The Queen's Messenger; A Weekly Gazette of Politics and Literature Volume 1-30

The Queen's Messenger; A Weekly Gazette of Politics and Literature Volume 1-30

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... playhouse players, or the obtrusive gentlemen more popularly described as fiddlers, to be permitted for ever to oppress the British people? They and the bottomless pit, or orchestra, to which they appear to be condemned before their time, are a horrible infliction to the good people who nightly inhabit the stalls of theatres. Every now and then the handle of a huge violoncello cuts their favourite actress's face into unequal halves, or mutilates the hero of a melodrama during the last scene in a manner the reverse of pathetic. Fiddlers' heads, fiddlers' instruments, and sometimes fiddlers' talk, have risen to such a height that all three require to be abated. Will no manager sink the orchestra a. little lower, or find so me better place for it? ' RE MINISTERIAL TRUTI-IS. ' HE value which can be properly attached to official. T ma EDINBURGH Rrsvnaw, as may be expected, contains an excellent article on Lord Campbell's Lives of the late Lords Lyndhurst and Brougham. It comprises some very valuable reading for those who are desirous of becoming intimately acquainted with the secret political history of the last fifty years; and, indeed, without a tolerably accurate knowledge of the events to which it refers no one can completely understand the present state of England at all, or make a probable guess at the future. The contemporaries of Brougham were the real authors of most of the liberal political measures which are passing now; and the intimates of Lyndhurst were for years the staunchest champions of the Constitution. The gem of the present number, however, is a very valuable paper on the life and times of Edward III., by Mr. Longman. ARBORICUL'I'URE.---Tl1iS is a practical treatise on raising more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 739g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975790
  • 9781236975799