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The Poetical Works of O.W. Holmes, Volume 12

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.

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Title: The Poetical Works of O.W. Holmes, Volume 12  
Author: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Holmes Sr, O. W. (n.d.). The Poetical Works of O.W. Holmes, Volume 12. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt: These verses have always been printed in my collected poems, and as the best of them may bear a single reading, I allow them to appear, but in a less conspicuous position than the other productions. A chick, before his shell is off his back, is hardly a fair subject for severe criticism. If one has written anything worth preserving, his first efforts may be objects of interest and curiosity. Other young authors may take encouragement from seeing how tame, how feeble, how commonplace were the rudimentary attempts of the half?fledged poet. If the boy or youth had anything in him, there will probably be some sign of it in the midst of his imitative mediocrities and ambitious failures. These ?first verses? of mine, written before I was sixteen, have little beyond a common academy boy?s ordinary performance. Yet a kindly critic said there was one line which showed a poetical quality.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Poetical Works of O. W. Holmes, Volume 12, 1 -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, 1 -- FROM THE ?COLLEGIAN, ? 1830, ILLUSTRATED ANNUALS, ETC, 2 -- FIRST VERSES, 2 -- TRANSLATION FROM THE ENEID, BOOK I, 3 -- THE MEETING OF THE DRYADS, 3 -- THE MYSTERIOUS VISITOR, 6 -- THE TOADSTOOL, 9 -- THE SPECTRE PIG, 10 -- TO A CAGED LION, 14 -- THE STAR AND THE WATER?LILY, 15 -- ILLUSTRATION OF A PICTURE, 16 -- A ROMAN AQUEDUCT, 17 -- FROM A BACHELOR'S PRIVATE JOURNAL, 19 -- LA GRISETTE, 20 -- OUR YANKEE GIRLS, 21 -- L'INCONNUE, 22 -- STANZAS, 22 -- LINES BY A CLERK, 23 -- THE PHILOSOPHER TO HIS LOVE, 24 -- THE POET'S LOT, 25 -- TO A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER, 26 -- TO THE PORTRAIT OF ?A GENTLEMAN, 28 -- THE BALLAD OF THE OYSTERMAN, 30 -- A NOONTIDE LYRIC, 31 -- THE HOT SEASON, 32 -- A PORTRAIT, 33 -- AN EVENING THOUGHT, 34 -- THE WASP AND THE HORNET, 35 -- ?, Q, U, I. .V, I, V, E, ?, ?, 367 -- The Poetical Works of O. W. Holmes, Volume 12. -- i

 

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