Side-Lights on the Georgian Period

Side-Lights on the Georgian Period

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...indeed, at one time it seemed doubtful whether the new-comer would live to celebrate its first birthday. However, at the conclusion of volume one, the editor begs leave to thank the public for their candid reception of the Review, " notwithstanding any imperfections which have happened in the infancy of the undertaking," and assures the supporters of the work that " no care or proportional expense shall be spared that may be necessary for its improvement." He proposes, at the same time, to introduce an account of foreign works, and occasionally to print an extra sheet, which extra sheet afterwards developed into a half-yearly supplement. He concludes with the observation that " Our business is to enter no farther into the province of criticism than just so far as may be indispensably necessary to give some idea of such books as come under our consideration." This abstention from detailed criticism saved the Monthly in its early and feeble days, from the frequent and sometimes damaging attacks that were made by outraged authors upon its more outspoken and audacious rival, the Critical Review. Besides, the day of the specialist had hardly yet dawned, and while it was comparatively easy for a good all-round writer to give an intelligent summary of an abstruse work, only a man of encyclopaedic knowledge could criticise with impunity the various scientific and philosophical folios that came up periodically for review. By J755 the Monthly Review seems to have been prosperously established as the leading critical organ, its proprietor being enabled to take a country house at Turnham Green, and to set up two coaches on the profits of his venture, which at one time amounted to two thousand a year. By his contemporaries Dr. Griffiths (he had some American...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672917
  • 9781236672919