Harper's New Monthly Magazine. No 1, June 1850 Volume 1

Harper's New Monthly Magazine. No 1, June 1850 Volume 1

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Excerpt: ... Review, that it made reviewing more respectable than authorship; and the remark, though essentially the reverse of a compliment, exhibits with tolerable accuracy the general design of the work at its outset. Its ardent young reviewers took a somewhat too ambitious stand above the literature they criticised. "To all of us," Horner ingenuously confessed, "it is only matter of temporary amusement and subordinate occupation." Something of the same notion was in Scott's thoughts when, smarting from a severe but not unjust or ungenerous review of Marmion, he said that Jeffrey loved to see imagination best when it is bitted and managed, and ridden upon the grand pas. He did not make sufficient allowance for starts and sallies and bounds, when Pegasus was beautiful to behold, though sometimes perilous to his rider. He would have had control of horse as well as rider, Scott complained, and made himself master of the m
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236721977
  • 9781236721976