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Calamities and Quarrels of Authors

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Author: Isaac Disraeli
Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 239,354 / 721 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.8
LoC Categories: PN, AZ
Downloads: 654
Added to site: 2009.12.24
mnybks.net#: 26102
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

An account of authors' struggles, difficulties and poverty as a class, teaching of their failings and holding up the mirror for those who may benefit by a view of the difficulties which beset authors.

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between authors; he confounded the mercenary with the men of talent and character; and with this contracted view of the political influence of genius, he must have viewed with awe, perhaps with surprise, its mighty labour in the volumes of Burke.

But these "Authors by Profession" sometimes found a retribution of their crimes even from their masters. When the ardent patron was changed into a cold minister, their pen seemed wonderfully to have lost its point, and the feather could not any more tickle. They were flung off, as Shakspeare's striking imagery expresses it, like

An unregarded bulrush on the stream, To rot itself with motion.

Look on the fate and fortune of AMHURST. The life of this "Author by Profession" points a moral. He flourished about the year 1730. He passed through a youth of iniquity, and was expelled from his college for his irregularities: he had exhibited no marks of regeneration when he assailed the university with the periodical paper of the Terrę Filius

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