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Elegant Extracts from the Most Celebrated Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback) Loot Price: R608
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Elegant Extracts from the Most Celebrated Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback): Tim O'Sullivan

Elegant Extracts from the Most Celebrated Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (Paperback)

Tim O'Sullivan

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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.1841 Excerpt: ... HARRIS, born at Salisbury in 1709, died in 1780. Harris was educated at Salisbury grammar school, and Oxford. He sat in parliament for Christ Church, Hampshire, and was appointed commissioner of the admiralty, but afterwards was removed to the treasury board. In 1774 Harris was made secretary and controller to the queen. He wrote three treatises concerning Art; Music, Painting and Poetry; and Happiness;--Hermes, or a Philosophical Enquiry concerning Universal Grammar; Philosophical Arrangements, and Philological Enquiries. The celebrated bishop Lowth calls Hermes the most beautiful and perfect example of analysis that has been exhibited since the days of Aristotle. DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON, born at Lichfield in 1709, died in 1784. Tell, for you can, by what unerring art You wake to liner feelings every heart; In each bright page some truth important give, And bid to future times thy Rambler live. Mur.pnx. Dr. Samuel Johnson, who has been styled the brightest ornament of the 181h century, was obliged to leave Oxford before he had completed the. usual studies, from the scantiness of his finances. Having married in 1735 a widow of Birmingham who possessed 800 pounds, he was enabled to open an academy. This plan failed for want of encouragement: he obtained onl; three scholars, one of whom was the celebrated David Garrick. In 1737 he settled in London, where, for several years, he derived his principal employment and support by writing for the Gentleman's Magazine. In 1744, appeared his 'Life of Savage.' The narrative is remarkably smooth and well disposed, the observations are jusl, and the reflections disclose the inmost recesses of the human heart.--'The Rambler' came out in 1750. In this work, Johnson is the great moral teacher of his countrymen: his essays form ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Tim O'Sullivan
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83689-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-83689-4
Barcode: 9781235836893

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