The Essays of Elia

The Essays of Elia : Selections: A Dissertation on Roast Pig; Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading; The South-Sea House; Old China (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Essays of Elia: Selections: A Dissertation on Roast Pig; Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading; The South-Sea House; Old China His limitations as a critic are well put by Mr. Ainger: Where his heart was, there his judgment Was sound. Where he actively disliked, or was passively indifferent, his critical powers remained dormant. He was too fond of paradox, too much at the mercy of his-emotions or the mood of the hour, to be a safe guide always. But where no disturbing forces interfered, he exercised a faculty almost unique in the history of criticism. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • English
  • 24 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333072007
  • 9781333072001
  • 733,861