Memorial History of Augusta, Georgia

Memorial History of Augusta, Georgia

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...that an ode to Washington will appear in his next, and in the current issue gives " Lothario's" tribute to "Miss W ll, a specimen whereof is: "Sweetest syren of the Augustan stage, Adored by youth, respected by old age. Permit me now to sing in homespun lays, Thy charms divine--that all who know must praise." The poet incautiously reveals the identity of his inamorata in his closing lines: " Thy lovely taper waist, how round and small; Here language. faints. I sigh with Jove for Wall, With her I'd live--with her I'd wish to fall." A poet of another character appears among the paid advertisements. He tells in doggerel how some spiteful neighbor had charged him with filching a bell, and how on the trial he came clear: From this crude picture of the times, it is quite a change to turn to the C/zronicle of the present day, after one hundred and four years of development, journalistic and otherwise. During its long existence, the C/zrouicle has an honorable record. In its centennial edition published in 1885, it thus speaks5 "A newspaper one hundred years old! A gazette that for three generations has, in its each recurring issue, set out the current history of the day, and been read in each succeeding epoch by grandsire, by father, and by son. A contemporaneous annalist of the times, keeping pace with decades and lusters until a century is complete. "Such is now T/1eAugusta C/zronicle. In the museums of old established governments and in the libraries ofjournalistic virtuosos may be found here and there such wrecks and remnants of the past as a stray copy of some venerable Gazette or antiquated News-Letter. As rare and curious relics, there still exist London papers which Addison might have...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690933X
  • 9781236909336