This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...Literature itself. Of the arrival of that work, you wish us to consider those classical and most charming essays you have already given to the world, merely as precursors--specimens of a great whole--which ought, in justice to your present reputation, to add a permanent glory to the letters of your country. It ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...Literature itself. Of the arrival of that work, you wish us to consider those classical and most charming essays you have already given to the world, merely as precursors--specimens of a great whole--which ought, in justice to your present reputation, to add a permanent glory to the letters of your country. It will therefore, perhaps, afford to you a pleasurable interest, to 244 THE PERIODICAL PRESS. survey the literary aspect of these times, into which your chronicle must merge, and to wander, even with an erring guide beside those Rivers of Light, which you have tracked to their distant source, with all the perseverance of the. antiquarian, and all the enthusiasm of the scholar. Before, however, I can invite you to the more attractive part of my subject;--before we can rove at will among the gardens of Poesy, or the not less delightful mazes of that Philosophy, which to see is to adore; before the domains of Science and of Art can receive our exploring footsteps, we must pause awhile to examine the condition of that mighty, though ambiguous, Power by which the time receives its more vivid impressions, and conveys its more noisy opinions. As a preliminary to our criticism on the productions of the Press, we will survey the nature of its influence;--and propitiate with due reverence the sybil who too often commits Her prophetic mind To fluttering leaves, the sport of every wind, ere we can gain admittance to the happy souls, In groves who live, and lie on mossy beds, By crystal streams that murmur through the meads; Choro pseana canentes Inter odoratum lauri nemus. Hitherto I have traced, in the various branches of my inquiry, the latent and pervading influence of an aristocracy. I am now about to examine the nature of that antagonist power which...
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Very Good. No DJ. 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches. Pages are clean, binding is sound. Text block is lightly soiled and foxed. Spine is uncreased. Covers are clean but show minor edge wear and rubbing. Light discoloration along edges of back cover. Age darkened along spine.
Fine in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back Classics of British Historical Literature. Written in 1833 by Edward Lytton Bulwer. Hardcover Book in FINE Condition with a Very Good Dust Jacket. Edited and with an Introduction by Standish Meacham. Red quarter cloth w/gilt titles, blue cloth wrapped boards. Very clean and unmarked, tight and solid volume. Jacket is lightly rubbed along fold-over flap. A thorough analysis of English politics and English society of the early 19th Century. Bulwer depicts English class attitudes and divisions, currents of literary taste, and the state of morals and manners of various levels of society, with lively examples and grace of style. 436 pages with Index. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. Chicago and London, Univ of Chicago Press, 1970.
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