Scribners Monthly Volume 8

Scribners Monthly Volume 8

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: Boston. We also inform him that Messrs. Whittier and Lowell reside in the Isle of Wight, and Mr. Bayard Taylor in Egypt, where he had an important military position in the army of the Khedive. As for Mr. James Cullen Bryant, who, by the way, is editor of the London Times, at the last accounts he was explorinj the site of ancient Troy, with his Homeric friend Dr. Schliemann. Letters addressed to these gentlemen will no doubt meet with prompt attention, when received, and their answers, when obtained, will no doubt be entertaining. We hope our autograph hunter is satisfied. Thackeray was not a humorist, in the sense that Dickens was, nor a wit, in the sense that Jerrold was, but he now and then said a good thing in a quiet way. He was pestered on one occasion, while in this country, by a young gentleman of an inquiring turn of mind, as to what was thought of this person and that person in England. "Mr. Thackeray," he asked, " what do they think of Tupper?" "They don't think of Tupper," was the reply. Another man of letters was mentioned, and it transpired that he was addicted to beer drinking. "Yes," said Thackeray, "take him for half and half he was a man." His connection with Fraser's Magazine was the subject of conversation, and the right of an editor to change the " copy " of his contributors was discussed. Thackeray maintained that no such right existed, except as regarded errors of grammar, and declared that the only person who could make alterations for the better was the author himself; as a rule, editorial changes were blunders. "I told an editor so once and he did not like it. 'I have no objection to your putting your hoofs on my paragraphs, ' I remarked, 'but I decidedly...
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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587103
  • 9781236587107