Excerpt from The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal, Vol 76 For October, 1842 to January, 1843We cannot speak so favourably of the disquisitions on political events, and characters, which abound throughout his work With all our respect for his merits as a historian, we are bound to declare our honest opinion, that the attempts displayed in them at impassioned and declamatory eloquence, are generally very far below mediocrity We have already noticed some of the blun ders into which he has been betrayed in the course of his ordi nary narrative Few writers soar easily or securely than they walk and Mr Alison s oratorical digressions abound in examples of pointless anti climax, of quaint and ungrammatical inversion, of the carefully balanced antithesis of synonymous ideas, of periods rounded with sonorous pomp, yet constructed with slovenly obscurity But we are in haste to dismiss this ungracious part of our task, and we shall therefore content our selves with pointing out a few individual blemishes, the removal of which we are particularly anxious to effect.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Free Download [ The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal, Vol. 76: For October, 1842 to January, 1843 (Classic Reprint) ] Author [ Unknown ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
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