The Nation Volume 97

The Nation Volume 97

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...quantity, is included with the mother country's. The lists of translations of ancient Greek and Latin and ancient and modern Asiatic fiction will be found especially valuable, and approach comparative completeness. One service the author has rendered is in calling the pub-lishing world's attention to the want of translations of much of the better work of such writers as Gautier, About, and de l'Isle-Adam--to mention France alone. Prof. Goidwln Smith's "Correspondence" (Duflield), selected and edited by Arnold Haultain, covers the long span of years from his student life at Oxford in 1846 until his death at Toronto in 1910. His letters, as one would expect, are of un-usual charm on account of their style and the author's vigorous personality; and they are of value to the student of history' and politics because of the keen-edged criticisms with which Canadian and English problems are discussed. For he had a truly great intellect; "vastiest Goldwin" he had been called at Oxford. Among his intimate correspondents wero such men as John Bright, Cobden, J. S. Mill, Matthew Arnold, Morley, Bryce, Frederic Harrison, the third Earl Grey, and Lord Rosebery. To J. X. Merriman, Premier of Cape Col-ony, who, with a view to South African Federation, had asked Goidwln Smith ques-tions in regard to Canada's constitutional experience since 1867, Goidwln Smith ex-pressed himself with characteristic frank-ness and incisiveness. When the Boer War broke out Merriman in return supplied him with some thunder for his anti-Jingo cam-paign in Canada. The only two Canadian papers which opposed the war were the two to which he contributed, and in op-posing it they lost half their circulation. For half a century and more Goidwln Smith...show more

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  • Paperback | 738 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,293g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891155
  • 9781236891150