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BY PHILLIPS, SAMPSON AND COMPANY,
POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS CAMPBELL;
AN ORIGINAL BIOGRAPHY, AND NOTES. .
EDITED BY EPES SARGENT.
NOTICES OF THE PRESS.
A new edition of the COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS CAMPBELL, which possesses advantages over any hitherto published, both on account of its superior typographical appearance, and because it contains fifty more poems than any other edition extant, some of them unsurpassed by the poet's best pieces. All these are perfectly well authenticated, the sources from which they are taken being given in the notes.
A memoir of one hundred pages is prefixed, compiled from the ample materials furnished by Dr. Beattie, in his Life and Letters of Campbell, and by Mr. Cyrus Redding, in a Series of Reminiscences published in the New Monthly Magazine. The work has been edited by Mr. Epes Sargent, with great care and fidelity. - Norton's (N. Y.) Literary Gazette,
This is the finest library edition of Campbell that we have seen, being of goodly size, and of admirable type, paper and binding. The Memoir is the best brief sketch of the poet's life extant, and the notes sufficient and judicious. — Puritan Recorder.
Campbell is undoubtedly the finest of English lyric poets. The present edition contains a very full memoir. Fifty new poems, which have never before appeared in a permanent shape, are added; these are generally short, but many of them strikingly exhibit the poet's rare power of simple, concise, and yet magnificent expression. The volume is enriched with a portrait of Campbell when a young man, and also a pen-and-ink sketch, representing him in the ease and undress of his study. --New York Courier and Enquirer.
The merits of the present volume are marked ; for it possesses several advantages over any previous edition that we have seen.- Clark's Knickerbocker.
An excellent edition, prepared by Epes Sargent, who has also prefixed an agreeable Memoir. It is most skilfully and entertainingly put together. - Putnam's Magazine.
This edition is first to be commended for its typographical beauty. The large, fine-cut letter sets off even Campbell to greater advantage, and in any garb he is the great lyrical poet of his age. And this is the edition of his work; indeed, the only edition of Campbell that can pretend to give anything like his complete poetical works. But we are not only indebted to Mr. Sargent for bringing together from isolated collections these well-authenticated productions of this eminent poet; we have also to thank him for the very full and entertaining Memoir prefixed to the work.
No library can be deemed a library without a copy of Campbell, and of the best edition. He is the first poet who ought to be placed in the hands of the young, for his English style is clear, simple and condensed, and his sentiments are always pure and elevated. No woman need ever blush for being caught with a poem of Campbell's in her hand. It is a gift-book that will prove a perennial. -- Boston Post.
This is a fair book, as it should be, since it contains the finished productions of one of the purest and truest of English poets, who wrote nothing carelessly, and not a “line against religion or virtue." It has been carefully prepared by one well fitted, by taste and study, for his pleasant task. An original, gracefully-written, and full memoir, the materials of which were gathered from various sources, greatly increases its value. The publishers have done good service to literature in sending forth this completest collection of a bard whose “Gertrude of Wyoming " should give him a home in every American library and heart. We are glad to have such a volume bear Boston upon its title-page.-- Christian Register.
By far the best edition which has been published. - Dedham Gazette.
This is a truly beautiful edition of Campbell, by far the most elegant and complete that has yet appeared in America. -- Yankee Blade.
The only complete edition ever published. Every family, and, above all, every young person forming a literary taste, or cultivating a poetical talent, should own a copy of Campbell's complete works. - True Flag.
The chief feature in this beautiful edition of Campbell's Poems is the very full and excellent life of the poet, by Mr. Sargent. It is written in a clear and graceful style. Christian Examiner.
Mr. Sargent appears to have spared no pains to render this acceptable volume worthy of the great poet, and creditable to his own reputation. - Baltimore American.
Phillips, Sampson & Co. have issued the most complete edition of the poems of Campbell that we have yet seen. It is well bound, and beautifully printed with large type. Sciota Gazette.
What a delicious book is this new edition of Campbell, with its ample memoir, its fulllength portraits of the poet, and the familiar poems, as finished, and as precious, and as everlasting as pearls ! Mr. Sargent has executed his pious task with such filial care and completeness as to have linked his name imperishably with that of the poet. New York Home Journal.
The present is indeed the only edition of Campbell that can pretend to give anything like his complete poetical works. We have also to thank Mr. Sargent for the very full and entertaining memoir prefixed to the work. – Philadelphia Ledger.
A most beautiful and acceptable edition of the great modern lyric poet of England, prefaced by a full and well-written biography from the pen of an American scholar. - Southern (Richmond) Literary Messenger.
A most attractive volume. It presents a more complete collection of Campbell's poetical writings than any edition before published. -- Troy (N. Y.) Budget.
The most complete edition of the works of this beautiful poet. It contains about fifty additional poems. The full, well-written and highly entertaining biography adds much to the attractiveness of the volume. - Presbyterian.
A handsome and convenient volume of 460 pages, printed in the best style of the Boston press. - New York Independent.
The edition is one which, altogether, reflects great credit upon the American editor and publishers. — Banner of the Cross.
The most complete edition of Campbell's poetical works, and the most desirable by far. ---- Norfolk (Va.) Democrat.