The Golden Treasury: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes (Classic Reprint)

4.18 avg rating
( 72 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781440093074: The Golden Treasury: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes (Classic Reprint)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Excerpt from The Golden Treasury: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes

This little Collection differs, it is believed, from others in the attempt made to include in it all the best original Lyrical pieces and Songs in our language (save a very few regretfully omitted on account of length), by writers not living, - and none beside the best. Many familiar verses will hence be met with; many also which should be familiar: - the Editor will regard as his fittest readers those who love Poetry so well, that he can offer them nothing not already known and valued.

The Editor is acquainted with no strict and exhaustive definition of Lyrical Poetry; but he has found the task of practical decision increase in clearness and in facility as he advanced with the work, whilst keeping in view a few simple principles. Lyrical has been here held essentially to imply that each Poem shall turn on some single thought, feeling, or situation. In accordance with this, narrative, descriptive, and didactic poems - unless accompanied by rapidity of movement, brevity, and the colouring of human passion, - have been excluded. Humourous poetry, except in the very unfrequent instances where a truly poetical tone pervades the whole, with what is strictly personal, occasional, and religious, has been considered foreign to the idea of the book. Blank verse and the ten-syllable couplet, with all pieces markedly dramatic, have been rejected as alien from what is commonly understood by Song, and rarely conforming to Lyrical conditions in treatment. But it is not anticipated, nor is it possible, that all readers shall think the line accurately drawn.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.57
US$ 27.27

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781347425343: The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1347425349 ISBN 13:  9781347425343
Publisher: Palala Press, 2015
Hardcover

9781346767567: The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Palala..., 2015
Hardcover

9781362542872: The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Wentwo..., 2016
Softcover

9781163202814: The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Kessin..., 2010
Hardcover

9781357959517: The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Palala..., 2016
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Francis T Palgrave
Published by Forgotten Books, United States (2018)
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Excerpt from The Golden Treasury: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes This also is all he can plead in regard to a point even more liable to question - what degree of merit should give rank among the Best. That a poem shall be worthy of the writer's genius, - that it shall reach a perfection commensurate with its aim, - that we should require fin ish in proportion to brevity, - that passion, colour, and originality cannot atone for serious imperfections in clearness, unity or truth, - that a few good lines do not make a good poem, that popular estimate is serviceable as a guidepost more than as a compass, - above all, that excellence should be looked for rather in the whole than in the parts, - such and other such canons have been always steadily regarded. He may however add that the pieces Chosen, and a far larger number rejected, have been carefully and repeatedly considered; and that he has been aided throughout by two friends of independent and exercised judgment, besides the distinguished person addressed in the Dedication. It is hoped that by this procedure the volume has been freed from that one-sided ness which must beset individual decisions - but for the final choice the Editor is alone responsible. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This 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. Seller Inventory # AAV9781440093074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Palgrave, Francis Turner
Published by Forgotten Books 9/27/2015 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books 9/27/2015, 2015. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Golden Treasury: Selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged with Notes (Classic Reprint). Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781440093074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Francis Turner Palgrave
Published by Forgotten Books
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 358 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.English Literature was unfamiliar, and who, whilst rich in all the noble gifts of Nature, was most eminently distinguished by the noblest and the rarest, just judgment and highhearted patriotism. It would have been hence a peculiar pleasure and pride to dedicate what I have endeavoured to make a true national Anthology of three centuries to Henry Hallam. But he is beyond the reach of any human tokens of love and reverence ;and I desire therefore to place before it a name united with his by associations which, whilst Poetry retains her hold on the minds of Englishmen, are not likely to be forgotten. Your encouragement, given while traversing the wild scenery of Treryn Dinas, led me to begin the work; and it has been completed under your advice and assistance. For the favour now asked I have thus a second reason: and to this I may add, the homage which is your right as Poet, and the gratitude due to a Friend, whose regard I rate at no common value. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and dont occur in the book. )About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www. forgottenbooks. org This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781440093074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Francis T Palgrave
Published by Forgotten Books, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from The Golden Treasury: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes This also is all he can plead in regard to a point even more liable to question - what degree of merit should give rank among the Best. That a poem shall be worthy of the writer s genius, - that it shall reach a perfection commensurate with its aim, - that we should require fin ish in proportion to brevity, - that passion, colour, and originality cannot atone for serious imperfections in clearness, unity or truth, - that a few good lines do not make a good poem, that popular estimate is serviceable as a guidepost more than as a compass, - above all, that excellence should be looked for rather in the whole than in the parts, - such and other such canons have been always steadily regarded. He may however add that the pieces Chosen, and a far larger number rejected, have been carefully and repeatedly considered; and that he has been aided throughout by two friends of independent and exercised judgment, besides the distinguished person addressed in the Dedication. It is hoped that by this procedure the volume has been freed from that one-sided ness which must beset individual decisions - but for the final choice the Editor is alone responsible. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This 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. Seller Inventory # AAV9781440093074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Francis T Palgrave
Published by Forgotten Books, United States (2017)
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Excerpt from The Golden Treasury: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes This also is all he can plead in regard to a point even more liable to question - what degree of merit should give rank among the Best. That a poem shall be worthy of the writer s genius, - that it shall reach a perfection commensurate with its aim, - that we should require fin ish in proportion to brevity, - that passion, colour, and originality cannot atone for serious imperfections in clearness, unity or truth, - that a few good lines do not make a good poem, that popular estimate is serviceable as a guidepost more than as a compass, - above all, that excellence should be looked for rather in the whole than in the parts, - such and other such canons have been always steadily regarded. He may however add that the pieces Chosen, and a far larger number rejected, have been carefully and repeatedly considered; and that he has been aided throughout by two friends of independent and exercised judgment, besides the distinguished person addressed in the Dedication. It is hoped that by this procedure the volume has been freed from that one-sided ness which must beset individual decisions - but for the final choice the Editor is alone responsible. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This 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. Seller Inventory # LIE9781440093074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Francis Turner Palgrave
Published by Forgotten Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # LP9781440093074

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.21
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Francis Turner Palgrave
Published by Forgotten Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 1440093075 ISBN 13: 9781440093074
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1440093075

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds