The South-Atlantic; A Monthly Magazine of Literature, Science and Art Volume 1, No. 4

The South-Atlantic; A Monthly Magazine of Literature, Science and Art Volume 1, No. 4

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... flesh and blood in which to embody his wonderfully happy creations--his marvellous truth of coloring, his freedom (not lawlessness) and boundless variety of construction, the exquisite flow of his verses, which glide like rivers so smooth that the gazer often sighs for cascades and rugged rocks to break the surface, give assurance that, though he is sometimes wanting in the fire and loftiness of a few of his elder brethren, Mr. Tennyson stands firmly in the ranks of those bards whose praise is increased and not diminished by on-going time. HAMPTON'S CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH CAROLINA. i. The record of events in South Carolina for the past eight years--stained as it is with crime and corruption in high places, its pages crimson with every species of villany and wickedness known to the moral law--is not of a character to inspire the breast of the patriot or the lover of justice. The contemplation of those occurrences may# well excite the odium and challenge the condemnation of every pureminded and right-thinking man and woman of this or after times. And gladly would the writer of these pages withdraw from the task which he has set himself--of attempting to depict the occurrences of the years whicli are now happily ended--were it possible, in the complete consideration of the subject, justly to do so. It is true that the people of this Commonwealth have entered upon purer days. Held in bondage to a system of administration based upon no principles of political justice or morality, forced by the most odious of all forms of government--unintelligent, yet utterly corrupt--to bend their necks to a yoke which pressed more tightly the more it was resisted, they have nevertheless continued to light the good tight, they have kept the faith, and at length their...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535758
  • 9781236535757