Vagaries, in Quest of the Wild and Whimsical (Classic Reprint)

Vagaries, in Quest of the Wild and Whimsical (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Vagaries, in Quest of the Wild and Whimsical I have always entertained an unconquerable preju dice against those poets and novelists, who, as if there were not misery and vexation enough in the world, invariably display the darker in preference to the brighter paths of existence. We want not the aid of fiction to render us more repining and discontented, nor need the fancy and imagination be exhausted in coining bitterness and woe, when reality herself is hourly gonvincing us of her fertility. Why should we who are groaning beneath the weight of troubles, of whose existence we can have no doubt, encumber our selves with those which have no other origin than their creator's fancy? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 376g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243208340
  • 9780243208340