Excerpt from The Immortal Nine: An Introduction to the Poetry of Last Century
It is almost needless to say that I do not always agree with Mr stuart-young's absolute or relative estimates Of these poets, either as artists or individuals. It would be difficult to find two mind... s containing such a nine fold unity. But it is evident on every page that these studies are the sympathetic and discriminating work Of one whose Own life, whether in England or Africa, under whatever adverse conditions, has been devoted to the pursuit and practice of the art he loves.
Such loyalty is contagious; and I believe that these short sketches will appeal to thousands who have neither time nor inclination for detailed studies of the biograph ies or prosodic practices Of the poets concerned.
The foolish mood that disparaged the work Of the great Victorians, and their predecessors, is already passing. The twentieth century is passing also. Its first quarter is past already.
We do well to consider the work Of these giants of a past epoch, not in a spirit of criticism or rejection, but asking ourselves frankly what our own century is yet producing which the final verdict Of a common posterity is likely to set beside them.
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