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Excerpt from Poetry and the Renascence of WonderIt was my special privilege to be on intimate terms of friendship with the author for more than forty years. Soon after our first meeting at the house of my father, Dr. Gordon Hake, the parable poet,MoreExcerpt from Poetry and the Renascence of WonderIt was my special privilege to be on intimate terms of friendship with the author for more than forty years. Soon after our first meeting at the house of my father, Dr. Gordon Hake, the parable poet, we became in 1873, joint occupiers of a set of chambers in Great James Streets, near Holborn. Here we had Swinburne for a neighbour, who, being at that moment engaged in the writing of Bothwell, invited us on many an occasion to assist at his readings from the drame epique It was in this bardic atmosphere in London that Watts-Dunton began to write on Poetic criticism for the literacy journals. His first essay, The Lost Hamlet, appeared at this time in the New Monthly Magazine. After a years residence in Great James Street, we took a set of rooms in Danes Inn- and it was now that my friend joined the Examiner, then under the editorship of Professor Minto.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.