The Essays Of Elia: Selections: A Dissertation On Roast Pig; Detached Thoughts On Books And Reading; The South-Sea House; Old China (Classic Reprint)
The Essays of Elia: Selections: A Dissertation on Roast Pig; Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading; The South-Sea House; Old China (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Essays of Elia: Selections: A Dissertation on Roast Pig; Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading; The South-Sea House; Old China
His limitations as a critic are well put by Mr. Ainger: Where his heart was, there his judgment Was sound. Where he actively disliked, or was passively indifferent, his critical powers remained dormant. He was too fond of paradox, too much at the mercy of his-emotions or the mood of the hour, to be a safe guide always. But where no disturbing forces interfered, he exercised a faculty almost unique in the history of criticism.
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