The Atheneum Volume 4

The Atheneum Volume 4

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: of a dinner."--" So much the better. Sir," replied this champion of a condemned hare, "for if your table is to be supplied at the expense of the laws of hospitality, I envy not the appetite of him who eats at it. This, Sir, is not a hare feras naturae, but one which hud placed itself under your protection; and savage indeed must be that man, who does not make his hearth an asi/lum for the confuting stranger." W. Sept. 1818. From the Now Monthly Magazine, Oct. ISIS. MR. EDGEWORTH. It is understood that the late Mr. Edgeworth left a manuscript behind him containing memoirs of his life, which his amiable and celebrated daughter, Miss Edgeworth, is now preparing lor the press. We doubt whether such a document, and so produced, would be likely to contain those eccentric trails of character which are peculiar to all individuals, but more particularly so to Mr. Edgeworth. A few anecdotes, therefore, derived from the most respectable authority, may not be displeasing to our readers. Many persons, not intimately acquainted with this gentleman, have imagined him a tree-thinker in the most unqualified sense of the word; and have even gone so far as to assert that he denied altogether the existence of a future state. What his earlier tenets may have been we know not; but, undoubtedly, a few years before his death he declared himself quite of a contrary opinion, and held that the world would again be peopled with its former inhabitants, who were to repossess their own proper bodies, purified from earthly feelings; and live here in a state not liable to decay or death. Mr. Edgeworth was chiefly remarkable for an ingenious, rather that a solid turn of mind; for desultory and various, rather than systematic and profound information....
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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655656
  • 9781236655653