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Book Review.

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The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics-Edited by F. L. Knowles, Boston, L. C. Page and Co.

So many indiscriminate collections of American poetry ad nauseum have been given to the public that it is a welcome relief to find such a careful selection as is contained in this volume. As the name implies, the work is modelled after Palgrave's well-known collection of English verse. Of course it can not be considered such a literary gem as the older book, for the poetry of a new country like ours cannot furnish such a field for selection as that of an older nation. It will, however, serve as a basis of comparison by which American verse may be judged. It is inevitable that many readers will find favorite poems omitted but as a whole the work of a compiler will be found satisfactory.

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