New Monthly Magazine (volume 10)

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byThomas Campbell

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Excerpt: ... ter's successor, M. de Peronneyt. On this occasion the Duke of Orleans, with a promptness at once liberal and princely, placed himself before this first attempt at persecution, and appointed the poet his librarian; a situation not subject to the shiftings of ministerial, or even monarchical caprice. M. Delavigne's four theatrical pieces have appeared during the space of so many years. The most popular of the three which have, up to this moment, passed the ordeal of criticism is "Les Vepres Siciliennes." It has been, by the legalised and inscrutable despotism of the censorship, lately prohibited from representation. The "Messeniennes" to the number of eight, with some smaller pieces, have appeared at intervals. Of the last three of these a notice was given, soon after their appearance, in a former number of this work *; and it may therefore be unnecessary to swell out this rather desultory article by any comment upon them or their fellows. Another series is, it is said, receiving the last preparatory touches for publication from the author's elegant pen; and if an ardent wish might be expressed in homely phrase, 1 would utter a hope that the pen may not be nibbed too finely, but that the author may give, as he did in "Parthenope et l'Etrangere," an intrepid and vigorous specimen of genius, wielding the only weapon, now that swords are sheathed, which may be used by hands devoted to the cause of freedom. 1 had nearly omitted to mention that, at the last vacancy in the Academy, Casimir Delavigne was put in nomination; but rejected to make way for the Abbe Freyssinous! It is fitting that a politico-religious candidate should meet with preference before a poet, in an institution formed by a Cardinal Richelieu, and in which Moliere never found a seat. This recollection may console Delavig...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Excerpt: ... ter's successor, M. de Peronneyt. On this occasion the Duke of Orleans, with a promptness at once liberal and princely, placed himself before this first a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217883230

ISBN - 13:9780217883238

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