Page images
PDF
EPUB

THE

POETRY OF LIFE

BY

SARAH STICKNEY,

AUTHOR OF "PICTURES OF PRIVATE LIFE."

"Poetry has been to me its own exceeding 'great reward.' It
has soothed my afflictions, it has multiplied and refined my enjoy-
ments; it has endeared solitude; and it has given me the habit of
wishing to discover the good and the beautiful, in all that meets and
surrounds me."-COLERIDGE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1835.

391.

STEVENS AND PARDON, IRINTERS, EFIL YARD, TEMPLF BAR.

PREFACE.

IN offering to the attention of the public, two volumes on the Poetry of Life, some apology seems necessary for prefixing to my book a title of such indefinite signification. If poetry be understood to mean mere versification, and life mere vitality, it would be difficult indeed to establish their connection with each other. The design of the present work is to treat of poetic feeling, rather than poetry; and this feeling I have endeavoured to describe, as the great connecting link between our intellects and our affections; while the customs of society, as well as the licence of modern lite

« PreviousContinue »