Classic Tales, Serious and Lively, Vol. 1

Classic Tales, Serious and Lively, Vol. 1 : With Critical Essays on the Merits and Reputation of the Authors (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Classic Tales, Serious and Lively, Vol. 1: With Critical Essays on the Merits and Reputation of the Authors It is only as a writer of tales however that mackenzie Can claim any originality at all; in everything else he 18 a mere imitatorl The pa pers he wrote In the iliirror, a collection of perio dical essays, have procured him the title of the Scotch addison; but the very friends who gave him this appellation acknowledge his unskilfulness in moral, philosophy and profound observation of life; of that active combination of ideas, called wit, which like the needle finds a sympathy in the most remote Objects, and almost unites logic with fancy, he seems to have been incapable and his humour is precisely that of the Idler, in which Dr. Johnson seems to have laboured at sometlzz'izg to make us smile, because the variety of a collec%. 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 | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243256477
  • 9780243256471