Putnam's Monthly and the Critic Volume 3

Putnam's Monthly and the Critic Volume 3

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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: ... a past then sufficiently recent for something of it to hover about that desecrated tomb, Napoleon's emptied grave. Taylor talked with the caretaker who, though never getting an answer, actually had said "Good morning, sir," to Napoleon! The assemblage in the Gallery now grows as ghostly as that company in the moon which Eaton Barrett made up of heroes and heroines Whose tenure of spirit-life was measured by their popularity on earth. Worthy citizens, many of these, largely associated with some useful work, but dim in our minds after fifty years. Epes Sargent, with schoolbooks to his credit, biographies and translations, here branches into an Indian tale, wooden as a cigar Pompey. Bethune brings another infant deathbed. '-'illiam Pitt Palmer, for gotten! Tuckerman, Whom nobody reads. Thomas Ward (Flaccus), wickedly kept alive by a quotation from his chef d'wuvre preserved in the Literati. Like all young gentlemen in the fifties, Ward discovered Europe, but, unique among them, he wrote a serious poem upon sea-sickness: the most "disgusting" picture in literature Poe calls it, and makes good his assertion by producing these lines: But most of all good eating cheers the brain. Where other joys are rarely met--at sc-a--Unless indeed we lose as soon as gain. Ay, there's the rub, so baffling oft to me. Boiled, roast and baked--what precious choice of dishes My generous throat has shared among the fishes I And he ends by sentimentally remarking My briny messmates! Ye will mourne my loss! More than enough, as Poe declares. to damn any book--and this at a period which for refinement would put to the blush all the precieuses from Scudery to Madelon! Perhaps Byron may be held accountable for this astounding...show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836022
  • 9781236836021