The Nic-Nac; Or, Literary Cabinet Volume 2

The Nic-Nac; Or, Literary Cabinet Volume 2

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...of Scotland, and is dated so far' back as the 1st of March, 1780-.--t '.. '.'"' - Wae worth thy power, thou cursed leaf! JFell sourca -' a' my woe and grief 1 For lack o' thee I've lost my lass! for lack o' thee I scrimp my glass. see the children of affliction Unaided, thro' thy curs'd restriction. I've seen the oppressor's cruel smile, ' Amid his helpless victim's spoil. J'or lack o' thee I leave this much-lov'd shore, Jiever, perhaps, to greet old Scotland more., -, . - R----B.KjMe."' have been cntirely-acciuental. Swcri.-is the-following..--Byron, in one of the Cantos of Cliilde Harold, desert hing the luxuriant ami creative power of the imagination, says--"Of its own beauty is the mind diseasty And fevers into false creation. Where, Whore are the Ibrms the sculptor's soul hath seiz'd?--..., '-. In him alonel--Ca- natgre -he- so' fair?."; The same sentiment, though in 3 somewhat livelier style, is tons expressed by a facetiotfs poet-of Ihe last century: --"FANCt ABOVE REALITY. ' Since all that's fair in freluarf kind, Vou boast you can discover, Search, with a freedom linconn'ri'd', . Their stock ol charms all ttet% And, when the mighty pains you've took; And said whate'er you can says, You'll own the fairest in her smock, ., Was fairer in your fancy.?, .. j We shall be pardoned if we withhold one or two articles which were prepared for this week's.number, to make room for a kw words upon that event which during.the past week has pervaded every heart with.melancholy regret--the death of Lord Byron. At any time, and under any circumstances, the loss of such a man would be deeply deplored, but to behold him thuscutoff in the meridian of his days, when he had just entered upon a fresh career...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570642
  • 9781236570642