The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D Volume 1

The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...November 18, 1855. My Dear Sir, Will you pardon me for two things? For reverting to my own tongue in writing to you; and for directing to you as an Englishman rather than a Frenchman. I want to ask and tell you two or three things which I really hardly know how to get into Greek. I am happy to say that my article, ' The Greek People and the Greek Kingdom, ' is to be in the next Edinburgh Review, and I hope it may do some good. Of course you will remember two things, first, that I cannot write there quite so freely as when I write in my own name; second, that I do not hold your nation to be faultless any more than my own. But I have no doubt that you will be pleased in these days to get any good word at all in one of the first English periodicals; and by writing impartially I am more likely to get credit than by indiscriminate praise.... I am leaving home to-morrow, ultimately for Edinburgh, where I have to lecture on the history of the Saracens, in which I contrive to introduce some side blows for you and against the Turks. To G. Finlay, Esq. Lanrhymney, Cardiff, December 26, 1855. My Dear Sir, ... I am glad you are pleased with my North British article; I believe it is the only at all elaborate review of your book which has appeared. Yet I really think the subject only wants introducing to be appreciated. I think I told you that I was going to Edinburgh to lecture upon the Saracens. The subject, of course, frequently coincided with yours, and gave me several opportunities of referring to you. In short, unless I greatly overrate my effectiveness, I inoculated my audience with strong Byzantine tendencies, and the name of Leo the Isaurian was always the sign for as much applause as your countrymen seem capable of. I found them most attentive and...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663489
  • 9781236663481