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POPULAR

POETIC PEARLS,

AND

Biographies of Poets

BY

PROF. FRANK MCALPINE,

EDITOR OP "TREASURES FROM THE POETIO WORLD" AND "TREASURES

FROM THE PROSE WORLD."

ILLUSTRATED.

Sold Only by Subscription.

PHILADELPHIA, CHICAGO AND CINCINNATI.
ELLIOTT & BEEZLEY.

1887.

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INTRODUCTION.

N POPULAR POETIC PEARLS, we have presented in one

volume a class of poems that live in the popular mind, and that are the delight of all classes of readers.

Persons who have not the time or means for an extended study of the poets, may be delighted here with the sweetest strains from the world of poetry. We have also gathered numerous sweet and tender poems that, in a moment of inspiration, were breathed from obscure sources into an immortal literary life. These poems have just as firm hold upon the affections of the people as have the utterances of the master poets.

In this volume we may learn something of “the genius and all-embracing humanity of Wordsworth,” the magic of Byron and Coleridge,” “the ever murmuring music” of Burns and Moore, the "enchanting verse” of Tennyson and our own beloved Longfellow; and our hearts, like an untouched harp, may break forth into sweet, harmonious songs when touched by the gentle influence of POETIC PEARLS.

F. Mo.

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