The Contemporary Review Volume 93

The Contemporary Review Volume 93

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...has not hitherto been available, such as the production of the plays, Thomson's relations with Lyttelton, and the tenure of the poet's public appointments It is curious that we should know more now about Thomson and his work than was known a hundred years ago. In the famous copyright ca.se of Millar v. Taylor (reported in 4 Burrow's Reports 2,303) the jury found that "The Seasons" were first published at the beginning of 1727, and that Thomson died August 29, 1748. Mr. Macaulay shows that "Winter" first appeared in March, 1726, and that the poet died on August 27, I 748. "The Great Schism of the West," by Professor L. Salembier, despite the fact that it has passed into a second edition and is before us in an English dress (Kegan, Paul and Co., Ltd., Price 7s. 6d.), is not a work of any substantial historical merit. It is written with much earnestness and considerable charm, and exhibits a very wide range of scholarship, but the ultramontane bias of its author is carried to lengths that pass into the ludicrous. He declares, as a primary truth, that "the Church is_a pure and absolute monarchy." That " primary " truth " was not discovered until r870. Other " primary truths " are no doubt in course of revelation. To attempt to explain away in a manner creditable to the Church of Rome the astounding series of events that culminated in the Council of Constance is an abuse of history. M. Salembier, in his Preface, pleads for honest history, and quotes the advice of Pope Leo XIII. " First let the historian say nothing false: "next let him conceal nothing true." Yet this book succeeds in conveying an idea of the Great Schism that is a mere...show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 748g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960742
  • 9781236960740