Recollections of the Deccan; With Miscellaneous Sketches and Letters

Recollections of the Deccan; With Miscellaneous Sketches and Letters

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...hesitated to afford implicit credence to her statements, but the perusal of-many after works respecting America, penned in a kindlier spirit, has proved that her statements, although somewhat over..coloured, were mainly true: We have read McGregor, Stewart, Alexander, and lastly the work before us by the celebrated author of 'Annals of the Peninsular War' and 'C ril Thornton.' From the perusal of one and a l, we have risen with a confirmed preference for the institutions of our natal land over those of the United States. Our own institutions may be far from perfect, but they are incomparably superior to those olfsprings of democratic rudeness and republican license. We respect, we admire America as a nation: with pride we hail her advance in wealth and in power: we love her energy and her enterprise: but we are not the less pleased to admire her at a distauce--removed from her rudeness, grossierete and insatiable vanity: while we are thoroughly convinced, that to the educated, talented and refined European of either sex, America must be the most disgusting place of residence under Heaven. The three capital cities New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, may be bearable--but of two evils, we would rather pitch our tent among the savages of Utaheite, than amid the back settlements of Kentucky, Louisiana, or Tennessee. But to proceed to the work before us, which we have read with great attention, and to which it will be impossible to do justice in the limited space of our columns. The notice of such a work demands a volume. Mr. Hamilton is well known to the public as the author of two works--deservedly celebrated, but of very dissimilar characters; yet we may confess, that, from the perusal of those productions, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764439
  • 9781236764430