My Study Windows

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJames Russell Lowell

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... No better inscription can be written on the first page of his works than that which he places over the gate in his "Assembly of Fowls," and which contrasts so sweetly with the stern lines of Dante from which they were imitated:--"Through me men go into the blissful place Of the heart's heal and deadly woundes' cure; Through me men go unto the well of Grace, Where green and lusty May doth ever endure, This is the way to all good aventure; Be glad, thou Reader, and thy sorrow offcast, All open am I, pass in, and speed thee fast!" DR YDEN Benvenuto Cellini tells us that when, in his boyhood, he saw a salamander come out of the fire, his grandfather forthwith gave him a sound beating, that he might the better remember so unique a prodigy. Though perhaps in this case the rod had another application than the autobiographer chooses to disclose, and was intended to fix in the pupil's mind a lesson of veracity rather than of science, the testimony to its mnemonic virtue remains. Nay, so universally was it once believed that the senses, and through them the faculties of observation and retention, were quickened by an irritation of the cuticle, that in France it was customary to whip the children annually at the boundaries of the parish, lest the true place of them The Dramatick Works of John Drydbn, Esq. In six volumes. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, in the Strand. MDCCXXXV. 18mo. The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, now first collected. With Notes and Illustrations. An account of the Life and Writings of the Author, grounded on Original and Authentick Documents; and a Collection of his Letters, the greatest Part of which has never before been published. By Edmund M Alone, Esq. London: T. Cadell and W. Da vies, in the Strand. 4 vols. 8vo. Th...

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... No better inscription can be written on the first page of his works than that which he places over the gate in his "Assembly of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217258972

ISBN - 13:9780217258975

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