The Modern Athens by Robert Mudie

The Modern Athens

byRobert Mudie

Kobo ebook | February 29, 2016

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THE renown of the Scottish Metropolis,—that city of wonders and of wisdom, of palaces and of philosophy, of learned men and of lovely women, had sounded so long and so loudly in their ears, that toward the close of summer 1822, the Author of these pages and the Sovereign of these realms, were induced to pay it a visit, each in that state and with that pomp and circumstance which was becoming his station in the world. The one, in that unmarked guise which is fitting for one who lives more for the glory of others than of himself, and who sets more value upon the single sentence which preserves his memory when he is no more, than upon all that he can possess or enjoy in this world. The other, in that glow and grandeur, which gains in intensity what it stands some chance of losing in duration,—which is the grand idol of its day; and which, when that day has closed, is gathered to the sepulchre of its fathers, to make room for another—and the same.

Title:The Modern AthensFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 29, 2016Publisher:Robert MudieLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8892560239

ISBN - 13:9788892560239

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