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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

VOL XVII, NO. 470. SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1831

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1821
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,734 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 428
Added to site: 2004.11.14
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kind of skeleton, and when you have pleased yourself with the line of narrative, you may then leisurely clothe it with flesh and blood." Some years afterwards, I reminded him of this advice. "Did you follow it?" he inquired. "I tried," I said; "but I had not gone far on the road till some confounded Will-o-wisp came in and dazzled my sight, so that I deviated from the path, and never found it again."--"It is the same way with myself," said he, smiling; "I form my plan, and then I deviate."--"Ay, ay," I replied, "I understand--we both deviate--- but you deviate into excellence, and I into absurdity."

I have seen many distinguished poets, Burns, Byron, Southey, Wordsworth, Campbell, Rogers, Wilson, Crabbe, and Coleridge; but, with the exception of Burns, Scott, for personal vigour, surpasses them all. Burns was, indeed, a powerful man, and Wilson is celebrated for feats of strength and agility; I think, however, the stalworth frame, the long nervous arms, and well-knit joints of Scott, are worthy of the best

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