Southern Literary Messenger Volume 5

Southern Literary Messenger Volume 5

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...he had deposited in a post-office during his adventures as Chowder Chow, cleared up his character to his patron; although the health of his beloved Nanna was so much affected, that it was found necessary to take a voyage to the island of Cuba. In conclusion;--Robin marries Nanna, Dicky is wedded to glory and cut to pieces in Mexico; Tommy, recovering from his mental torpor, becomes a midshipman, and the adventures of Robin Day wind up with the peace and felicity of Juan Aubrey. Our readers, we repeat, will form a general idea of the work from this compendium. We do not discover from it any particular power which the author possesses in nice delineations of character--there is no great depth of thought evinced, no peculiar beauty of language, or remarkable degree of taste. We do not say that doctor Bird is not capable of these things; it is very probable that he purposely discards and sacrifices them for some prime object; we are speaking now only of the book before us. We cannot think, moreover, that it is filled with the most profitable food which a novel is capable of affording. But, whatever may be its errors of omission and commission, it is, nevertheless, an interesting, and a well conducted tale. It is full, as we have befote said, of absorbing incident, and, on the whole, will at least preserve, if not add to, the laurels already brightening around the name of its popular and deserving author. VIRTUE. Virtue may be misrepresented, persecuted, consigned to the grave--but the righteous wake not more assuredly to the reality of their hopes than this to an immortal remembrance.--Anon. THE BIRDS IN AUTUMN. BT MRS. SI'."i I VI V. November came on, with an eye severe, And his stormy language was hoarse to hear--And the glittering...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,692g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573196
  • 9781236573193