Excerpt from John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland: And Songs and Poems Prologue. Not for their ears is this our song attunedWho've wept, like us, o'er the great works of eld, Nor yet for theirs whose voices have communedWith him - high-minstrel of Van Artevelde;Nor is our vanity become so boldTo hope full audience, underneath this sun, Of them whose forward hearts each day unfoldBefore the tuneful Muse of Tennyson;Or Morris - he whose sun-stained Saxon handTempers the genius of the Norway lyre;Or Swinburne - youngest of the princely band, Sweeping the sea-strings with pathetic fire.Least theirs, who've heard Orion's voice, divine, Hurl from his antique heart one mighty line. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy 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.