Personal Recollections of Thomas De Quincey

Personal Recollections of Thomas De Quincey

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Personal Recollections of Thomas De Quincey

Personal Recollections of Thomas De Quincey

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Some explanation of the origin of this little volume may be expected and permitted.

An elegant edition of the Confessions of an English Opium-Eater has lately appeared, to which are appended some interesting notes of conversations with De Quincey from the pen of a Mr.Richard Woodhouse, barrister of the Temple, a young man of literary tastes, who, says Mr.Garnett, "himself wrote nothing for publication, but mingled with the brilliant literary circle which, about the year 1820, gathered round Messrs.Taylor and Hessey, publishers of the London Magazine, in which the Confessions originally appeared. . . ."

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