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Title: A Treatise on English Versification.
Description: London: John Murray..., 1827. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 165 x 95 mms., pp. [iii] - viii, 334, contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label; front joint slightly cracked, top and base of spine slightly chipped, but a good copy with a small circular armorial bookplate on front paste-down end-paper. The poet and Church of England clergyman (1745 - 1829) published sermons and poems in addition to this treatise on versification. Saintsbury, in his History of English Prosody described the work as a "very nicely arranged little book. If you could do with the contents and keep the form - I should like to do this with it and fill it with my own notions. His appear to me hopelessly bornÚs; as mine would not doubt seem to him wildly anarchic...." Saintsbury continues in this vein for a few more sentences and ends with the comment that "he was evidently a good old man, and perhaps it is only the grace of God that makes one different from him prosodic views."

Keywords: aesthetics poetry literature

Price: GBP 165.00 = appr. US$ 235.62 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 7466

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