A Medley of Notables

A Medley of Notables

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...never yet found, --there would be little danger even of difference among them, and none of collision. Nay, there is, I doubt not, a time coming in which the Butlers and Chalmerses of the future will be content to recognise the geologic field as that of their richest and most pregnant analogies. SCOTLAND has been the mother of many giants; but few whom she has brought forth and sternly nursed have made for themselves a name more worthy of her, none better formed for floating buoyantly down the stream of time than Hugh Miller. Fraser's Magazine. Like Paul and Luther, he was a combination of energy and strength of mind, with simplicity and affection of heart. In supporting his views, he employed not only calm historical narrative, and powerful ratiocination, but the liveliest wit, the broadest humour, the gayest satire, and the most exquisite banter; and his acuteness and depth of intellect were such that he earned for himself no second place amongst the great names of a country renowned for subtlety of genius. W. Anderson. A rough, almost rugged nature, shaggy with strength, clad with zeal as with a cloak, in some things sensitive and shamefaced as a girl; moody and self-involved, but never selfish; simple as a child in the ways of the world; self-taught and self-directed, argumentative and scientific, as few men of culture have ever been, and yet with more imagination than either logic or knowledge; to the last as shy and blate as when working in the quarries at Cromarty. John Brown, M.D. W. M. THACKEEAY. EEHAPS a gentleman is a rarer man than some of us think for. Which of us can point out many such in his circle, men whose aims are generous, whose truth is constant, and not only constant in its kind, but elevated in its degree; whose want...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918126
  • 9781236918123