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Excerpt from Poems of the PrairiesThis book has been kindly noticed by the press and favorably received by the people. Good verses may be written here as well as elsewhere. "Labor omnia vincit" is the author's motto -"Incessant painsThe end obtains."Certainly it is just on the part of "critics" to require that the "Poems of the Prairies" be perfect, - not containing a faulty line, word, or syllable. It would seem strange if here, on the frontier, a volume of verses should not be written more perfect in all things than the most finished productions of Tennyson, the poet of ease and leisure. One who toils for his daily bread, when he snatches a moment from labor in which to write, is expected to surpass, in the beauty of his diction, the most polished of the poets of ancient or modern days, or he must be lashed by a set of fools! Pope says: -"Let such teach others who themselves excel, And censure freely who have written well."About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully, any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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