The Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature Volume 2

The Select Journal of Foreign Periodical Literature Volume 2

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... Quality, if they 'd take patthern by it.' " The length of our account of this collection of national tales, manifests the esteem in which we hold their general purpose, aud our admiration of the talent and happy humor in which that excellent object is accomplished. In no portraiture of Irish character and manners have we met greater fidelity, or more trustworthy resemblance. Compiled. Art. V.--The Works of Robert Hall, A. M. With a brief Memoir of his Life by Dr. Gregory, and Observations on his Character as a Preacher, by John Foster. Edited by Dr. Olynthus Gregory. C vols. 8vo. London. 1832. We have four reviews lying before us of the Works and Life of Robert Hall, with neither of which we think the generality of our readers would be particularly gratified. The earliest appeared in the ninety-fifth number of " The Quarterly Review." A main object of the writer is to show that Hall's later opinions and feelings were Republished in 3 vols. 8vo, by J. & J. Harper, New York. inconsistent with such as he had previously expressed; and to exhibit his character as that of a very able, but, often, rash and intemperate writer, who was suffering from his position in society among the Dissenters;--"the Dissenters," as the writer says, half in irony and half in simplicity, "enjoying the liberty of thinking for themselves on every occasion." " His mind," it is affirmed, " wanted consolidating; had it been subjected to the wholesome restraint of liberal, but not lax, formularies, it would have been more true to itself." What, however, are considered as his more loyal, antirevolutionary, and Orthodox publications are dwelt upon with high praise. The next article appeared in the number of " The Christian Observer" for February. This work is in the hands of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680030
  • 9781236680037