Familiar Studies of Men and Books

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

Familiar Studies of Men and Books

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These studies are collected from the monthly press. One appeared in the New Quarterly, one in Macmillan's, and the rest in the Cornhill Magazine. To the Cornhill I owe a double debt of thanks; first, that I was received there in the very best society, and under the eye of the very best of editors; and second, that the proprietors have allowed me to republish so considerable an amount of copy.

These nine worthies have been brought together from many different ages and countries. Not the most erudite of men could be perfectly prepared to deal with so many and such various sides of human life and manners. To pass a true judgment upon Knox and Burns implies a grasp upon the very deepest strain of thought in Scotland, -- a country far more essentially different from England than many parts of America; for, in a sense, the first of these men recreated Scotland, and the second is its most essentially . . .

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