The Atlantic Volume 72

The Atlantic Volume 72

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... mots by Lamb and Jerrold, Hook and Foote. South Sea Islander for his when he averred that he had shot at the wind in the guise of an old man, and had seen it disappear in a cleft of the rocks I 5e"_P1, g, _--Dr. Holmes tells a charming 'i5"1-story of how, having once made a bright impromptu to a lady whose guest he was, on a lecturing tour, he, to his great consternation, caught himself repeating it to the same person at the same place and on a like visit, long afterwards. He had never thought of the remark since he first uttered it, till, through some occult trick of association, the identical words slipped again from his lips; but he records his conviction that the lady undoubtedly supposed him to be in the perennial habit of getting ofi the saying wherever he went. I have always been grateful to the Autocrat for this confession, because it enabled me to receive as true the well-known Joe Miller of the gentleman who asked his servant, as they rode over a bridge, " John, do you like eggs 'T " " Yes, sir," was the rep'ly. A year after, coming to the same spot, the master simply said, " How 7 " and instantly received the answer, " Poached, sir." This ancient chestnut became to me no longer a preposterous invention, but a profound illustration of the principle of recurrent ideas. Self-plagiarism is of two sorts, the deliberate and the accidental. The former is like the familiar features in some of the old painters, who when they got a good thing clung to it, and when they considered that they did a thing well could not feel that they could do it too frequently. Witness for this the white horse of Vonverman, the satin robe of Gerard Terburg, the haunting face of his wife...show more

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  • Paperback | 534 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 943g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981707
  • 9781236981707