The Solace Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Incidental Thereto; Gathered From the by Alexander IrelandThe Solace Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Incidental Thereto; Gathered From the by Alexander Ireland

The Solace Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Incidental…

byAlexander Ireland

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Excerpt from The Solace Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Incidental Thereto; Gathered From the Best Writers of Every Age

Emerson, Lowell and Holmes, Ruskin, Frederic Harrison, or John Morley. Let him be careful to observe how these writers have maintained the purity, strength, ?exibility, and comprehensiveness of our language - in some instances reaching a splendour and vividness not previously attained in English literature. Nor should he fail to note the various peculiarities and diversities of style - each attained and perfected by subtle processes of choice and selec tion - the finest outcome of a cultivated intellect. The study of style alone, afforded by these extracts, will be found not unprofitable.

I have been disappointed in not finding in the works of certain notable authors whom it was my wish to quote, any thoughts exactly suitable to my purpose. Where I had expected to give a few pages from some well-known writer, I have only been able to meet with a sentence or two worth adding to my store. This will explain the apparent disproportion in the space allotted to different authors. It may here be said that, with one or two exceptions, my material has been gathered from the original sources - the works them selves of the authors quoted - so that the accuracy of the text may be trusted.

One of the purposes of this volume is to meet certain needs and moods of thoughtful minds, which seek in books, not amusement or mere passive enjoyment.

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Title:The Solace Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Incidental…Format:PaperbackDimensions:534 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.08 inPublished:January 4, 2019Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331009871

ISBN - 13:9781331009870

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