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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 2:21 am 
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Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 by Isaac D'Israeli (1766 - 1848).

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This is the third and final volume of Isaac D'Israeli's monumental work Curiosities of Literature. It covers a great range of diverse topics, by no means limited to literature only, but also containing numerous essays on history, politics, and customs of English society. Therefore, this book will not only interest students of literature, but any reader should be able to find something matching his or her particular interests. ( Carolin)


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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 2:42 am 
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PROVERBS

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These illustrations indicate one of the sources of proverbs; they have often resulted from the spontaneous emotions or the profound reflections of some extraordinary individual, whose energetic expression was caught by a faithful ear, never to perish!

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The poets have been very busy with proverbs in all the languages of Europe: some appear to have been the favourite lines of some ancient poem: even in more refined times, many of the pointed verses of Boileau and Pope have become proverbial.
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I was gratified to discover, by the present and some other modern instances, that the taste for proverbs was reviving, and that we were returning to those sober times, when the aptitude of a simple proverb would be preferred to the verbosity of politicians, Tories, Whigs, or Radicals!

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There are domestic proverbs which originate in incidents known only to the natives of their province. Italian literature is particularly rich in these stores. The lively proverbial taste of that vivacious people was transferred to their own authors

PREDICTION

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I conjectured that the result would be the same or different. In the essays ‘On the Probable Final Restoration of the Bourbons,’ I feel myself authorised to affirm, by the effect produced on many intelligent men, that were the dates wanting, it might have been suspected that the essays had been written within the last twelve months.”

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In moral predictions on individuals, many have discovered the future character. The revolutionary character of Cardinal de Retz, even in his youth, was detected by the sagacity of Mazarin. He then wrote the history of the conspiracy of Fiesco, with such vehement admiration of his hero, that the Italian politician, after its perusal, predicted that the young author would be one of the most turbulent spirits of the age!

SECRET HISTORY OF CHARLES THE FIRST AND HIS FIRST PARLIAMENTS

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The tailor quoted scripture abundantly, and shook the bench with laughter or with rage by his anathemas, till he was put fast into a messenger’s hands. This was one Ball, renowned 461 through the parish of St. Clement’s; and not only a tailor, but a prophet. Twenty years after, tailors and prophets employed messengers themselves!

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These are instances drawn from the inferior classes of society; but the same spirit actuated the country gentlemen: one instance represents many. George Gatesby, of Northamptonshire, being committed to prison as a loan-recusant, alleged, among other reasons for his non-compliance, that “he considered that this loan might become a precedent; and that every precedent, he was told by the lord president, was a flower of the prerogative.”
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On this, Buckingham swore that Coke intimated that the king, his master, was the prostitute of the state. Coke protested against the misinterpretation. The dream of Nethersole, and the metaphor of Coke, were alike dangerous in parliamentary discussion.

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In a manuscript letter it is said that the House of Commons sat four days without speaking or doing anything. On the first of May, Secretary Cooke delivered a message, asking whether they would rely upon the king’s word? This question was followed by a long silence.

LIFE AND HABITS OF A LITERARY ANTIQUARY.—OLDYS AND HIS MANUSCRIPTS

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The enthusiasm and diligence of Oldys, in undertaking a repetition of his first lost labour, proved to be infinitely greater than the sense of his unrequited labours. Such is the history of the escapes, the changes, and the fate of a volume which forms the groundwork of the most curious information concerning our elder poets, and to which we must still frequently refer.

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In this variety of literary arrangements, which we must consider as single works in a progressive state, or as portions of one great work on our modern literary history, it may, perhaps, be justly suspected that Oldys, in the delight of perpetual acquisition, impeded the happier labour of unity of design and completeness of purpose.

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Post Posted:: July 4th, 2017, 3:18 am 
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this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome :D

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Post Posted:: July 5th, 2017, 10:18 pm 
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Moving us over toreaders wanted :)

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Post Posted:: July 7th, 2017, 1:43 pm 

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Could I please claim sections 16 and 19? Thanks.
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Post Posted:: July 8th, 2017, 11:37 pm 
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Thank you bruce :D

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Post Posted:: July 9th, 2017, 8:09 am 

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Section 16 is ready (duration 9:42).
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/literature3_16_disraeli_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: July 9th, 2017, 8:14 am 
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thank you bruce :)

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Post Posted:: July 9th, 2017, 7:38 pm 

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Section 19 is ready for PL (duration 11:54).
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Post Posted:: July 9th, 2017, 11:32 pm 
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Thank you bruce :)

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Post Posted:: July 10th, 2017, 7:26 am 

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I'd like to claim sections 40, 41, and 42, please. Thanks.
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Post Posted:: July 11th, 2017, 12:47 am 
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thank you bruce :)

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Post Posted:: July 13th, 2017, 7:50 pm 

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Section 40 is ready for PL. (Duration 14:44)
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/literature3_40_disraeli_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: July 14th, 2017, 12:35 am 
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thank you so much, bruce :)

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Post Posted:: July 14th, 2017, 9:45 am 

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May I claim Section 30 to start this project?

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