History Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century Volume 5

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJean Henri Merle D'aubigné

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...but there was something about it which corresponded to a certain expansive, dainty, luxuriousness in the nature of the arranger; and even people who write these little manuals on ' Art in the House,' which make some of us feel such terrible Philistines, are unanimous in insisting on the necessity of this very correspondence between man and his dwelling-place. The cell, thus transformed into a bower, was a surprise and delight to troops of friends, for the prisoner was not debarred from other society than his books and flowers. He had much of the companionship of his wife and children; and, besides his old friends, he was visited by new ones drawn to him by political or literary sympathies. Among his many prison guests were Brougham, Byron, Hazlitt, Charles and Mary Lamb, Mr and Mrs Cowden Clarke; and here, too, he made the supreme but too brief friendship of his life, for one of his visitors was Percy Bysshe Shelley. This beloved name was now added to a list of literary intimates of whom any man might well be proud--a list which, in addition to the names just mentioned already, included those of Thomas Campbell, James and Horace Smith, Theodore Hook, and others, and in which the still more memorable names of Keats and Coleridge were soon to be enrolled. Indeed, even these early years of Leigh Hunt's career were so rich in all the interest that attaches to poetry, art, literary converse, and all such gracious sweeteners and adorners of life that we are almost tempted to resent the rough intrusion of these turbulent political polemics which seem to be, and, in a measure really were, alien elements. And yet, if one considers it again, it is impossible to wish that Hunt's life had been other than what it was. The friends who have spoken in...

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...but there was something about it which corresponded to a certain expansive, dainty, luxuriousness in the nature...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217960456

ISBN - 13:9780217960458

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