The Grampians Desolate: A Poem (Classic Reprint)

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To charm, to move, to elevate the soul, says the elo quent historian ofthe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, are the great oly'ects of poetry The great end and objectoy'poetry, says another elegant writer, I? And consequently the proper aim tfthe poet, is, to communi cate tousaclearandperfect ideaqfthe proposed sub ject But to be understood, shysan eminent phi losopher, is not the sole oly'ect qflhe poet his primary oly'ect is to please; and'the pleasure which he conveys will, ' in general, be found to be proportionate to the beauty and liveliness of the images which he suggests 1.

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