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Excerpt from The Poetry of Pathos Delight: From the Works of Coventry PatmoreThis book does not offer a selection in the usual sense. The poetry of a master is selected before it is written, and before it is conceived- and the mind that conceives itMoreExcerpt from The Poetry of Pathos Delight: From the Works of Coventry PatmoreThis book does not offer a selection in the usual sense. The poetry of a master is selected before it is written, and before it is conceived- and the mind that conceives it is selected. Mr. Coventry Patmores art and labour do but second that original distinction. Therefore it is hardly necessary to say that my intention has not been to make a collection of best passages. What has been intended is to collect passages in which the poet has dealt with two things - delight and sorrow, those human and intelligible passions to which all real poetry has access, but which this poetry touches so close as to be mingled with them and changed into them.So to offer great poetry to the natural human sensibility, should be to gain for the poets whole work new readers. I confess that is my motive.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.