The Philistine Volume 7

The Philistine Volume 7

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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. 1898-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...any in Lytton. But they will be real--a part and parcel of our novelist's life. He will know them and he will know their ways He will be healthy with the health that comes from well oxygenated blood--none of your anaemic creatures he. He will not be of the manner of the superficial, nor of the time-serving, nor of any of those "little folk of little soul" who "rise up to buy and sell again." He will never have sprung from his desk at the souldeadening whirr of an electric bell nor answered summons fetched by office boy. Tho poor The PHIL (he can no more be wealthy than any other poet) he will have a conscience & a soul above these Wt-o He will not be a man to write opinions at the dictation of others, to live by their quarrels, thrive by their ills or prosper by their necessi-ties. No smug time-server he; no wearer of a high white wall of enamel about his stiffened neck; no user of pomade, or walking exhibitor of badge of this or that order, nor of large dia-mond cravat pin; no man who is afraid to be seen on the street bearing a package greater than three by five inches in size, or who drives a horse with half a tail. Which is not to say that there are not many very worthy men who willingly and some few who unwillingly suffer under these convention-alisms, nor that they are not excellent & gentle and fair-spoken. But none of them will write the great American novel or anything very i great, be it epic, historic or scientific. He will be less urban than rustic, as have been ip nearly all the great ones, from Chaucer to Shakespeare, from Goldsmith to Hardy. What dweller among mile-long rows of man-made walls ever struck so true a note as did that poor Warwickshire peasant who gave us the price-less "Lear'?...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
  • 1236550560
  • 9781236550569