Bentley's Miscellany Volume 12

Bentley's Miscellany Volume 12

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...The drama is over--the last scene of his eventful history has at length descended, and the picturesque little village of Walton-on-Thames now contains all that was mortal of one of the most distinguished critics and scholars of the age. He died in his forty-ninth year, and has left a wife and family to lament their irreparable loss. Born in July, 1794, the precocity of his talents astonished all who knew him, and gave a cheering presage of his future eminence. He entered college in his tenth year, and passed through it with distinction, winning all the honours that dignify and adorn an university career. For a few years he assisted his father in conducting a large and celebrated academy in Cork; but on the first appearance of Blackwood's Magazine he quitted Ireland, and edited that journal in Edinburgh. His papers are eminently original and fine; they attracted considerable attention, and would do honour to the loftiest name in our literature. Having by his connection with this periodical, and his contributions to the Quarterly Review, fully established his name as a writer of first-rate ability, he came to London, and was soon appointed to the joint-editorship of the Standard with the amiable and learned Dr. Giflard. On the establishment of this Miscellany, Dr. Maginn became a contributor to its pages. To him the public are indebted for the able series of articles entitled The Shakspeare Papers, which have been so justly admired. The following sketches of him, as he appeared about this period, have been drawn by a man of no slight talent, and with great powers of observation--tl1e late Dr. Macnish, better known by his assumed signature of the Modern Pythagorean. " I dined to-day at the Salopian with Dr. Maginn. He is a most...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802527
  • 9781236802521