Bentley's Miscellany Volume 32

Bentley's Miscellany Volume 32

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...pictures--they represent men whose principal occupation seems to be to have their feet washed, to have their legs shampooed, to smoke cigars and to drink beer. Such pictures do not cut a very imposing figure, hung up beside Mr. Raikes' portrait of a model Bengal civilian. But Mr. Burton, like Fuseli and other men of genius, delights in the representation of atrocities, and gives us only the pet monsters of the class. They exist: the pictures are not unreal. But they are faithful pictures of very unpleasant realities, and do not fairly represent the genus Cadet. Your Pottingers and Lawrences-your Rawlinsons and Outrams---your Abbotts and Conollys--your Edwardses and Lakes--are men of a very different order. We may some day, perhaps, give an account of the chivalry of the Indian army. Our space is limited--but before we conclude we must offer, in behalf of English literature, our thanks to the " Writers and Cadets." Looking around our library we see at a glance how much our shelves are indebted to the ofiicers of the civil and military services of the East India Company. Not to speak of such earlier works, as the Malcolms, the Elphinstones, the Todds, the Briggses, the Galloways, the Wilsons, the Prinseps, the Sykeses, the Hendersons, and others, we might readily name, who have contributed to our literature, in volumes with which we would not willingly dispense, we may summarily allude to the more recent works of Sir Henry Elliott (on the "Mahomedan Historians of India"), to his brother, Captain Charles Elliott's contributions to the Papers of the Royal Society (on the operations of " The Magnetic Survey at Singapore")---to Mr. Henry Torrens's admirable translation of the "Arabian...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791339
  • 9781236791337