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ENGLISH MASTER AT THE RIJKS HOOGERE BIRGERSCHOOL'

OF GRONINGEN.

GRONINGEN: J. B. WOLTERS.' 18:.

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TIENS* Yong FIDUC LIEFY

3430214 ASTOR, LLY AND TILNA FUNDATIONS

1927

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Printed by J. B. Wolters. PREFACE.

The fourth edition of Hoekzema's Gleanings from English Poetry has,

like the seventh edition of the Prose Gleanings, undergone considerable

changes.

These alterations are caused not only by the addition of selections

from contemporary poets, but also by the classification of the selections:

the book has been divided into three distinct parts.

The first part will be seen to comprise about sixty pages of Miscel

laneous Poems, of which some are plain and easy, others selected from

poets that cannot be classed among those whose influence on English

literature is of a preponderating kind:

specimens have also been

added from writers whose poetry does not claim a place of mark in a

compilation like the present.

The second part "English Poetry” and the third “American Poetry

are chronologically arranged.

After mature deliberation we have decided not to include the selections

from Shakspere's Plays, found in the third eciron, 1£ in inoct cases it

: 7 X215

will be found preferable to read one or more of the plays themselves

with pupils.

It has been our aim to form an attractive and suitable selection of

poetry for the pupils of Gymnasiums, Middle Class Schools for Girls or

Boys, and schools of a similar kind.

We have experienced great difficulty in keeping in view our object of

tinding not only suitable but characteristic or representative selections,

reflecting the style and the genius of the writer.

Should we have successfully grappled with these difficulties, we trust

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that this Poetry Book, in its new form, will prove of use in teaching

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