Day; A Journal of Literature, Fine Arts, Fashions, Etc Volume 1, No. 1 - V. 2, No. 112

Day; A Journal of Literature, Fine Arts, Fashions, Etc Volume 1, No. 1 - V. 2, No. 112

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... Mister Easdale turning up his nose to the roof, and screechen like a water kelpy against a people that's an honour and an approbation to the British nation, both by land and sea, I canna help my plood from coming to the boil; there's no body that hears me just now but what has a high respect for Highlanders, and I would just advise Mister Easdale to read what Sir Walter Scott says about them, before he makes any more of his foolish remarks. Easel.--Ou, man, is that a' ye can say?--Sir Walter has wasted a great deal 0' fine writing about thcm--but what's that? Man, what is't? It's just like throwing lavender water on a--Uncle Duncan.--On a what Mr. Easdale? Od, Dam'ort, put a mouth upon that word if you dare--Easel.-Daurl I'm no obliged tae daur ony thing about it--I tell ye frien, Duncan, I'm no to be done man, I'm no to be done. Edz'tor.--Silence, gentlemen, and let the business proceed. The next paper was entitled an original anecdote of a certain tall divine, not a thousand miles from Glasgow, who met one of his parishioners; and the fellow, not touching his hat, the divine told him he was the head of the church. " Indeed, Sir, I really took you for the steeple," said the rustic; but, as this was condemned by the Council as a regular Joe Miller, it was placed upon the live coal without delay. Four epigrams, as pointless as a broken file, now followed, and found the same resting place. An essay " On Virtue," which, as well as the next paper, was intended for the Saturday's number, was condemned for commencing with the expression, " Happiness is the object which all men pursue," and burned very cheerily beside what the writer characterized as a serious trifle in verse of his own composition, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 586 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914139
  • 9781236914132