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A poet had been running the hands of his mind over senseless apple wood and making it speak exactly as Frost's plain dictionary words speak after he gets a few of them alone in a study and sees what he can make them do .
They speak English proverbs and idioms . They live a new life . Shakespeare did the same by Anthony and Caesar and Brutus . They wear Elizabethan ruffs and tell time by Elizabethan clocks , and they talk like the Londoners they are .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review