Excerpt from The Bronze Dove: A Poem, in Seven Cantos In company one evening, the circumstance of the Bronze, which forms the subject of the ensuing poem, was mentioned as an accredited tradition. The Author was so struck by the singularity of the incident, that, with the introduction of other original facts and the addition of some episodical matter, the form of a narrative embodied itself almost imperceptibly in his mind during the leisure thoughts and casual strolls of the winter months. 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.