Carlye's Essay on Burns (Paperback)

By Thomas Carlyle 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151665401
EAN: 9781151665409
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 96
Publish Date: 2009-12-26
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. 1898. Excerpt: ... In the modern arrangements of society, it is no uncommon thing that a man of genius must, like Butler, 'ask for bread and receive a stone;' for, in spite of our grand maxim of supply and demand, it is by no means the highest excellence that men are most 5 forward to recognize. The inventor of a spinningjenny is pretty sure of his reward in his own day; but the writer of a true poem, like the apostle of a true religion, is nearly as sure of the contrary. We do not know whether it is not an aggravation of the injus-10 tice, that there is generally a posthumous retribution. Robert Burns, in the course of Nature, might yet have been living; but his short life was spent in toil and penury; and he died, in the prime of his manhood, miserable and neglected: and yet already a brave 15 mausoleum shines over his dust, and more than one splendid monument has been reared in other places to his fame; the street where he languished in poverty is called by his name; the highest personages in our 1 Edinburgh Review, No. 96.--The Life of Robert Burns. By J. G. Lockhart, LL.B. Edinburgh, 1828. I literature have been proud to appear as his commentators and admirers; and here is the sixth narrative of his Life that has been given to the world Mr. Lockhart thinks it necessary to apologize for 5 this new attempt on such a subject: but his readers, we believe, will readily acquit him; or, at worst, will censure only the performance of his task, not the choice of it. The character of Burns, indeed, is a theme that cannot easily become either trite or ex 10 hausted; and will probably gain rather than lose in its dimensions by the distance to which it is removed by Time. No man, it has been said, is a hero to his valet; and this is probably true; but the fault is at least as like...
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Title: Carlye's Essay on Burns
Publisher: General Books
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151665401
EAN: 9781151665409
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 96
Publish Date: 2009-12-26
Binding: Paperback

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