Essays on Life, Art and Science

Essays on Life, Art and Science

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It is hardly necessary to apologise for the miscellaneous character of the following collection of essays. Samuel Butler was a man of such unusual versatility, and his interests were so many and so various that his literary remains were bound to cover a wide field. Nevertheless it will be found that several of the subjects to which he devoted much time and labour are not represented in these pages. I have not thought it necessary to reprint any of the numerous pamphlets and articles which he wrote upon the Iliad and Odyssey, since these were all merged in qThe Authoress of the Odyssey, a€ which gives his matured views upon everything relating to the Homeric poems.Art. in. the. Valley. of. Saas. Having been toldby Mr. Fortescue, oftheBritish Museum, that there were some chapelsat Saas-Fee which bore analogy to those at Varallo, described in mybook a€œEx Voto, a€ {12} I went to Saasduring thislast summer, anbsp;...

Title:Essays on Life, Art and Science
Author:Samuel Butler
Publisher:BookRix - 2015-01-26


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