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Edna St. Vincent Millay used to be first released in 1967. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press versions.

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The third and fourth owe more to the tradition of Housman (and his small standing army of "light-foot lads") than Edna Millay who wished only to cultivate her own voice should have been willing to pay. But the epigram of the final two lines justifies the effort. Seldom has virtue, in lugubrious false face, been dismissed from the scene with such enviable and persuasive high spirit. Edna Millay's wit was never petty. She was generous toward all her adversaries except mediocrity, war, and death. And in fashioning an epigram she revealed her most fastidious respect both for truth and for elegance.

Vincent Millay," in The Shores of Light. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Young, 1952.

Tate, Allen. "Miss Millay's Sonnets," New Republic, 66:335-36 (May 6, 1931). Van Doren, Carl. Three Worlds. New York: Harper, 1936. Wilson, Edmund. "Epilogue, 1952: Edna St. Vincent Millay," in The Shores of Light. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Young, 1952.

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