Quarrels Of Authors Volume 2

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byIsaac Disraeli

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...of whom never appeared in public, but was the great mover behind the curtain. These lively wits, so deeply busied among the obscurest writers of antiquity, so much against their will, making-up a show of learning against the formidable array of Bentley, exhilarated themselves in their dusty labours, by a perpetual stimulus of keen humour, playful wit, and angry invective. No doubt they were often enraged at bearing the yoke about their luxuriant manes, ploughing the darkest and heaviest soil of antiquity. They had been reared, The Christ-church party now formed a literary conspiracy against the great Critic; and as treason is infectious when the faction is strong, they were secretly engaging new associates. Whenever any of the party published anything themselves, they had sworn to have always " a " Insultare solo, et gressus glomerare superbos." Georg. Lib. iii. 117. ' To insult the ground, and proudly pace the plain."--Trapp. Swift, in " The Battle of the Books," who, under his patron, Sir William Temple, was naturally in alliance with " the Bees," with ingenious ambiguity alludes to the glorious manufacture. " Boyle, clad in a suit of armour, which had been given him by all the Gods." Still the truth was only floating in rumours and surmises; and the little Boyle had done was not yet known. Lord Orrery, his son, had a difficulty to overcome to pass lightly over this allusion. The literary honour of the family was at stake, and his filial piety was exemplary to a father, who had unfortunately, in passion, deprived his Lordship of the family-library; a stroke from which his sensibility never recovered, and which his enemies ungenerously pointed against him. Lord Orrery, with all the tenderness of a son, and the caution of a politician, observes...

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...of whom never appeared in public, but was the great mover behind the curtain. These lively wits, so deeply busied among...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021723626X

ISBN - 13:9780217236263

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