Noctes Ambrosianae Volume 2

Noctes Ambrosianae Volume 2

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...all, what have they done? Sir Walter has versified a few old stories, and is at the head of all modem ballad-mongers. What more? Southey has written one wild and wondrous tale, Thalaba; but all his other attempts are abortive--and the last spark of inspiration within him has been for years extinct. Many of Moore's songs will live--but a man cannot be songsinging all his days; and as for Wordsworth, take him out of the Lake country, and hie prattle is tedious. Crabbe, and Campbell, and Hogg CANNING AND BROUGHAM. 205 North. Come, come, don't be silly, Tickler. A man looks like a ninny the moment he begins even to think about versemen. Tickler. There it goes up the chimney--an Ode to the Moon--pursued by The Sleeping Infant--The Horned Owl--The late Elephant--and General Bolivar. Shepherd. Oh, sirs! the room's gettin' desperate warm. I pity the poor Incremawtors--they maun be unco dry. Beelzebub, open tha window, man, ye ugly deevil, and let in a current o' cool air. Mr. North, I canna thole the heat; and I ask it as a particular favor, no to burn the prose till after supper. At a' events, let the married Incremawtor gang hame to his bride--and there's five shillings to him to drink my health at his ain ingle. (Incremator, Devil, Clerk of the Balaam-box, Porters, and Mr. Ambrose retire.) North. Who are the wittiest men of our day, Tickler? Tickler. Christopher North, Timothy Tickler, and James Hogg. North. Pooh, pooh--we all know that--but out of doors? Tickler. Canning, Sydney Smith, and Jeffrey. North. I fear it is so. Canning's wit is infallible. It is never out of time or place, and is finely proportioned to its object. Has he a good-natured, gentlemanly, well-educated blockhead--say of the landed interest--to make ridiculous, he does it more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236616510
  • 9781236616517