The Eclectic Review Volume 3-4

The Eclectic Review Volume 3-4

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... explain what has suggested this train of remarks, which may seem to have but slender connexion with the volumes before us. Ve believe that it partly arose from seeing attached to Mr. Croly's name, the honorary initials which denote his being an associate of the Royal Society of Literature, ---a barren honour, unaccompanied with any mark of more substantial distinction. VVe could not help asking, what has that Society yet done for literature, or literature for that Society or its members? Little, we fear, or nothing. And how comes it to pass, that a man of Mr. Croly's brilliant talent and vigorous faculties, whose appropriate sphere of literary exertion, and possibly the bent of his mind, would be so far above that walk to which he has chiefly confined himself, ---we speak of his anonymous productions, --should hitherto have remained apparently overlooked and neglected by his own Church, and by a party who can boast of few men of equal ability? Of the public, indeed, Mr. Croly has no reason to complain. He enjoys an ample share of its patronage; and with this, he may be, for any thing we know, content. But we are not content that those writers who might do efficient service to literature, and support the literary character of the country, should be suffered or compelled to exhaust the energies of their mind in catering for the public taste, and to sink, as it were, the principal stock of their intellect in an annuity of popularity which will leave nothing behind. As the poems here first collected have already appeared in separate publications, and have mostly passed under review in the pages of our Journal, we shall not be expected to say much res ecting the contents of these volumes. Vol. I. comprises " aris in 1815...show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993047
  • 9781236993045