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Excerpt from Vandyke-Brown Poems Dyke-Brown Poems, by Marc Cook With Prefatory Words by Harold Frederic and a Tribute
Orse than the terrors of dissolution it self is the fear that death may bring forgetfulness. The oldest graven records of the race are barriers raised to stop this dread oblivion, at once a protest against the effacing march of generations and a plea for posterity's attention, pitiful in its very helplessness. Let his name be forgotten, was the sternest and most merciless form of ancient condemnation. A tender and reverent wish to hold Death back from this, his final triumph, inspires the publication of this volume. The author of the poems, which are now first given to the public in a permanent habit, had in his nature that excessive modesty which prompts the habitual masking of work beneath a nom de plume. To his timid temperament even the warm words and appreciation of a circle of close friends seemed 'too great a fame, which he shrank from appearing to court. These friends have looked their last upon him on earth. They have fol lowed him to the grave, dismayed to dumbness by the seeming cruelty which robbed them 'of his life before yet it had reached the fruiting period of manhood. It is left them only to gather these blossoms of his promise, and seek for their fragrance and loveliness that recogni tion at the hands of his fellow-men which he could not bring himself to ask.
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