- 454 pages
- Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Vol. 1
- John Sanderson
- 12 June 2018 John Sanderson
Excerpt From Biography Of The Signers To The Declaration Of Independence, Vol 1That Subject Then Is The Delineation Of Human Character Not So Much By A Minute And Metaphysical Investigation Of Its Qualities, As By A Description Of The Incidents Which De Velop And Display It Its Study, In This Manner, Has At All Times Been The Most Favourite Pursuit Of Those Who Find Plea Sure In Literature, And It Has Conferred The Highest Crown On The Authors Who Have Been Most Successful In Attempting It It Is The Foundation Of All Romantic Fiction, Of Dramatic Com Position, And Of The Highest E Orts Of Poetic Genius In Each Of These, The Lively, Vivid, And Powerful Delineation Of Indi Vidual Actions, And Through Them Of Individual Character, Constitutes The Principal Charm It Is This Talent Which Has Placed Homer Above All Other Writers, Since He Has Been Able To Give Entire Reality To Actions, Many Of Which Are Most Probably Solely The Fruits Of His Own Imagination And Inven Tion, Aided By A Long And Careful Observation Of The World Around Him.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.