Hamewith (Classic Reprint)
The child of an earlier generation, I was capable of read ing verses in my youth, and even now can do so, retaining at least that faculty of a dead world, just as the last Pict held the secret of brewing the ale from the heather bell.' Mr. Charles Murray's ale (which is excellent) is all brewed from the heather bell, is pure Scots and he sings the songs of our national Zion on a distant and a deadly shore,' that Of the Transvaal - though this is a mere figure of speech, the Transvaal, like Bohemia, possessing at present no sea coast.
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Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar in Culture and Freedom at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of seven other books, including Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, with Richard J. Herrnstein.Andrew Lang (March, 31, 1844 July 20, 1912) was a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang s academic interests extended beyond the literary and he was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, as well as the inspiration for the University of St. Andrew s Andrew Lang Lectures. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career, including twelve fairy books, in which he compiled folk and fairy tales from around the world. Lang s Lilac Fairy and Red Fairy books are credited with influencing J. R. R. Tolkien, who commented on the importance of fairy stories in the modern world in his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture On Fairy-Stories. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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