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Identifier: throughmagicdoor00doyluoft
Title: Through the magic door
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930
Subjects: Books and reading
Publisher: London Murray
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
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that would not i4 THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR go. If he rambled into any fashionablecoffee-house, he became a mark for theinsolent derision of fops, and the gravewaggery of Templars. Enraged and morti-fied, he soon returned to his mansion, andthere, in the homage of his tenants and theconversation of his boon companions, foundconsolation for the vexations and humiliationswhich he had undergone. There he wasonce more a great man, and saw nothingabove himself except when at the assizes hetook his seat on the bench near the Judge, orwhen at the muster of the militia he salutedthe Lord Lieutenant. On the whole, I should put this detachedchapter of description at the very head of hisEssays, though it happens to occur in anothervolume. The History as a whole does not, asit seems to me, reach the same level as theshorter articles. One cannot but feel that itis a brilliant piece of special pleading from afervid Whig, and that there must be more tobe said for the other side than is there set forth.

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THOMAS BABIXGTON, BARON MACALI.AV. From the /ninthly by Sir Francis Grant, /./…!. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR 15 Some of the Essays are tinged also, no doubt,by his own political and religious limitations.The best are those which get right awayinto the broad fields of literature and philo-sophy. Johnson, Walpole, Madame DArblay,Addison, and the two great Indian ones, Cliveand Warren Hastings, are my own favourites.Frederick the Great, too, must surely standin the first rank. Only one would I wish toeliminate. It is the diabolically clever criti-cism upon Montgomery. One would havewished to think that Macaulays heart wastoo kind, and his soul too gentle, to pen sobitter an attack. Bad work will sink of itsown weight. It is not necessary to sousethe author as well. One would think morehighly of the man if he had not done thatsavage bit of work. I dont know why talking of Macaulayalways makes me think of Scott, whose books,in a faded, olive-backed line, have a shelf,you see, of their own. P

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Image taken from page 299 of ‘The Wilderness and its Tenants: a series of geographical and other essays illustrative of life in a wild country, etc’
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Title: "The Wilderness and its Tenants: a series of geographical and other essays illustrative of life in a wild country, etc"
Author: MADDEN, John – Traveller
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10006.f.19."
Volume: 03
Page: 299
Place of Publishing: London
Date of Publishing: 1897
Publisher: Simpkin & Marshall
Issuance: monographic
Identifier: 002335513

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