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Excerpt from Some of Our English PoetsMr. Gosse, in English Men of Letters, has given us a book which will probably be the standard authority upon Gray for the future. It is a singularly graceful as well as most interesting monograph. His editionMoreExcerpt from Some of Our English PoetsMr. Gosse, in English Men of Letters, has given us a book which will probably be the standard authority upon Gray for the future. It is a singularly graceful as well as most interesting monograph. His edition of the Works of Gray is in four volumes, and is more complete than any that has yet appeared. It is certainly remarkable that all the writings of a classic so distinguished as Gray had not been given in any one edition to the world before. Mason had made a collection of the letters and a few of the minor prose works, and had also printed a variety of the posthumous poems. The Rev. John Mitford published the first accurate edition of the poems, and Mathias has published the works of Gray in two quarto volumes- but many of the poets letters and verses, though published in various forms and sizes, have never been included in Grays works. It remained for the Clark Lecturer on English Literature at Cambridge to give to the public for the first time a consecutive collection of Grays letters and essays.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.