Acknowledgments
Mr. A. S. Brack and The Writer Company for passages from my First Principles of Verse, a handbook for poets
President Stewart H. Smith of Marshall College for passages from my Scott Lecture No. 1, delivered at that institution
Mr. Howard Nemerov for passages from his Mirrors and Windows and The Salt Garden
Mr. E. E. Cummings and Harcourt, Brace and Company for passages from his Poems 1923-1954
The Clarendon Press, Oxford, for passages from The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges
Mrs. James Stephens and The Macmillan Company of London and The Macmillan Company of New York for a poem from the Collected Poems of James Stephens
The Trustees of the Hardy Estate and The Macmillan Company of London and The Macmillan Company of New York for passages from the Collected Poems of Thomas Hardy
The Devin-Adair Company for passages from the Collected Poems of Oliver St. John Gogarty
Mr. Ralph Hodgson, Macmillan Company, Ltd., and St. Martin's Press, Inc., for a passage from Mr. Hodgson new book, The Skylark and Other Poems
Charles Scribner's Sons for "As in the Midst of Battle there is Room" from Poems by George Santayana
Charles Scribner's Sons for passages from A Swimmer in the Air copyright 1957 by Howard Moss and used by permission of Charles Scribner's Sons, and a passage from "Cry from Montauk" by Howard Moss, first published in The New Yorker (copyright 1948 by Howard Moss) and reprinted from The Toy Fair by Howard Moss with the permission of Charles Scribner's Sons

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  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
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  • Part I - The Magic of Words 1
  • Part II - The Elements of Verse 31
  • Part III - A Brief Survey of The Background of Poetry in English 119
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