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Sketches, Criticisms, etc

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: Sketches, Criticisms, etc  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: MY companion enjoyed a cheap reputation for wit and insight. He was by habit and reputes a satirist. If he did occasionally condemn anything or anybody who richly deserved it and whose dements had hitherto escaped, it was simply because he condemned everything and everybody. While I was with him he disposed of St. Paul with an epigram, shook my reverence for Shakespeare in a neat antithesis, and fell foul of the Almighty himself, on the score of one or two out of the ten commandments. Nothing escaped his blighting censure. At every sentence he overthrew an idol, or lowered my estimation of a friend. I saw everything with new eyes, and could only marvel at my former blindness. How was it possible that 1 had not before observed A's false hair, B's selfishness, or C's boorish manners? I and my companion, me thought, walked the streets like a couple of gods among a swarm of vermin; for every one we saw seemed to bear openly upon his brow the mark of the apocalyptic...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: CRITICISMS -- PAGE -- I LORD LYTTON'S FABLES IN SONG -- 19? -- II SALVINI'S -- MACBETH -- 205 -- III BAGSTER'S -- -- PILGRIM'S PROGRESS 212 -- AN APPEAL TO THE CLERGY OF THE CHURCH -- OF SCOTLAND -- WITH A NOTE FOR THE LAITY 229 -- LITERARY PAPERS -- I ON SOME TECHNICAL ELEMENTS OF STYLE IN LITERATURE 243 -- (First published in -- The Contemporary Review, -- April, 1885) -- II A NOTE ON REALISM 266 -- (First published in -- The Magazine of Art, 1883) -- HI THE MORALITY OF THE PROFESSION OF LETTERS, 274 -- (First published in -- The Fortnightly Review, -- April, 1 88 1) -- IV THE DAY AFTER TO-MORROW ' -- 288 -- (First published in -- The Contemporary Review, -- April, 1887) -- V BOOKS WHICH HAVE INFLUENCED ME 3O2 -- (First published in -- The British Weekly, -- May 1 3, 1887) -- THE GREAT NORTH ROAD 315 -- THE YOUNG CHEVALIER 375 -- HEATHERCAT, , 309 -- ESSAYS AND FRAGMENTS WRITTEN AT VAILIMA -- I THE GENESIS OF THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE, 411 -- II RANDOM MEMORIES: ROSA QUO LOCORUM, 436


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