Essays in History and Art

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byRobert Hogarth Patterson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "CHRISTOPHER NORTH" IN MEMORIAM May 1854. The country has lost another of its great literary celebrities. Having all but completed his threescore years and ten, the poet of the " Isle of Palms "--the author of the inextinguishable laughter of the "Noctes"--the brilliant and high-toned lecturer on man's Moral Being, has been gathered to his fathers. He was the last of the galaxy of poets which the past generation produced ; and, as such, his death marks an era. Byron, Southey, Moore, Wordsworth, Campbell, Coleridge, Scott, and now Wilson, are all gone : and we are fairly entered on a new era, and a new school of poetry, which, though exhibiting abundant beauty of its own, is not likely to rival, either in popularity or in enduring fame, that of the generation now closed. On a level with none of the illustrious authors mentioned above would we place Wilson as a poet, but as a man he was greater than any of them : and we feel, while paying this just but feeble tribute to his memory, that it is no vain phrase to say that, " take him all in all, we ne'er shall look upon his like again." It was a curious position, and one in many respects without ¡i parallel, which Wilson occupied in the public eye. It was not merely as an author, but far more as a man, that he was remarkable. He had become almost personally familiar--to an extent which few authors ever attain, even although their works should have attracted a higher degree of celebrity than any one of his; and this personal celebrity was magnified, though in some measure also distorted, by the way in which the actual man was associated in the mind of the public with all the sayings and doings of that most successful of mythical personages--" Christopher North." We need not dwell upon the story of his life; altho...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "CHRISTOPHER NORTH" IN MEMORIAM May 1854. The country has lost another of its great literary celebrities. Having all but completed hi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217210910

ISBN - 13:9780217210911

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