Saturday Review; Politics, Literature, Science and Art Volume 9

Saturday Review; Politics, Literature, Science and Art Volume 9

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...completinganuisance merely because there had) been a agrant waste of pu lic money in the reliminary operations desi Yned to preserve the impurity of the Sbrpentine, and to add to the charms of Kensington Gardens a couple of reservoirs of polluted sand. The best way to get out of an egregious blunder is to begin by acknowledging it at once; and though the Committee was composed, according to recedent in such cases, of rival partisans rather than unbiasscd judges, the case was too clear to leave room for any hesitation about their Report, and the cordial co-operation of the Government in condemning the mistakcs of their predecessors may always be safely counted on. The prejudiced admirers of pure water have achieved their victory, and if they are disposed to complain of the obstinacy of the defence, they may console themselves with the thought that tho enthusiasm which has been invoked to no purpose in the cause of Parliamentary Reform responded at once to the war cries of the factions who have so stoutly fought out the battle of the Serpentine. THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE. WE congratulate both Universities upon the great event of last Saturday. One of the finest races ever seen was rowed without an accident of any kind; and the friends of Oxford, while they own that their boat was fairly beaten, may assure themselves that their University has lost nothing, but rather gained much in character, by the splendid and persevcring efforts which her champions made to avert defeat. Oxford rowers may confidently rely that, if they maintain the same high standard of luck and training, their own turn of victory will soon come. Ila should always be remembered that, in all contests of skill and strength, some who have well deserved success must be prepared...
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  • Paperback | 1190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 59mm | 2,073g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820169
  • 9781236820167