The Living Age Volume 220

The Living Age Volume 220

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... Restoratflm dramatists treated-him in like The Gentleman's Magazine. THE RUSSIAN From time to time England is moved to a general revival of interest in Russian flnance. These occasions are never brought on by financial considerations alone, but strictly coincide with some new intrusion of the warspectre. In quiet times, neither bankers, nor brokers, nor bondholders, nor other suspicious folk seem to be at all concerned with the stability of Russian credit, or ever disturbed by the mysteries of the Russian Treasury. But at the first approach of a "Penideh incident," the appearance of resolute Muscovite hostility in China, or any similar portent, political specula fashion. Shakespeare, the greatest of all, originated few oi.' his own plots, and there is very little story in him the source of which cannot be traced. In the just published "Gypsy Folk Tales" of Mr. Francis Hindes Groome. there is a suggestion, with which I will not deal, that some of his plots, that, for instance, of "Cymbeline," supposed to be derived from a novel of Boccaccio, were, in tact, derived from legends told by the gipsy torytellers, to whom he listened while visiting their encampments in the forest of Arden or on the banks of Avon. In order to recognize the genius of Dumas, one has only to note the use he has made of what he has borrowed. A very readable book is the "Memoirs of D'Artagnan." Compared with the "Three Mousquetnires" it has as much claim to consideration as have, beside the masterpieces of Shakespeare, the earlier plays from which they were taken. Sylvanus Urban. ' Hurst 6: Blackett. WAR-CHEST. tion, even more quickly than financial timidity, turns to the condition of money matters...show more

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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920023
  • 9781236920027