Buds of Spring by Augustus Foster LydeBuds of Spring by Augustus Foster Lyde

Buds of Spring

byAugustus Foster Lyde

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. There is, to the mind of the Editor, a striking analogy between the lamented Author of these Remains, and the interesting subject of Mr. Southey's care, referred to in the Preface. Lyde, as respects the promise of his brief but bright career, and the hopes of his future usefulness and eminence so sanguinely entertained by those who knew him, as respects, too, the incidents of his personal history, and the peculiar traits of his intellect, and many points in his moral character, is before the mind of the Editor, as, in a remarkable analogy, the Henry Kirke White of America, and the contemplation of him is a sad pleasure. So gifted with intellectual capacity, so refined in taste, so delicate in moral apprehensions, that few were able to understand his excellence, and withal so reserved in confidential intercourse, that few might really know him, he has glided silently away from us. And we feel as one who has tost listlessly into the sea some fair pebble picked up on the beach, and perceives too late, as it passes from his hand, the clear and white rays of the diamond: or we feel as one who has been roused from a long trance, just when the glowing sun of a cloudless summer day has settled under the verge of the horizon, and fancies, in his first surprise, that he sees the herald light of the morning; but the glorious hues fade sorrowfully, and the golden light becomes pale, and presently the soft stars tell him he has lost the day. Thus we feel desolate. But our brother is in heaven, and his light is on another sphere, and we may not mourn for him. This Introduction will be devoted to a brief sketch of the life and character of Lyde, and a brief notice of his literary remains. We remember, that it was proposed some three or four years since by ...
Title:Buds of SpringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217693652

ISBN - 13:9780217693653

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