The North American Review Volume 187

The North American Review Volume 187

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... of the REVIEW 1 appeal to the publishers to maintain its prestige and increase rather than fritter away its value. Keep it worth the reading of the thoughtful and intelligent people, and it will not lack for readers. Fill it with worthless articles and let its editorial space be occupied with nonsense and with extinct or false political theories, and its influence will rapidly dwindle and its years be few. " (Sgd.) Tnao. D. Mensa. The reverend gentleman who writes this letter is professionally, and doubtless personally, concerned in furthering the moral welfare of men, including, as it seems, our own. That we have some virtues he has attested, and thanks are due to him for his generous recognition of them; for, when a. man is angry with his neighbor, it costs him usually an added pain to pause in his denunciatory speech, and to admit that the object of what he deems his righteous wrath is not wholly worthy of condemnation. It is true that our stern judge does not extend 'his mercy promiscuously, for he excludes from it the Diary; but such is his apparent love of justice that we are tempted to make an effort to show him that he is not warranted in his feeling. What is this woful anathema against the playful "plea in behalf of Satan "? The subject is not taboo; indeed, better men than we have sported with it. Of course, there W88 I10 881159111 the little piece if it was, indeed, " a piece of tomfoolery," nor yet could any man of wholesome sense be rid of his occasional fooleries without injury to his own nature. " Foolery, sir," Said the clown to Viola, " does walk about the orb like the S1111; ii shines everywhere." And Horatius Flaccus sang his conviction that it is wholesome on...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869788
  • 9781236869784