Notes from a Diary, 1886-1888 Volume 2

Notes from a Diary, 1886-1888 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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Fontenelle, founded on the words, "De memoire des roses on n'a point vu mourir le jardinier." I see from the Notes to the Story of Rosina that the young ladies who are said to have agreed that the sunset was "vulgar" did not stand alone. Charles Blanc says of Boucher: "II trouvait la Nature trop verte et mal eclairee; et son ami Lancret, le peintre des salons a la mode, lui repondait: Je suis de votre sentiment, la Nature manque d'harmonie et de seduction!" 9. I looked in yesterday at Bain's, and saw there the copy of Green's Diary of a Lover of Literature, which had belonged to Fitzgerald, the translator of Omar Khayyam. Fitzgerald had a curious book-plate, said to have been designed by Thackeray--an angel with a blank shield upon the breast. Green was a remarkable person. I have long possessed his book, and was turning it over to-day with the help of marks made by me a quarter of a century ago. One of them was at the passage where, as early as October 1796, he calls attention to Chesterfield's prediction of the French Revolution, written in 1753. It has often been noticed since; but it is clear that Green had never seen any notice of it. Speaking of a sea view by Turner, he says on 2nd June 1797: "I am entirely unacquainted with the artist, but if he proceeds as he has begun, he cannot fail to become the first in his department." 10. Recent conversations have recalled my attention to my Greek coins and electrotypes, at which I have hardly MADAME RENAN 145 looked since I took office in April 1880, and to-day I went to the British Museum where I was shown by Poole the extraordinary collection of rarities, Bactrian and other, which he wishes to buy from General Cunningham for the nation. My large gold medal...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511107
  • 9781236511102