Young's Night Thoughts

Young's Night Thoughts

by George Gilfillan

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As the occasion of this Poem was real, not fictitious; so the method pursued in it was rather imposed by what spontaneously arose in the Author's mind on that occasion, than meditated or designed. Which will appear very probable from the nature of it. For it differs from the common mode of poetry, which is, from long narrations to draw short morals. Here, on the contrary, the narrative is short, and the morality arising from it makes the bulk of the Poem. The reason of it is, that the facts mentioned did naturally pour these moral reflections on the thought of the Writer.

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ISBN-13: 9781545245989
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/08/2017
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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