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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,274 / 289 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 28.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 506
Added to site: 2008.04.28
mnybks.net#: 20701
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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he was destined to become perhaps the most distinguished writer of his country--but let us not anticipate. One production, connected with the Lyceum, is, however, too important (not perhaps in itself, so much as in the circumstances accompanying it) to be passed over in a biography of our poet. This is a didactic poem entitled "Infidelity," which Púshkin composed and read at the public examination at the Lyceum, at the solemn Act, (a ceremony resembling that which bears the same name at Oxford and Cambridge, and which takes place at the conferring of the academical degree.) It was on this occasion that Púshkin was publicly saluted Poet, in the presence of the Emperor, by the aged Derjávin--the greatest Russian poet then living, and whose glory was so soon to be eclipsed by the young student whom he prophetically applauded. It is impossible not to be affected by the sight of the sunset of that genius whose brightest splendour is worthily reflected in the sublime ode, "God

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