Excerpt from Poetical Works of Leight Hunt Charles Cowden Clarke. The mode of treatment still remains rather material than Spiritual. He would venture to prefer, for instance, that of the military procession in Captain Sword and Captain Pen to the handling of the same point in the Story of Rimini. But he could t make alterations to such an extent without writing the Whole over again; and though he considers Darwin to have been absurd, when he identified poetry with picture, he regards it as a sin of ather extreme against the. Poet's privilege of universality, to dispute his right to the more tangible imagery of the painter. The descriptions, though long, of that procession, and of the forest, and garden, appear to him to have a certain analogy with the luxury of the South, and at once to heighten and alleviate the catastrophe. If the reader be fatigued with them, he gives him self up to his rebuke. If t, he hopes he shall be defended against more formal objections, on the authority of the critic who said, that every kind of writing was a proper kind, except the tiresome. 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.