The Life And Letters Of Hugh Miller (volume 1)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byPeter Bayne

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. LETTERS TO MISS DUNBAR OF BOATH--MR J. R. ROBERTSON S RECOLLECTIONS OF MILLER. EXCEPT Miss Fraser, Miller's most favoured correspondent at this time was Miss Dunbar of Boath. She read and admired his poems soon after their appearance, and his correspondence with her began some two years before he saw Miss Fraser. He refers to her in terms of admiring affection in the Schools and Schoolmasters, and the letters which passed between them prove that the feeling on both sides was one of ardent esteem and tender enthusiasm. She was about twenty years his senior, and her tone in speaking of his plans and prospects is that of motherly solicitude, almost of motherly pride. The tender strength of the affection with which, unconsciously and without effort, he inspired her, is remarkable. The fascination of his gentleness and sincerity, and of the gleams of beauty in which his genius revealed itself when he spoke, is nowhere more strikingly evinced than in the spell which he cast over this noble woman. He visited her twice in Forres, and she spent three weeks in Cromarty, principally in order to enjoy his society. These and other circumstances of their intercourse are alluded to in the correspondence. Along with the letters of Miller to LETTERS TO MISS DUNBAR. 315 Miss Dunbar are given one or two passages from hers to him. 'Cromarty, November, 1829. 'I have perused two of the works you have so obligingly sent me--the volume of poems and the "Wolf of Badenoch." Both have afforded me much pleasure, and added, I trust, to the stock of my ideas. 'It has been remarked, and I believe with justice, that while the historian immortalizes other men the poet immortalizes only himself. A reason may be assigned for this. We deem the historian merely a medium through w...

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. LETTERS TO MISS DUNBAR OF BOATH--MR J. R. ROBERTSON S RECOLLECTIONS OF MILLER. EXCEPT Miss Fraser, Miller's most f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217592953

ISBN - 13:9780217592956

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