Calliope: A Selection of Ballads, Legendary and Pathetic (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Calliope: A Selection of Ballads, Legendary and Pathetic
We are interested in all they do; we sympathise in all they suffer. There IS a tenderness, dignity, pa thos, simplicity, in most of these poetic narratives, which irresistibly appeals tn the heart, delights the imagination, and elevates the mind.
If the emotions of chivalric feeling have not like the age of chivalry itself, passed entirely away; if the human heart is not become wholly callous to sen timents of high honour, and the human mind has not absolutely discarded the principles of a lofty mag nanimity; if there still exist those who ardently con template the glory of past ages, and in whose nature is united the most touching sensibility with the most dignified courage -there are characters, to whom the following pages will not-require the formality of an introduction.
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