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G^limp^e^ of Eminent People.
Jules Veene. * The apartments in which t...
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remainders Archbishop he Stunner had purchased . Tfie bi , ggest includin remainder g that of
however , was the Expositor from Messrs . , Hodder & Stoughton ; it was still selling
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business , however , consists mainly of the purchase of private libraries , although sales are
never neglected . Mr . Higham is a life-member of the Booksellers' Provident Associationand
was for some time on the Board . , Our representative then went over the
establishment , and was surprised to note the | I excellence ^ AVj ^ ii ^ lH / U of Ul the l ; iiC 7 storage Ol / UiagC arrangement CtllCtll ^ CUlClll / in 111
r himself the extensive invented basement a very ingenious . Mr . Hi gas gham bracket has
for use in the cellars below . It is absolutely safe , and can easily be carried to any dark
corner and hung on suitably arranged pegs . As a parting word , Mr . Higham mentioned
that introduce he was a son married into his , and business hoped who to shortly would
probably make a better man than , his father .
io 66 The Publishers Circular Sept . i ,. 1890
G^Limp^E^ Of Eminent People.
G ^ limp ^ e ^ of Eminent People .
Guy de Maupassant . Guy de Maupassant i / the popular French — —
novelist , is thus described , by a sympathetic writer : ' He is of medium
heightsolidwellbuilt , and has the bearing of a soldier , ; he , has a finecharacteristic Norman headwith the
straight , line from neck to crane which , we see in the medallions of the old Conquest warriors ;
his forehead is low , rather too heavily lined ; and his hairbrown and wavyis now combed
straight back , in the fashion , of the modern Roman youth . In shortf M . de Maupassant
has such £ f a look of cheeriness , that he reminds m ~ ¦ — — " one of a clear * autumn day—an agreeable
h dark armony brown in laug russe hi t co eyes lours a shapel d russe j ^__^ y t mouth tints ;
half concealed b r- y a ^ --j heavy ^ , brown moustache , , an olive skin mantled with red and a general ^ pppi ^ p ¦ ^ h ¦—» h ¦ ii ^ ^ ^ . ^
healthy ruddiness give this character and warmth to his physiognomy . '
Jules Veene. * The Apartments In Which T...
Jules Veene . * The apartments in which the author does
his work are at the top of the three-story house , and are reached by a spiral staircase . A
corner room , with windows looking in two II directions , . is his combined study and
bedroom the wall , A and plain near camp one bedstead of the - stands windows against is a
few small books table , , are on which neatly pens arranged , ink , . paper Adjoining — , and - — - «*¦* a
this room workroom the . walls is of M . which Verne are ' s library covered , a large with
books , of reference & c . On the walls of the study is a picture of the yacht in which he
4 f X v »»^ used to spend much of his time cruising in the Mediterranean and thinking ^ j over the novel — - -w * . P ^ pft _ ^ Ph PP ^ A — A & — ^^ pP ^ plpk ^ P ^ P » ^ Ph A h Pi
plots for his stories . A statue of Moliere , whom he greatly admiresstands near byand on the
wall one •/ sees a p , lacard announcing •/ , a per - formance — - of "Michael Strogoff _____ _ " in Boston _ _ — — _ . ___ - ^^ .
But the one thing in the room that the privileged XO visitor would be most eager C . J to see
and the most interested in is a large map of the \ worldon which the routes taken by the
heroes of ' , his romances are indicated by means v of lines and flags . If you find him writing or
get a peep at his manuscript , you will see that his penmanship is small and that his pages are
covered with corrections and interlineations . He rewrites his stories many times , having
made ten copies of the manuscript of his last book before he got it to his satisfaction . For thirty-seven years he has written an average
of two stories every year . ' - -From The Book-Buyer for August .
John Boyle O'Reilly. ' He Was A Revoluti...
John Boyle O'Reilly . ' He was a revolutionist always ; jbut he
a / was much more than that . He was reconstructive also . I have never known anyone
who showed such deep and searching and wide interest in the welfarecomfortand progress
of the whole human race , . He had , an almost pMPa infinite ^ pbpi ^ ^ p" ^ pp » p ^ " ^ ppp ^ ^ PP" ' ^ pp ^ ' compassion ' ^ pp' ^* p *^ ¦ ^ ppp > ^™ ^ - ^ p ^^ n » pi ppi ^^ - ^ pr ^ PPPi ^ PPP" ^ for ppppph ' ^^ ^ p ^ the ^ PT ^ ppppi ^^ - ^ ppf sufferings v ^ V ^*^^^ ppp ^^ ~^ pf . PP ^ Pk ^^ " ™ " ^^^ pfc " ^ of - ^ man . -
kind , and an unlimited fund of hope for the alleviation of those sufferings . Sometimes
towards however , the he destruction uttered terribl of human e theories societ , looking as it , y
now exists . These theories were only a sort of rendrockintended Pk merelto blow up the
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that opposition those to persons his views were . quite But J unworth am sorry y to of say his generosit t for they returned / VUllIVU it All b KT wholly
misunderstanding ; V > JllVJJt . WOA UJ y ; y JLV 1 l /** him \^ V IV and criticising y him •• in a mjean inp'fl . n a and nd narrow narrow spirit snirit , . He TTo did did net net o obtruuo btruao
his opinions ; but , when moved to talk ill , nu expressed them with a lire &« Appp' % a brilliance , a
wealth w ^ V S * hich illA ^ W * ^ J ^^^ . 1 ^ pppP . ^ pppF convinced WAJL of ^ s ^ y ^ wit V ^/ l ** . Vy ^ -pp and r * * 5 -JpV VA . humour every VJVOJL w ¥ rfph ^ A n J' % ^ p # unprejudiced UMUl and pip ^ -p ^ UJ , < 1 good UUllvvv jv rs ^ ** fellowship ^ - — * listener » -. i— the r ,
earnest that he was and not cordial only si friend ncere , of but every was also living creatureFurthermoreit was evident ¦ v that
he KsJLKjiAl possessed lJlAJUJ . . JL' Ul th at XHyjM quality . lll \ JJL yj , which JL . AJ *» »*< J we v * » . cal ^• l greatness of mind . '—Greorge Parsons Lathrop m
The Critic . . —— -6 ^
Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890), Sept. 1, 1890, page 1066, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/pc/issues/tec_01091890/page/10/