of John the Reeve, or Steward, mentioned by Bishop Percy, in the Reliques of English Poetry,* is
As he turned over the pages, his eye fell on the poem
about the hand of Lacenaire, the cold yellow hand "du supplice encore mal lavee," with its downy red hairs and its "doigts de faune.
Well," said Two Tails, rubbing one hind leg against the other, exactly like a little boy saying a poem
, "I don't quite know whether you'd understand.
Unknown to herself the Invisible Prince had followed her, but fearing to be discovered by the Princess in the presence of others, he made up his mind to wait quietly till dark; and employed the long hours in writing a poem
to the Princess, which he laid on the bed beside her.
the wisdom of Critias, the poem
of Solon, the virtues of Charmides, they may have been due only to the imagination of Plato.
He related his fishing, and his combats, with natural poetry of expression; his recital took the form of an epic poem
, and I seemed to be listening to a Canadian Homer singing the Iliad of the regions of the North.
I propose to treat of Poetry in itself and of its various kinds, noting the essential quality of each; to inquire into the structure of the plot as requisite to a good poem
; into the number and nature of the parts of which a poem
is composed; and similarly into whatever else falls within the same inquiry.
To make a good poem
, the subject must be interesting, and treated in an attractive manner; genius must shine throughout the whole, and be supported by a graceful, brilliant, and sublime style.
I need scarcely observe that a poem
deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.
In the tumult of my emotions I promised myself that if I got through this experience safely I would never suffer anything else of mine to be published; but it was not long before I offered the editor a poem
renders a single mood, and renders it completely.
And the price was splendid, even though it was for the poem
of a century.