New editions of books are a venture for publishers rather than authors. The author has committed his rash act once for all at the beginning and he can hardly retract or repeat it. Nevertheless if I had not connived and collaborated at this selection of verses written (almost all of them) in my younger days, they probably would not have reappeared. I there fore owe an apology to my best critics and friends, who have always warned me that I am no poet; all the more since, in the sense in which they mean the word, I heartily agree with them. Of impassioned tenderness or Dionysiac frenzy I have nothing, nor even of that magic and pregnancy of phrase - really the creation of a fresh idiom - which marks the high lights of poetry. Even if my tempera ment had been naturally warmer, the fact that the English language (and I can write no other with assurance) was not my mother-tongue.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - George Santayana
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780267151974
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm
Page Count - 161
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