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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of female writers, manifests nothing of the sort. It is simply a quality of youth, and you by undertaking to study will soon tame your style. Interjections are commonly a sign of raw thought, and of vagrant emotion: --a literary hysteria to which women may be more subject than men; but they can talk in another tongue, let us hope. We are anxious that you should not be chagrined by any remarks that we have made. There is real promise in your work: but remember that the best fiction is fruit of a well-trained mind. If hard study should kill your creative effort, it will be no loss to the world or to you. And if, on the contrary, the genius you possess should survive the process of mental labour, it will be enriched and worthy of a good rank. But do not be discouraged by what we say; and do not listen to the encomiums of friends. Read the English of the Essayists; read de Stendhal (Henri Beyle) in French; Heinrich Zschokke in German (minor tales). Learn to destroy your literary offspring remorselessly until you produce one that satisfies your artistic feeling. To William H ardman. MIcnnnm, Dec. 18, 1864. BELOVED TUCK, --Tl1e Christmas season causes that contemplation should make you specially its object. Marie went in the afternoon for a second edition of the Reverend B----... I aloft, to Mickleham Downs, where the great herded yews stand on a pure snowfield. I thought to have fallen on the very throne of Silence. In a few paces I became a Druid. Time withered from the ends and all his late writings were smudged out, till I lived but in the earlier days of Britain, when he with difficulty made his mark. It was a sublime scene, that long roll of the unfooted snow, with the funeral black plumes of the yews spreading in a dumb air, as if all had.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741935
  • 9781236741936