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Immortal Memories

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,305 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 356
Added to site: 2007.06.20
mnybks.net#: 17375
Genre: Essays

The following addresses were delivered at the request of various literary societies and commemorative committees. They amused me to write, and they apparently interested the audiences for which they were primarily intended. Perhaps they do not bear an appearance in print. But they are not for my brother-journalists to read nor for the judicious men of letters. I prefer to think that they are intended solely for those whom Hazlitt styled ''sensible people.'' Hazlitt said that ''the most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world.'' I am hoping that these will buy my book and that some of them will like it.

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untains of Rasselas."

Equally in evidence are those wonderful Lives of The Poets which Johnson did not complete until he was seventy-two years of age, literary efforts which have always seemed to me to be an encouraging demonstration that we should never allow ourselves to grow old. Many of these 'Lives' are very beautiful. They are all suggestive. Only the other day I read them again in the fine new edition that was prepared by that staunch Johnsonian, Dr. Birkbeck Hill. The greatest English critic of these latter days, Mr. Matthew Arnold, showed his appreciation by making a selection from them for popular use. From age to age every man with the smallest profession of interest in literature will study them. Of how many books can this be said?

Greatest of all was Johnson as a writer in his least premeditated work, his Prayers and Meditations. They take rank in my mind with the very best things of their kind, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, The Confessions of Ro

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