The New Monthly Magazine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...of iced chably, by which time it is presumed the appetite is whetted to the proper pitch for attacking the more substantial fare. The oysters are succeeded by the appetizing cotelettes - la tartare, kidneys stewed in champagne, poutets a la Marengo, a pale defoie gras, and the meretricious dinde aux truffes. These are the condiments that constitute a dejeiner de garcon in Paris. LADY EMMELINE S. WORTLEY'S POEMS. With ' an imagination partaking much more largely of grace than of vigour, the accomplished authoress of these poetic sketches, for such in truth they are, joins an amazing facility in composition, and at times a marked felicity of expression. But nothing can be more evident, than that her's is a mind impressed with a sense of beauty, through the medium of those interpreters of its language who have preceded her. Byron has more largely than any other furnished her with the thoughts and feelings her ladyship has so often, and, let it also be added, so pleasingly put into print; but a similar obligation many of her contemporaries, who have attained considerable celebrity as poets, have incurred to a much greater extent. It is scarcely possible to read " Jairah; a Dramatic Mystery," without some recollections of "Cain; a Mystery." There is certainly no direct plagiarism, and, what is to Lady Wortley's credit, there is no appearance of the offensive spirit which pervades the source whence she has derived so much of her inspiration; but there is a general tone throughout the drama with which every reader of "Cain" must be familiar. We do not mean to deny that the fair authoress of the several works with which she has favoured the world, were she to give the necessary time, the profound reflection, and the proper care that is essential, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667751X
  • 9781236677518