The Iris, or Literary Messenger Volume 1

The Iris, or Literary Messenger Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... unnatural heat, its color of mortification--and, in general, of disclosing all the manifestations of disease which lie concealed beneath its smooth but bloated surface. It is not surprising, that from so long communion with, and study of the infirmities of men, begotten of existing society, his vision should not extend far beyond their diseases, and that he should find but little in them with which to indulge an ardent and unsuspecting sympathy. This is the idea we intended to convey, when we said that he had no confidence in men. In man's natural impulses, or in man as he should be, he has the greatest confidence, as all his works abundantly prove. But for man the gentleman and man the proletary, he entertains a steady jealousy if not positive aversion. No one who has read Bdl Wer's works ever felt for him any of that genuine spontaneous affection, which springs so inevitably from a perusal of the works of Dickkns or of Lamb. He is not a man to be loved, how much soever he may be admired. But there is one characteristic of Mr. Bulwer's mode of reform worthy of all commendation. He does not stand up to proclaim his heresies with the stubbornness of bigots in high places. He does not like the political Jack Cades of all time, who offer a distribution of other men's property to seduce to him, blind followers nor promise immunity to crime, for the purpose of tempting unscrupulous proselytes. He does not try to divide men's opinions by first recklessly dividing their interests. He goes around through the minds of men, and awakens them to go up to the halls of legislation, and there to test the weakness or the strength of his logic. He induces men to inform themselves, and coolly to discuss, in the presence alone of their reason and their sentiments, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626052
  • 9781236626059