Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 19

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 19 : January-June, 1826 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 19: January-June, 1826 In what manner the writers, in this their unquestioned day of triumph, behaved, is now by that party most studiously kept out of sight. To hear them. Talking at present, one would imagine that they were the meekest people that ever handled a pen. We have occasionally begged leave to jog their slumbering memo ries. We assert, and without fear Of contradiction, that we could produce a bundle of more unfounded and base calumnies from the pages of the Edinburgh Review than could be paralleled in the annals of civilized literature. We have not room, nor is it worth while, to extract any quantity Of them; but we refer our readers, curious in slander, to their treatment Of Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge, Dermody, Barnes, Phillpotts, Davison, Copplestone, Falconer, Byron, (till he tamed them, ) Hogg, Montgomery, even that poor creature Th elwell, or Thomas Moore, their present com panion; and we venture to say, that they will find there has not been a mode Of annoyance which could present itself to a spiteful and arrogant mind that has not been resorted to. They will find that in reviewing a literary work, contemptible allusions have been made to a man's habits in private life - to his trade, or his father's trade - to the means by which he rose in society - to his personal appearance - to his poverty - to his family, his mother, or sisters, or wife - to things with which, in short, the public have nothing to do, and which have no connexion with the work re viewed further than they tend to insult its author. They will find one gentleman accused Of perjury, another Of theft, another Of drunkenness, a fourth Of pandarism, and so on and all this arising out Of party hatred. We pass by their political attacks on men Of public character, such as the Duke of Wellington; for we are not willing to set too narrow bounds to political. Controversy, and public men are more or less exposed by their very situation. Even this, however, can be carried too far as, for instance, the mean wretch that reviewed James Hogg' s Jacobite 'relics, insinumi preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 816 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 41mm | 1,070g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243031246
  • 9780243031245