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Whims and Oddities: In Prose and Verse (Classic Reprint)
     

Whims and Oddities: In Prose and Verse (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Hood
 

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It happens to most persons, in occasional lively moments, to have their little chirping fancies and brain crotchets, that skip out of the ordinary meadow-land of the mind. The Author has caught his, and clapped them up in paper and print, like grasshoppers in a cage. The judicious reader will look upon the tri&

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Excerpt from Whims and Oddities: In Prose and Verse

It happens to most persons, in occasional lively moments, to have their little chirping fancies and brain crotchets, that skip out of the ordinary meadow-land of the mind. The Author has caught his, and clapped them up in paper and print, like grasshoppers in a cage. The judicious reader will look upon the trifling creatures accordingly, and not expect from them the flights of poetical winged horses.

At a future time, the Press may be troubled with some things of a more serious tone and purpose, - which the Author has re solved upon publishing, in despite of the advice of certain critical friends. His] forte, they are pleased to say, is decidedly humor ous; but a gentleman cannot always be breathing his comic vein.

It will be seen, from the illustrations of the present work, that the Inventor is no artist -ln fact, he was never meant to draw - any more than the tape-tied curtains mentioned by Mr. Pope. Those who look at his designs, with Ovid's Love of Art, will there fore be disappointed - his sketches are as rude and artless to other sketches, as Ingram's rustic manufacture to the polished chair. The designer is quite aware of their defects; but when Raphael has bestowed seven odd legs upon four Apostles, and Fuseli has stuck in a great goggle head without an owner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780259061397
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
03/30/2017
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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