New Ballads

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John Lane, 1897 - Ballads, English - 110 pages
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Page 112 - The story of Tannhauser is best known in the sophisticated version of Wagner's great opera. In reverting to a simpler form I have endeavoured to present passion rather than sentiment, and once more to bear a hand in laying the ghost of an unwholesome idea that still haunts the world— the idea of the inherent impurity of Nature.
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