Early Critical Reviews On Robert Burns by John Dawson RossEarly Critical Reviews On Robert Burns by John Dawson Ross

Early Critical Reviews On Robert Burns

byJohn Dawson Ross

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...their errors on satisfactory proof that they have been misinformed, or have misconstrued the conduct and writings of Burns. But by their public and voluntary assertions and reflections, however, of an injurious tendency, they have thrown down the gauntlet to every Scotchman who takes an interest in the honour of his country, of its literature, and of human nature. We accept the challenge, and will hazard the proof. Nor do we reckon this a very heroical or high achievement; the most " plebeian " mind in the land is competent to a plain matter-of-fact inquiry, which should assuredly not have been so long delayed had not the obnoxious critiques appeared too insignificant, separately considered, to merit no-tice. But from the system of reiterated critical preaching, which has become fashionable in all the recent publications about Burns--from all the slang which has been employed by the busybodies of the day remaining uncontradicted and unexposed, we are afraid that future biographers might be misled by longer silence, and adopt declamatory ravings as genuine admitted facts. The most celebrated literary journal of which Britain can boast, and of which, as Scotchmen, we are proud, began the cry; all the would-be moralists in newspapers, magazines, and reviews have taken it up, and have repeated unauthenticated stories as grave truths; at length these have found a resting-place in large and lasting volumes. It is time, however, that the torrent of prejudice should be stemmed; and that while it is yet in the power of living men who knew Robert Burns, and can give testimony as to the real qualities of his character and conduct, they should come forth to settle the value of anonymous statements, to tell the truth, and to vindicate his memory from...
Title:Early Critical Reviews On Robert BurnsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217778666

ISBN - 13:9780217778664