The Literary World Volume 3-4

The Literary World Volume 3-4

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... burned and hanged in effigy by his constituents, who should repudiate and defeat him at the next election. "Whether he should win or lose ' his girl, ' also, I would determine on more full reflection. Why would I have him fail? Well, for this, to me, obvious and most palpable reason: Public men are now quite as firm and selfsacrificing as their constituents and public opinion demand, a fact for the thinking, and unthinking, as well; and I would convict the people themselves, and to their faces, of their own criminal short-coming. My hero, with everything in art, imagination, and fancy, to commend him to love, sympathy and confidence, should be plotted against, while the good and pure should stand coldly by and see him sacrificed. And so I would develop the moral; and there are real careers that would furnish the outline of such a story. "R. "Washington, D. C, April, 1873." It is hardly necessary to "revise" our judgment in accordance with our correspondent's request. We simply expressed our admiration of the beautiful paper of the book in question, not touching at all upon its ophthalmic bearing. We heartily agree, however, with our correspondent in his special criticism on this book, and in his general observations on book-paper in its relation to tile eyes. "In the last number of the Literary World I see you speak with approval of the paper on which is printed Pater's new book, "The Renaissance." I very much wish you would take pains to review your opinion, for my own impression is that no worse kind of paper could be produced. My eyes are strong, and I read the book by daylight, but never was my eyesight so tortured. It is impossible to read a page without a strain on the eyes, consequent upon the...
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  • Paperback | 772 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,352g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532104
  • 9781236532107