The Golden Treasury of Modern Lyrics

The Golden Treasury of Modern Lyrics

The Golden Treasury of Modern Lyrics

The Golden Treasury of Modern Lyrics

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The original Golden Treasury, first published in 1861, was designed to contain all the best songs and lyrics in our language up to the year 1850. The limitation, however, which excluded the work of writers still living in 1861, prevented any representation of the chief Victorian poets; and in effect the volume hardly carried the reader beyond the period which closed with the death of Byron in 1824, when Wordsworth and Coleridge, the great survivors of that period, had done their best work. The present volume is designed to continue the original Golden Treasury through the Victorian age to the present day, and in effect covers nearly a century. But it cannot make quite so comprehensive a claim as its predecessor. Even in the case of work which has been sifted by time a wide diversity of opinion, as to what is best, persists: the diversity is accentuated the nearer we approach to contemporaries. To present "all the best poems" written in English during the . . .

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