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VentureV1_phillips_martyrs

EARTH’S MARTYRS.         Many have hymned Thy Martyrs, Earth, of old,        Who fell on red flames, as on flowers cold;        But we, Thy poets, in a different fire,        And…

VentureV1_garnett_merchant_knight

THE MERCHANT KNIGHT. A Romance translated from the Portuguese of Gonsalo Fernandez Trancoso. (1585).     Scarcely anything appears to be known of the life of Gonsalo…

VentureV1_masefield_blindness

BLINDNESS.         Since I have learned Love’s shining alphabet,        And spelled in ink what’s writ in me in flame,        And borne her sacred image richly set        Here in my…

VentureV1_syrett_villiers

POOR LITTLE MRS. VILLIERS.     “Where is little Mrs. Villiers” demanded Miss Hooley. The question was prefaced by a disconcerting gaze directed towards the new-comer in…

VentureV1_gwynn_pope

THE GENIUS OF POPE.     It can be easily shown that although the Restoration inaugurated in England an age of prose, yet the position of poetry…