The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert Volume 22

The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of George Herbert Volume 22

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...notes with which Leighton has enriched his copy of HERBERT's Poems' (The Portrait of a Christian Gentleman: a Memoir of P. F. Tytler, 1859; p. 250). It is not to be wondered at that such an intimation as ' abundant notes' by so preeminent and likeminded a man as Leighton on so congenial a ' little book' excited interest in all Christian and literary circles. Investigation very soon dispelled the pleasing hope of a real addition to that most covetable of our bo0k-treasures, ' Marginalia, ' after the type of Selden long ago, and Coleridge recently. Memory ('I remember' is the Biographer's phrase) must have given a larger meaning to Tytler's spoken words than those warranted. At least 'Leighton's copy of 'The Temple' (the edition of 1634, and the only early one that ever belonged to the Library) does not contain a single note in the proper sense of the term, id est, on GEORGE HERBERT. Yet are his jottings of patristic quotations and references, suggested to the good bishop as he read, worthy of permanent record; the more especially as, after a first loss and recovery of the volume, it has again disappeared--surely through culpable negligence of the trustees of the Leightonian Library.1 The following details are derived from private letters and public addressed to B.H. Beedham, Esq., Ashfield House, Kimbolton, and to the Times, with which I have been favoured. As stated above, the edition was that of 1634 ('the Third'), and on the blank page, fronting the first verses of ' The Church Porch, ' are these two quotations 1 The Letters referred to are from the Rev. James Boe, of the Kirk of Scotland, Dunblane, and are dated 24th...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830288
  • 9781236830289