TO W. F. T. HAMILTON. A humble poet, more venerated than the kings whose superb mausoleums are crumbling to dust in subjugated India, who, though she forgets her past, is still true to her dreams. and he has unconventional ideas; maybe he wouldn't mind marrying into At the same time I was engaged with others in establishing a periodical Review, in which some of us trusted much, and from which we expected great things. There was, however, in truth so little combination of idea among us, that we were not justified in our trust or in our expectations. And yet we were honest in our purpose, and have, I think, done some good by our honesty. The matter on which we were all agreed was freedom of speech, combined with personal responsibility. We would be neither conservative nor liberal, neither religious nor free-thinking, neither popular nor exclusive 鈥?but we would let any man who had a thing to say, and knew how to say it, speak freely. But he should always speak with the responsibility of his name attached. In the very beginning I militated against this impossible negation of principles 鈥?and did so most irrationally, seeing that I had agreed to the negation of principles 鈥?by declaring that nothing should appear denying or questioning the divinity of Christ. It was a most preposterous claim to make for such a publication as we proposed, and it at once drove from us one or two who had proposed to join us. But we went on, and our company 鈥?limited 鈥?was formed. We subscribed, I think, 锟?250 each. I at least subscribed that amount, and 鈥?having agreed to bring out our publication every fortnight, after the manner of the well-known French publication 鈥?we called it The Fortnightly. We secured the services of G. H. Lewes as our editor. We agreed to manage our finances by a Board, which was to meet once a fortnight, and of which I was the Chairman. And we determined that the payments for our literature should be made on a liberal and strictly ready-money system. We carried out our principles till our money was all gone, and then we sold the copyright to Messrs. Chapman & Hall for a trifle. But before we parted with our property we found that a fortnightly issue was not popular with the trade through whose hands the work must reach the public; and, as our periodical had not become sufficiently popular itself to bear down such opposition, we succumbed, and brought it out once a month. Still it was The Fortnightly, and still it is The Fortnightly. Of all the serial publications of the day, it probably is the most serious, the most earnest, the least devoted to amusement, the least flippant, the least jocose 鈥?and yet it has the face to show itself month after month to the world, with so absurd a misnomer! It is, as all who know the laws of modern literature are aware, a very serious thing to change the name of a periodical. By doing so you begin an altogether new enterprise. Therefore should the name be well chosen 鈥?whereas this was very ill chosen, a fault for which I alone was responsible. Then who wou'd honour such a She, 无码av高清毛片在线看_日本一级特黄大片_日本毛片免费视频观看_免费v片在线观看网站 ???Unhappy! who with any Doubts are curst! 鈥楧ec. 14, 1876. j'ai peur that I would just break out quelque jour et smash every This new book is going to get itself finished--and published!