Excerpt from Romantic Ballads and Poems of Phantasy
IT is but fitting that I should dedicate this little booh to you, who have always had such sterling appreciation of imaginative literature. Lihe many' of our country folh who have been born or have lived much in the Scottish... Highlands, we have, in common, the true Celtic passion for the weird and the supernatural, and for vividly romantic sentiment and action. That there is a Romantic Revival imminent in our poetic litera ture, a true awakening of the genuinely romantic sentiment, is my earnest conviction. Many things point to this frest-stim'ng stream of tendency. Among our younger artists there is a quichening of life, of emotion, even of passion, such as has not animated English art since the days of the endeavour of the Preraphaelite Brotherhood it may prove to be a flash in the' pan, or confined to rare individual aberration, but I th inh not.
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