Georgian Poetry 1911-1912 (The Poetry Bookshop MCMXVIII [1918]; printed by W. H. Smith)

Georgian Poetry 1911-1912 (The Poetry Bookshop MCMXVIII [1918]; printed by WH Smith) [title facing ‘published December, 1912], dedicated to Robert Bridge by the Writers and the Editor; Prefator Note to First Edition [issued in the belief that English poetry is now once again putting on a new strength and beauty […] another Georgian period which may take rank in due time with the several great poetic ages of the past’, E.M.].

Untitled notice by Dunsany: ‘Of all materials for labour, dreams are the hardest; and the articifer in ideas is the chief of workers, who out of nothing will make a piece of that work that may stop the child from crying and lead to higher things. For what is it to be a poet? It is to see at a glance the glory of the world, to see beauty in all its forms and manifestations, to feel ugliness like a pain, to resent the wrongs of others as bitterly as one’s own, to know mankind as others know single men, to know Nature as botanists know a flower, to be thought a fool, to hear at moments the clear voice of God.’

Poets include Lascelles Arbercrombie; Gordon Bottomly; Rupert Brooke [The Old Vicarage, Grantchester, et al.]; Gilbert K. Chesterton; William H. Davies; Walter de la Mare; John Drinkwater; James Elroy Flecker; Wilfrid Wilson Gibson; D. H. Lawrence; John Masefield; Harold Monro; T. Sturge Moore; Ronald Ross; Edmund Beale Sargant; James Stephens [‘In the Poppy Field’; ‘In the Cool of the Evening’; ‘The Lonely God’, all from The Hill of Vision]; Robert Calverley Trevelyan; Bibiography.

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