Memoir of the Life and Writings of Mrs. Hemans

Memoir of the Life and Writings of Mrs. Hemans

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...book, and you shall have the others if you wish. If the soul, without the form, be enough to constitute poetry, then "That book (Corinne), in particular towards its close, has a power over me which is quite indescribable. Some passages seem to give me back my own thoughts and feelings, my whole inner being, with a mirror more true than ever friend could hold up." " How very beautiful are those letters of Lord Collingwood to his family!--there is something in all those thoughts of hearth and home, and of the garden trees and of the ' old summer-seat, ' which, breathing as they do from amidst the far and lonely seas, afliect us like an exile's song of his fatherland. The letters to his wife brought strongly to my mind the poor Queen of Prussia's joyous exclamations in the midst of her last sufferings---'Oh! how blessed is she who receives such a letter as this!',"__ " I send my copy of Iphigenia, because I shall like to know whether you are as much struck with all that I have marked in it as I have been. Do you remember all we were saying on the obscurity of female sufiering in such stormy days of the lance and spear, as the good Fray Agapida describes so vividly? Has not Goethe beautifully developed the idea in the lines which I inclose? They occur in Iphigenia's supplication to Thoas for her brother." "I have been delighted with the paper on Burns, ' which you were kind enough to lend me. I think that the writer has gone further into 'the heart of the mystery' than any other, because he, almost the first of all, has approached the subject with a deep reverence for genius, but a still deeper for truth: all the rest have seemed only anxious...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834658
  • 9781236834652