Books: Of Perfect Speech

A WORDSWORTH ANTHOLOGY—Co//ec/-ec/ 6y Laurence Housman—Scrlbner ($2).

To a world less likely to be moved by "one impulse from a vernal wood" than by a burst from a bazooka, Author Laurence Housman (Victoria Regina) has seen fit to issue a new selection of the poems of William Wordsworth.

This book, the first important edition of Wordsworth since Matthew Arnold selected and edited the best of Wordsworth more than half a century ago, fills an important gap.

Rustic Herbivore. Editor Housman is apologetic about filling it. Most people, when they think of Wordsworth at all, think...

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