Life And Letters Of Thomas Campbell (volume 1)

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byWilliam Beattie

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... spirits had improved; and, writing in high glee to Mr. Richardson, then in London, he says:--" Oh, how my heart beat when the rocky towers of our venerable old Castle appeared in view!--when I embraced the Hills--slapped Ninian on the shoulder--flew to Jean W., sweet little blossom of beauty!--then to Isabella H., who received me with more than expected smiles.--Oh, John! when you come back to 'Old Reekie!'.. When we are both married to two angels without wings--you in your gilded gig--I in my schoolmaster's wig!--shall we not be happy?.. My mind is now at ease: Williams has been polite about the ' Queen of the North.'. I can promise to write by the hour.. I am going, in two months, to Llangollen Vale, to muse and meditate with my sweet friends, Helen and Isabella H.... "So you are going to Hamburgh!.. Remember your legacy! May you die soon after its date, that I may have a good apology for writing your Elegy, and enjoying your bequest!! ' T. C. It was very evident that, from his pilgrimage in Germany, "Campbell returned home a warm and consistent patriot. His heart throbbed at the sight of the old Castle;" and as the Queen of the North reappeared all in her romantic beauty, the sentiments of the "Last Minstrel"--for the poem was not yet known--were predominant in his mind:--"Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!' Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned From wandering on a foreign strand!" VOL. I, CHAPTER XV. RETURN TO EDINBURGH. "After his return from the continent, it struck me very sensibly," says Lord Cuninghame, "that Campbell's sentiments on public affairs, and on the order of things in this country, had undergone a certain change. He now...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... spirits had improved; and, writing in high glee to Mr. Richardson, then in London, he says:--" Oh, how my heart beat when the r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217502997

ISBN - 13:9780217502993

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