Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription THE NOCTES AMBROSIANAE;
WITH PORTRAITS OF WILSON, LOCKHART, MAGINN, HOGG, AND FAC-SIMELES.
EDITED, WITH MEMOIRS, NOTES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS,
BY DR. SHELTON MACKENZIE,
EDITOR OF SHEIL'S " SKETCHES OF THE IRISH BAR."
5 Vols., 12mo., cloth. Price $5.00.
The Noctes were commenced in 1822, and closed in 1835. Even in England, the lapse of years has obscured many circumstances which were well known thirty years ago.
DR. SHELTON MACKENZIE, already favorably known as editor of Sheil's " Sketches of the Irish Bar," has undertaken the editorship of THE NOCTES AMBROSIANJE, for which familiar acquaintance, during the last twenty-five years, with the persons, events, and places therein noticed may be assumed to qualify him. He has been on terms of intimacy with most of the eminent political and literary characters treated of in the " NocTES," and his annotation of the text will include personal recollections of them.
Besides this, Dr. Mackenzie has written for this edition a "History of the Rise and Progress of Blackwood's Magazine," with original memoirs of the principal accredited authors of the "NocTEs," via :�Professor Wilson, The Ettrick Shepherd, J. G. Lockhart, and Dr. Maginn.
He will also give the celebrated " Chaldee Manuscript " published in 1817, instantly suppressed, and so scarce that the only copy which the editor has ever seen is that from which he makes the present reprint. There will also be given the three articles, entitled " CHRISTOPHER IN THE TENT," (in August and September, 1819), never before printed, in any shape, in this country. The interlocutors in `` THE TENT," include the greater number of those afterwards introduced in the " NocTES."
The " Metricum Symphosium Ambrosianum,"�an addendum to No. III. of "THE NocTEs," (and which notices every living author of note, in the year 1822), will be in corporated in this edition. This has never before been reprinted here.
Nearly Ready, in Two Volumes.
THE O1JOHERTY PIPERS,
FORMING THE FIRST PORTION OF THE MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OF THE LATE
DR. MAGINN.
WITH AN ORIGINAL MEMOIR AND COPIOUS NOTES, BY DR. SHELTON MACKENZIE.
Fox more than a quarter of a century, the most remarkable magazine writer of his time, was the late William Maginn, LL.D., well-known as the Sir Morgan Odoherty of Blackwood's Magazine, and as the principal contributor, for many years, to Fraser's and other periodicals. The combined learning, wit, eloquence, eccentricity, and humor of Maginn, had obtained for him, long before his death, (in 1843), the title of TILE MODERN RABELAIS. His magazine articles possess extraordinary merit. He had the art of putting a vast quantity of animal spirits upon paper, but his graver articles�which contain sound and serious principles of criticism�are earnest and well-reasoned.
The collection now in hand will contain his Facetiae (in a variety of languages), Translations, Travesties, and Original Poetry, also his prose Tales, which are eminently beautiful , the best of his critical articles, (including his celebrated Shakspeare Papers), ani his Homeric Ballads. The periodicals in which he wrote have been ransacked, from " Blackwood" to "Punch," and the result will be a series of great interest.
DR. SHELTON MACKENZIE, who has undertaken the editorship of these writings of his distinguished countryman, will spare neither labor nor attention in the work. The first volume will contain an original Memoir of Dr. Maginn, written by Dr. Mackenzie, and a characteristic Portrait, with fac-simile.
Published b?/ J, S. REDFIELD, 110 t' 112 Nassau-street, 11-'ezo York.