In the whirl and tumult of our present day feverish race for wealth and honours, or among the masses the fierce strife for existence, how essential is the simple freshness of the poet's teachings for the prevention of our ideas of refinement and true culture being scorched from the soul.
There will be many take up this book who may not be acquainted with the vernacular of Teesdale, in which a good many of the pieces are written, or whose interest may not be quickened by an acquaintance with the characters or locality described. We would ask them not to judge Mr. Watson's songs or poetry as they would the songs of a Beranger, a Burns or a Moore, or the poetry of a Byron or a Shelley.
The author is essentially a working man poet, and though it is largely the experiences and thoughts of that class which colour the production of his Muse, yet his education has made him quite familiar with those wondrous spirits with which poets of all time have so wondrously conjured, That indestructible love of ?owers and odours, dews and clear waters, soft airs and sounds.
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Author(s) - Richard Watson
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ISBN - 9780260526700
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Page Count - 150
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