS; comprising Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, Lady of the Lake, Rokeby, Bridal of Triermain, Ballads, Lays, Lyrical Pieces, and the Lord of the Isles. With eight Illustrations by Corbould.
"This one-volume edition contains the Bridal of Triermain,' which is omitted in most editions. It has been thoroughly collated with the first issues of Sir Walter Scott's Poems, and many notes added. It is the best one-volume edition that has yet appeared."
CHARLES MACKAY'S POETICAL WORKS;
comprising Ballads and Lyrics, the Legends of the Isles, Voices from the Crowd, Voices from the Mountains. With eight Illustrations by John Gilbert.
'We have a genuine pleasure in once more welcoming the appearance of this tried vindicator of the poet's dignity and mission. Charles Mackay is one whose works have always a purpose, and that an elevated one. His is a name involuntarily associated with what is most cheering and hopeful in the aspects of human life and destiny, and it is one that the present generation will not willingly let die. His lyrics have heartiness and vigour about them which instinctively inspirit."-Weekly News.
HARLES MACKAY'S COLLECTED SONGS. In One Volume complete. With eight Illustrations by John Gilbert.
Uniform in Size and Price with "Routledge's British Poets." COMPLETE POETICAL
Works, including the Songs, HIAWATHA and MILES STANDISH. With an Original Portrait, and other Woodcuts, by John Gilbert. A New Edition, entirely composed with a new type.
"So many imperfect editions of Longfellow's Poems being now sold, the above entirely new one has been produced. It contains the whole of Longfellow's poetical works-the poems arranged, at his own request, in the rotation in which they were written, and illustrated by John Gilbert; with a portrait, engraved from the only likeness the poet ever sat for, and is the only complete 58. edition."
ONGFELLOW'S PROSE WORKS, comprising HYPERION, KAVANAGH, and OUTRE MER. With eight Illustrations by John Gilbert.
"Longfellow has name and fame, and he has won himself luxuriant and enduring laurels, both as a scholar and a poet."-Athenæum.