The Works Of The Right Honourable John Hookham Frere In Verse And Prose (volume 2)

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byJohn Hookham Frere

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... the new cabinet, and rubbing his hands at the end, with an evident sense of relief, said, 'Well, thank God, we have at last got a ministry without one of those confounded men of genius in it!'" Some years after Canning's death, Mr. Frerewas consulted with regard to the inscription to be placed on his monument in Westminster Abbey. The following is his letter in reply to Mr. Backhouse who had sent him the suggested inscriptions with a request that if he did not feel quite satisfied with any of them, he would send one of his own:--"my Dear Mr. Backhouse, "I WAS much gratified with your kind recollection of me, upon such an occasion as that which gives rise to the letter I have received from you. On reading the inscriptions which have been proposed, particularly the one marked A, it seemed to me perfect in its kind. There is nothing to which a friend of Mr. Canning could object, nothing which he could complain of as deficient or inadequate, nothing that could give offence to either of our political parties. Notwithstanding all this, I experienced a feeling like your own; I was not satisfied. But why? There was nothing which I could have wished altered, nothing which I could have inserted, nothing to be expunged. I confess that I felt bewildered in endeavouring to account for my own sensation of disappointment. But perhaps, though perfect in its kind, this inscription is not of a kind suited to the subject. This I take to be the case,--and the true solution of your feelings, and my own. "A character like that of Mr. Canning is not a theme for prose. "When Nature produces any thing perfect, or nearly approaching to the highest perfection, it becomes a model for the highest branches of art. In painting or sculpture, a perfect form affords a model for the ideal;...

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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. 1874. Excerpt: ... the new cabinet, and rubbing his hands at the end, with an evident sense of relief, said, 'Well, thank God, we have at last go...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217617050

ISBN - 13:9780217617055

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