The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 33

The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 33 : Containing Original Essays; Historical Narratives; Biographical Memoirs; Manners and Customs; Topographical Descriptions; Sketches and Tales; Anecdotes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 33: Containing Original Essays; Historical Narratives; Biographical Memoirs; Manners and Customs; Topographical Descriptions; Sketches and Tales; Anecdotes His Pelham, in 1828, was much read, and gained the author great cele brity: in the preface to the second edition of which, he thus explains the grounds whereon he founded his work It is a beautiful part in the economy of this world, that nothing is without its use every weed in 'the great thoroughfares of life has a honey, which observation can easily extract; and we may glean no unimportant wisdom from folly itself, if we distin guish while we survey, and satirize'while we share it. It is in this belief, that these volumes have their origin. I have not been willing that even the common-places of society should afford neither a record nor a moral; and it is, therefore, from the common-places of society that the materials of this novel have been wrought. By treating trifles naturally they may be rendered amusing, and that which adherence to Nature renders amusing, the same cause also may render instructive for Nature is the source of all morals, and the enchanted well, from which not a single drop can be taken that has' not the power of curing some of our diseases. 't 't 't I have drawn for the hero of my work, such a person as seemed to me best fitted to retail the Opinions and customs of the class and age to which he belongs. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 581g
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  • United States
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  • 0243159714
  • 9780243159710