The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle [Ed. by Sir E. Sabine.]

The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle [Ed. by Sir E. Sabine.]

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...my pretensions are, to solicit the public patronage, and offer myself as the Editor. To discharge the duties of this office satisfactorily, it is not requisite that I should possess an extraordinary degree of intellect; for, unlike editors in general, who have to insert their own lucubrations to fill a vacant page, I am doubly assured by the very high opinion I entertain of the talents of its intended supporters, and by their own repeated professions of strenuously exerting them, that the only difficulty in my way will be the selection of such strokes of satire, or flashes of wit, as may best accord with the taste of the moment. I am positive that nothing flat, low, or insipid, will ever be found on my files--a few touches beyond the sublimity of Milton; a style more easy and elegant than Addison; powers more splendid and versatile than Shakspeare's may occasionally be met with; but no paucity of materials, (except it be of paper, ) to perpetuate the literary fame of the independent and highly-gifted youths, whose chosen servant I am anxious to become. I think I can command every requisite for immediate publication; pens and ink I have no objection to furnish, and paper for the early numbers, provided they do not require more than three sheets each. One quill-driving (not printers') devil, I am prepared with, and a second is in training. The liberality of a friend has furnished me with an empty puncheon, in one of the heads of which I intend having a slit cut for the reception of contributions. These particulars are enumerated to demonstrate the very great interest I take in the cause, and I hope the reasons which have been adduced will be deemed sufficient to prove, that an editor for a work which promises to establish an era in the annals of...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532392
  • 9781236532398