Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men (Classic Reprint)

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After my reading the Persian Tales (and I had been reading Dryden's Fables just before them) I had some thoughts of writ ing a Persian Fable; in which I should have given full loose to description and imagination. It would have been a very wild thing, if I had executed it, but might not have been entertaining - The same.

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A collection of anecdotes, mostly collected from Spence's conversations with Pope, but including snippets from many others as well. Most deal with literature, writing, and impressions of ... Read full review

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