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A Lovers Diary

Gilbert Parker

Published July 16th 2015
ISBN : 9781503221956
Paperback
70 pages
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[...] A Lovers Diary has not the same modest history as Embers. As far back as 1894 it was given to the public without any apology or excuse, but I have been apologising for it ever since, in one way-without avail. I wished that at leastMore[...] A Lovers Diary has not the same modest history as Embers. As far back as 1894 it was given to the public without any apology or excuse, but I have been apologising for it ever since, in one way-without avail. I wished that at least one-fifth of it had not been published- but my apology was never heard till now as I withdraw from this edition of A Lovers Diary some twenty-five sonnets representing fully one-fifth of the original edition. As it now stands the faint thread of narrative is more distinct, and redundancy of sentiment and words is modified to some extent at any rate. Such material story as there is, apart from the spiritual history embodied in the sonnets, seems more visible now, and the reader has a clearer revelation of a young, aspiring, candid mind shadowed by stern conventions of thought, dogma, and formula, but breaking loose from the environment which smothered it. The price it pays for the revelation is a hopeless love informed by temptation, but lifted away from ruinous elements by self-renunciation, to end with the inevitable parting, poignant and permanent, a[...].