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 The life of an author is to be found in his works for it is from them we can form a pretty good estimate of his private feelings, his virtues, or his foibles few other materials in general do the memoirs of authors contain, unless it be a heart-rending recital of disappointment and want. But the life of Sir E. L. Bulwer, Bart., fortunately presents none of these points. Born in the lap of afiluence - nurtured with all the care concomi tant with the life of a gentleman blessed with a bountiful and classical education; and endowed with wealth - he came forth as an author, not in the hopes of gaining a competency, but for fame, and love of the Muse's. It is, therefore, solely as an author that we mean to speak of Sir Edward: for it is as such that he will live in the page of English history. 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.
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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 581g
  • English
  • 384 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243159714
  • 9780243159710