Lord Beaconsfield and Other Tory Memories by Thomas Edward Kebbel

Lord Beaconsfield and Other Tory Memories

byThomas Edward Kebbel

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. TORY BOHEMIA. Journalism in the Mid-Century--War between Tory and Liberal Journalists--James Hannay and G. A. Sala--The Idler--The Retort upon "S. and B."--The Company at the "Cock" and the "Cheese"--Edgar and his Love of Genealogy--Evans's--The Last Stage in Hannay's Career--Mortimer Collins--His Eccentricities--His Love of Nature--Charming a Thrush--Edward Whitty--A Bohemian who was found Reading the Commination Service--Antinomies of Character--Johnny Baker. It is a wide leap from the green fields and quiet villages of rural England to the murky atmosphere, incessant din, and intellectual activity of Fleet Street and the Strand. I have explained in the first chapter how I came to enter upon the career of journalism. I may now give some account of the companions to whom it introduced me. When I first settled down in London and began to write regularly, there were two elements just beginning to mingle in the journalistic world. Journalism had not yet come to be regarded as exactly the career for a gentleman. At all events, it was not one to which in my time members of either Oxford or Cambridge University looked forward, as they looked forward to what were then known as "the liberal professions." But with the beginning of the second half of the last century a change began gradually to show itself. There had always been a certain number of highly educated gentlemen in the higher departments of the London Press, but they might have been counted on one's fingers. Between 1850 and 1860 they had rapidly increased, and a slight feeling of jealousy had sprung up between the old rank-and-file of journalism and the newcomers from the Universities, who were supposed to give themselves airs, as well as to be gradually usurping the places so long held by...

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Title:Lord Beaconsfield and Other Tory MemoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217861083

ISBN - 13:9780217861083

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