One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets; With Biographical and Critical Notices Volume 10

One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets; With Biographical and Critical Notices Volume 10

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...of a loving article that appeared in the newspapers at the time of his death informs us that his intimate knowledge of the sciences was exhibited in the able lectures which he delivered in various towns. His knowledge on any theme that might form the subject of private conversation was at once various and exact, and hence to young ministers his company was both valuable and much prized. Although endowed with eminent gifts and fitted to fill any place in the Church, he preferred the quiet of a country manse, where he could, uninterruptedly, add to his store of knowledge, to another sphere where his studies would be more disturbed by other labour. It was said of him that he hid so determinedly his many gifts that few kuew fully how able and accomplished he was--how full of real manhood. Yet, in spite of his shrinking from display, he was courageous, and true to his charge as a minister of the Gospel. In the case of Mr Cunningham there was also an amount of practical wisdom and knowledge of man and things, and a capacity to bring his sources of information and his varied gifts to bear on the business N of life, very seldom to be met with. To this might be added his wide acquaintance with ancient and modern literature, and what most concerns us at present, his deeply poetical nature. By the assistance of his friends, we are here enabled to give a selection from his hitherto unpublished effusions. These are mostly in the sonnet form, and possess a deep meditative pathos, with the compactness, unity, and finish, the idea, the thought, and the emotion, the apt simile and imaginative metaphor so necessary in the structure of the sonnet. THE KBGENT MURRAY. Murray, thy place in history is not That of a king's son; kings we would forget In so august a...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504917
  • 9781236504913