Letters of Anna Seward (Volume 3) ; Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807

Letters of Anna Seward (Volume 3) ; Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807 (Paperback)

By Archibald Constable 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151206830
EAN: 9781151206831
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 196
Publish Date: 2009-12-27
Binding: Paperback
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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.1811 Excerpt: ... LETTER LXX. Walter Scott, Esq. Lichfield, Nov. 5, 1807. You observe that Southey has not been attentive to his interest--I conclude you mean, by not having sold his copy-right. If he had done so, the loss on its torpid circulation had probably been the purchasing bookseller's. Still the reviews are the sources of the mischief. Justly does he observe, that though malice and envy, through the breath of a reviewer, have not ultimately the power to blast one laurel-leaf, yet may they mildew a whole field of corn. Perhaps he did offer his copy-right to sale. Alas for the depraved spirit of the times, in which pacific principles are deemed guilt, when nearly all the reviews are so unjustly partial to the powers that be, as to pronounce upon the work before them, not according to its merits but the party of its author What bookseller would venture to give a fair price for an eminent composition, known to have proceeded from a declared and uniform foe to the operative politics of the last fifteen years? The less would he venture to do it, from being aware, as every person must be, that those ruinous politics have been more and more rooted in the hearts of the people of England in general, by every one of those resulting mischiefs, which we might naturally expect would have torn them up, and scattered them, like chaff before the rising storm. Only a few extracts from the silly-titled poem, Epics of the Ton, have met my eye in one of the reviews, which I accidentally took up. I thought them that species of satire which shews its teeth without being able to bite; but the public will, through its odious lust of personal defamation, fancy it bites, and that is enough to give the trash general reading and present eclat. I have no desire to chew any more of its thistles...
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Title: Letters of Anna Seward (Volume 3) ; Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807
Publisher: General Books
Author: Archibald Constable
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151206830
EAN: 9781151206831
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 196
Publish Date: 2009-12-27
Binding: Paperback

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