The Heroine: Or, Adventures of a Fair Romance Reader

The Heroine: Or, Adventures of a Fair Romance Reader

by Eaton Stannard Barrett
     
 

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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can

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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge.
Publication date: 1813;
Subjects: Fiction / Romance / General; History / General;

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940026572762
Publisher:
H. Colburn
Publication date:
08/29/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

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THE HEROINE TO THE READER. 4 Attend, gentle and intelligent reader; for I am not the fictitious personage whose memoirs you will peruse in " The Heroine;" but I am a corporeal being, and an inhabitant of another world. Know, that the moment a mortal manuscript is written in a legible hand, and the word End or Finis annexed thereto, whatever characters happen to be sketched in it (whether imaginary, biographical, or historical), acquire the quality of creating and effusing a sentient soul . or spirit, which ' instantly takes flight, and ascends through the regions of air, till it arrives at the Moon ; where it is then embodied,, and becomes a living creature: the precise counterpart, in mind and person, of its literary prototype. Know farther, that all the towns, vil. lages, rivers, hills, and vallies of the moon, owe their origin, in a similar manner, to the descriptions which writers give of those on earth; and that all the lunar trades and manufactures, fleets and coins, stays for men, and boots for ladies, receive form and substance here, from terrestrial books on war and commerce, pamphlets on bullion, and fashionable magazines. Works consisting of abstract argument, ethics, metaphysics, polemics,

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