Love and Letters (Classic Reprint)

Love and Letters (Classic Reprint)
Love and Letters (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Love and LettersThe farmer who requested to be buried in Petrarch's grave that his dust might mingle with that of the poet, could not secure to himself so great an honor even though he offered one hundred crowns of gold for the privilege. He sought for himself a distinction that in no way belonged to him, and that could not under any possible circumstances be other than offensive to all lovers of art and letters. But when Lafayette sent for earth from Bunker Hill that it might be placed over his body after its interment, the selectmen of Boston saw at once the beauty and propriety of his request. They took earth from the spot where General Warren fell, and with it forwarded to Lafayette's agent a certificate stating that it was earth from one of the most sacred of places. The certificate was signed by three of the oldest men in Boston, all of whom felt that their names were honored by being thus associated with the glory of the new republic.In these pages I seek for myself no foreign distinction to which I may lay no rightful claim. I endeavor only to associate my name with those friendly studies which are natural to all lovers of good books who delight in quiet evenings spent in the library with such volumes as dear old Charles Lamb used to touch with reverence and kiss with tenderness.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.