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Miscellaneous Essays

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Language: English
Wordcount: 70,345 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 795
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7988
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

On the knocking at the gate, in Macbeth -- Murder, considered as one of the fine arts -- Second paper on murder -- Joan of Arc -- The English mail-coach -- The vision of sudden death -- Dinner, real and reputed.

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to me, therefore, in particular, has deepened the arduousness of my task. Like Ęschylus or Milton in poetry, like Michael Angelo in painting, he has carried his art to a point of colossal sublimity; and, as Mr. Wordsworth observes, has in a manner "created the taste by which he is to be enjoyed." To sketch the history of the art, and to examine its principles critically, now remains as a duty for the connoisseur, and for judges of quite another stamp from his Majesty's Judges of Assize.

Before I begin, let me say a word or two to certain prigs, who affect to speak of our society as if it were in some degree immoral in its tendency. Immoral! God bless my soul, gentlemen, what is it that people mean? I am for morality, and always shall be, and for virtue and all that; and I do affirm, and always shall, (let what will come of it,) that murder is an improper line of conduct, highly improper; and I do not stick to assert, that any man who deals in murder, must have very incorrect ways of thinking, and truly in

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