Random Shots And Southern Breezes; Containing Critical Remarks On The Southern States And Southern…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byLouis Fitzgerald Tasistro

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...carries out what Lady Morgan says of them in one of her novels--that the Irish heart, when tried, shines with redeeming brightness. I come now to speak of the literary class--an order of savans sui generis, and altogether peculiar to Charleston--differing from every learned body since the days of Noah, though possibly not without some antediluvian prototype. Their pretensions to the distinction that they claim are not so much founded on positive acquirements, as upon a certain tact in looking wise. They are, for the most part, people with but one idea, and that, somehow or other, always happens to relate to themselves. Thus, every topic they introduce has a direct personal application. There is A., who is perpetually boasting of his skill in fattening ducks or curing hams. B. thinks of nothing but his superlative dignity as a man of science; while Mrs. B.'s all-absorbing subject is, that matrimony and happiness are not precisely synonymous. C. has an idea that no man but himself ever had any true conception of the combination of harmonic sounds; and Dr. D.'s idea is, that Mrs. D. is the wife of a wonderfully clever man. Lawyer E. has, to be sure, no very clear notion of what his greatness consists in; but is pretty well persuaded that there is nobody that comes up to him in giving lectures. There is the great literary Anthropophagos F., who looks upon himself as the only legitimate essayist of this or any other age, and that he is, withal, a very ill-used man. But why dwell longer upon distinguished individuals in this shining catalogue? suffice it to say, that no city but Charleston could ever boast of such a galaxy of " bright particular stars." The members of this fraternity are always to be found at places of genteel public resort,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...carries out what Lady Morgan says of them in one of her novels--that the Irish heart, when tried, shines with r...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217977618

ISBN - 13:9780217977616

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