The Dial Volume 10; V. 12

The Dial Volume 10; V. 12

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...race will appear no less great and commanding than thc figure of Charlemagne a thousand years before." Mr. Fiske's book ought to be in every high ' himself. The noble Scotch family of Oliphant has no higher claim to distinction than its three literary names. The first, Caroline Oliphant, Lady Nairne (1766-1845), wrote some famous songs, such as " The Land 0' the Leal " and " Wha'll be King but Charlie? " The second, Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (born in 1818), is the author of several novels that are said to present faithful pictures of rural life in Scotland and England, of much clever biographical and historical miscellany, and, in conjunction with her son, Cyril Francis Oliphant, of the work now before us. The third name is that of the subject of her " Memoir." Though of British parentage, Laurence Oliphant was born in Africa (1829), spent more than two-thirds of his life out of England, and never remained more than a year or two at a time in the land of his fathers. Travel was his education, travel was his livelihood, travel was his heaven, and to be kept from travel was his hell. On one occasion, he eagerly grasps at the opportunity afforded by a chance invitation from Jung Bahadoor, the Nepaulese minister to England, to leave his parents in Ceylon and go to hunt elephants in the jungles of Hindostan; on another, quitting his law studies to take a vacation jaunt in Russia, he is so bored and nonplussed by having two days more than he expected to spend at Nijni Novgorod in fairtime that he scarcely knows what to do with Nor were his lVumZez_'juIu-c confined to the roving period of youth. From thirty years on to nearly three-score, he remained the same rolling stone. Yet, if more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813294
  • 9781236813299