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How Salvator Won and Other Recitations

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"How Salvator Won and Other Recitations" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is a delightful collection of poems that showcases the author's talent for storytelling and lyrical verse. The poems in this collection cover a range of themes, from love and romance to courage and perseverance.

One of the standout poems in the collection is the title poem, "How Salvator Won," which tells the story of a daring horse race and the triumph of the underdog. Wilcox's vivid imagery and descriptive language bring the race to life, making the reader feel as though they are right there in the stands, cheering on Salvator to victory.

Aside from the title poem, there are several other recitations in the book that are equally compelling. "A Modern Madonna" is a touching poem about a mother's unconditional love for her child, while "The Birth of Christ" beautifully captures the awe and wonder of the Christmas story.

Overall, "How Salvator Won and Other Recitations" is a charming collection of poems that will appeal to readers of all ages. Wilcox's timeless themes and eloquent writing style make this book a joy to read, and a wonderful addition to any poetry lover's collection.

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox is an American poet known for her popular lyrics that capture positive and uplifting themes. This volume is quite diverse, including the concluding piece that is read as a little play. Her preface to expresses the unique character of this collection. “I am constantly urged by readers and impersonators to furnish them with verses for recitation. In response to this ever-increasing demand I have selected, for this volume, the poems which seem suitable for such a purpose. In making my collection I have been obliged to use, not those which are among my best efforts in a literary or artistic sense, but those which contain the best dramatic possibilities for professionals. Several of the poems are among my earliest efforts, others were written expressly for this book. In “Meg’s Curse,” which has never before been in print, and in several others, I ignored all rules of art for the purpose of giving the public reader a better chance to exercise his elocutionary powers.- Summary by Larry Wilson

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