The Social Life of Scotland: In the Eighteenth Century (Classic Reprint)

The Social Life of Scotland: In the Eighteenth Century (Classic Reprint)

by Henry Grey Graham
     
 

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The issue of a new edition of this work affords the opportunity for making some slight alterations, chiefly in the correction of a few almost inevitable slips of the pen, the eye, or the memory, - two or three of which have not escaped the notice of friendly critics and of critical friends. It

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Excerpt from The Social Life of Scotland: In the Eighteenth Century

The issue of a new edition of this work affords the opportunity for making some slight alterations, chiefly in the correction of a few almost inevitable slips of the pen, the eye, or the memory, - two or three of which have not escaped the notice of friendly critics and of critical friends. It is necessary to respect and to possess those qualities of a literary and historical conscience, which the choleric Sir Arthur Wardour dreaded and despised in his friend, the laird of Monkbarns, as "a pettifogging intimacy with dates, names, and trifling matters of fact, and a tiresome and frivolous accuracy of memory." Occasional repetitions of facts in the course of this book are due to the desire to make each chapter describing special phases of social life as complete in itself as possible. Some reviewers have observed and regretted the omission of an account of the intellectual development of the country during the period. This want we may yet supply in a separate volume, treating of the literature and men of letters of Scotland in the eighteenth century.

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ISBN-13:
9781331464341
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/15/2015
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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