Censura Literaria; Containing Titles, Abstracts and Opinions of Old English Books with Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities Volume 5

Censura Literaria; Containing Titles, Abstracts and Opinions of Old English Books with Original Disquisitions, Articles of Biography, and Other Literary Antiquities Volume 5

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...I have endured for the last twa or three months. Never surely was there ft more perfect pattern of evangelical goodness, decorated by all the ornaments of a highly improved understanding, and recommended by a sweetness of temper, and an elegance and politeness of manners, of a peculiar and more engaging kind than in any other character I ever knew." It was not more than fourteen months before, that death had taken from Mrs. Carter, her friend Miss Sutton, sister to the late Sir Richard Sutton, the lady to whom she addressed those beautiful lines, beginning "Heir of immo' tal leing." On this occasion she wrote a beautiful elegy to be found among the later editions of her poems.-Mrs. Mrs. Carter was now arrived at a time of life when every year was stealing from her some intimate friend, or dear relation. In 1774, she lost her father; not before his age was ripe, for he was in his 87th year; to which late period he had preserved all his faculties unimpaired, except that his hearing was a little difficult. She had passed the greater part of her life with him. The house in which they latterly resided was bought by her; and their affection had been uninterrupted. Half the year she was in the habit of passing in London; the other half was spent together in this house. It is at this period of the biographer's work, that I confess mySelf least pleaSed with the sentiments of Mrs. Carter, which he has had occasion to register. There is something in her critical opinions regarding everal cotemporary authors, against which I must enter my protest. I would not willingly accuse Mrs. Carter of narrowness, or prejudice; but I fear that on this occasion she exhibits something too much like it. To be blinded to the genius of Charlotte Smith, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698269X
  • 9781236982698