Passages Of A Working Life During Half A Century (volume 3); With A Prelude Of Early Reminiscences

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byCharles Knight

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the Useful Arts, Mr. Wornum for the Fine Arts, and Mr. John Saunders for our National Antiquities. I must mention, however, that the first Book of "Old England" and part of the second, were written by myself. At the period of its publication there was an awakening feeling for the preservation of our historical monuments. The barbarous neglect which had permitted so many druidical remains, such as Abury, to be in great part destroyed; so many traces of the Roman occupation to be buried; and so many of the noble ecclesiastical edifices of the Norman era to be defaced; this ignorant apathy was rapidly giving place to a just reverence for the past Some of the visits which I then made to remarkable places, for the purpose of writing or superintending this pictorial and descriptive work on our antiquities, had been preceded by glimpses of the same nature for other literary objects, and were followed by excursions of a similar character for a work completed in 1849--" The Land we Live in." This was an important preparation for writing the history of England. It was to me a branch of my historical education. As a rapid view of some of the localities connected with great events, and with eminent persons, may have interest for other historical students, I may not improperly devote a future chapter to the recollection of occasional visits, for the gratification of more than a passing curiosity, to sites which call up the associations that belong to the " chronicles of eld." CHAPTER II. N 1847 I commenced editing and publishing, in monthly parts, a work which furnished me with a really delightful occupation for fifty-two weeks. "HalfHours with the Best Authors, Selected and Arranged, with Short Biographical and Critical Notices," has had, and still has, so large a circulati...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the Useful Arts, Mr. Wornum for the Fine Arts, and Mr. John Saunders for our National Antiquities. I must mention, however, that the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217246923

ISBN - 13:9780217246927

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