Latin at Sight with Introduction, Suggestion for Sight-Reading and Selections for Practice. Edwin Post

George M. Davison
1895 The School Review  
tific names associated with them ;--the ballad as the norm or unit of poetic utterance ;--questions or topics of this sort, fundamental and going to the heart as well as the flower of the matter, with thickly strewn foot notes to buttress his positions as he goes along,--is what Dr. Gummeregives us in this introduction. With the mastery of these opening chapters, and the appendices to which we have called attention, we have the data in hand for a correct point of view of the ballad as a
more » ... ballad as a literary form, and then, inductively as it were, the ballads themselves. And how we can appreciate them ! These " survivals" as pictures of a communal period well nigh extinct the world over;--'epics of the country side," "the underground river of balladry," I canticles of love and woe," as Professor Gummere fondly calls them, have indeed, we find, as we read them, an interest for us in their far off drama and tragedy of human action. In their suggestiveness they take us to Sir Henry Maine, to Coulanges, Lavelaye---to others who have attempted to restore the early social conditions of the race. The book is bound strongly and printed well. Henry NV. Hoxic
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