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Copyright 1905 by MAY TOMLINSON

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Uniform with this volume THE RETREAT OF A POET NATURALIST

(John Burroughs)

by
CLARA BARRUS, M. D.

Printed at
THE GORHAM PRESS

Boston, U. S. A,

WORDSWORTH'S POETRY

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CAREFUL reading of English

poetry will reveal the fact that the sense of the beauty of sound and motion is more largely de

veloped in the poets—with, perhaps, two or three exceptions—than is the sense of the beauty of form and color. We read of sunshine and shadow, of the gleam, the glow, the sheen; but we find comparatively little mention of color. Indeed, the poets themselves seem to place the latter sense on a lower plane of estimation. Wordsworth, in his autobiographical poem, tells us that he was never "bent over much on superficial things, pampering myself with meagre novelties of form and color.” And yet Ruskin declares that "of all God's gifts to the sight of man, color is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn." It is the painter, we must remember, to whom the beauty of color seems the highest beauty. To the musician, the deepest pleasure is the pleasure that he re

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