The World's Lincoln (Classic Reprint)
But even where the witnesses have been diligent, more than much remains in obscurity. Boswell on Johnson and Pepys on himself tell us a great deal that is significant, but their copious not'es leave untold more than they tell. It must inevitably be so. The full story of a man's life would take as long to read as to live, and twenty times as long to write. The amplest compilation of facts, say Lockhart on Scott or Moore on Byron, amounts at last to a slight and more or less fortuitous selection. Far from being regrettable, this is fortunate; but it is a fact.
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- Paperback | 38 pages
- 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
- 24 Jan 2017
- Forgotten Books
- United States
- , black & white illustrations
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