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Of the greatest interest to the student, by reason of the side-lights he throws upon many of the important historical dramas then taking place, Heivell will be found the most fascinating companion for an idle hour; for, posses... Læs mere

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Of the greatest interest to the student, by reason of the side-lights he throws upon many o... Læs mere

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Excerpt from The Familiar Letters of James Howell

Of the greatest interest to the student, by reason of the side-lights he throws upon many of the important historical dramas then taking place, Heivell will be found the most fascinating companion for an idle hour; for, possessing the facile pen of the readiest of writers, he passes from grave to gay, and from jest to earnest, with an inimitable quaintness that never ceases to give zest to the reader's appetite. Agreeable gossip and amusing anecdote-sometimes, it cannot be denied, a little too freely ¿avoured with the custo mary outspokenness of the seventeenth century - follow severe monitory epistles. Dictated by a manly aversion to the vices he castigates, but never more severely in others than in himself, for in his naive confessions of his own shortcomings Howell never spares himself. Alternating with grave philosophical disquisitions, that will be amusing enough to the scientist of today, will be found ¿ights of an imagination that is always indulging itself in airy odd thoughts.'viii biographical introduction.

Of an affectionate, impulsive disposition, Howell not only made friends, but kept them to the end of his days. He was an ardent Royalist, without being blind to the faults of Charles; a loyal Churchman, without bigotry; religious, but no pietist; a scholar, but not pedantic; and a humorist without cynicism. In short, in spite of all his faults, which certainly included a tendency towards the extravagant foppery and the roystering joviality of the Stuart period, he was clearly blessed with one of those happy, genial natures, that, together with an all-round knowledge of the world, and an easy con fidence in himself, made him a general favourite with his contemporaries.

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