A Library of Religious Poetry: A Collection of the Best Poems of All Ages and Tongues
Philip Schaff, Arthur Gilman
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1881 - Christian poetry - 1004 pages
Religious poetry is the holy of holies of literature. In all ages poets have been the interpreters of the finer feelings of humanity, and the greatest have treated the loftiest themes that can employ the mind and the heart -- the relation of man to his Maker, and the duties and privileges which arise from it. It has been the aim of the editors to make the present collection truly catholic. It embraces a body of representative poems of all ages, denominations, and countries. The authors are allowed the fullest liberty of uttering their sentiments in their own words. - Preface.
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