Autobiographical Recollections; Edited, with a Prefatory Essay on Leslie as an Artist, by Tom Taylor. with Portrait Volume 1

Autobiographical Recollections; Edited, with a Prefatory Essay on Leslie as an Artist, by Tom Taylor. with Portrait Volume 1

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...wisdom to spare in my own neighbourhood, and I cannot afford to fall lower in the estimation of the country-people by permitting Henviss to be seen about the place in a fool's dress." Rose told many droll stories of Henviss; but, as he related many out of the way things of other people, it was thought these stories owed quite as much to the master as to the man. Lady Anna Maria Elliott, herself a wit, said, after listening for some time to Rose: --"What a great number of very odd people you have known." "I don't know that," he replied. "Well, then, I am very sure all Mr. Hose's acquaintance know one very odd person." During one of Sir Walter's sittings to me, the conversation turned on Quakers, and he was surprised to hear that I had painted the portraits of several, for he thought they objected to pictures, as well as to music He said, "They must have been what are called wet Quakers." I assured him they were not, but he would have it that " at least, they were damp Quakers." Scott told me he had known a labouring man who was with Burns when he turned up the mouse with his plough. Burn's first impulse was to kill it, but checking himself, as his eye followed the little creature, he said, "I'll make that mouse immortal." He mentioned this as an instance of Burns's confidence in his own powers. I was much interested by seeing in the library at Abbotsford, an autograph manuscript of "Tarn O'Shanter." There were, either in this MS., or Scott had noted that there were in some other copy, two lines that had never been printed. They occurred after ' The landlord's laugh was ready chorus;" Scott had remarked, in a note, that Burns probably rejected them from the resemblance...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547063
  • 9781236547064