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The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1831
Language: English
Wordcount: 151,586 / 446 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 1,188
Added to site: 2009.02.07
mnybks.net#: 23366
Genre: Periodical
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nce in 1829-30," to be the most unjustifiable imposition on the good nature of the reading community that ever was practised. Its matter is nothing more nor less than Miladi herself; and is she a novelty? Something less than half a century ago, her Ladyship undoubtedly was a novelty, and one too of an extraordinary kind. As to the "merit of its execution," it is quite sufficient to know that it is the work of Lady Morgan, to form an idea of that requisite for its "justification." Out of thine own mouth have we condemned thee. The fact is, that "France in 1829-30," is almost, the counterpart of "France in 1816," and the same remarks may be made concerning it which we have already applied to the latter. All the information we could discover we had obtained from it on finishing its perusal, was that its author had improved in neither wisdom, knowledge, nor modesty, since her first visit to the land after which both of these productions have been christened. France! and what right have they to that name? Would it

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