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[TROY]. ACLAND, Henry Wentworth.
The Plains of Troy
Oxford: Messrs. Wyatt & Son, 1st Octr, 1839. The viewpoint was taken from tumulus of Æsyetes. Acland had intended to write a full-length work on troy but he published only the description accompanying the panorama. 'Thus minded, we accept with pleasure and gratitude such delightful results of genial scholarship as these which Mr. Acland has now given us; not careful to believe all that he believes, yet sympathising with his enthusiasm, and respecting his moderation. He, no doubt, will agree with the great master of his university, that probable impossibilities are more allowable to a poet than possible improbabilities and that to test Homer literally by the appearances of the district between Koum Kale and Bounarbashi, or the identity of that district and its localities by Homer, is dealing more hardly with both than they deserve, or than any other heroic poem or heroic scene would bear.' Henry Nelson Coleridge writing in the ^gQuarterley Review^g, Vol. 66, September 1840.
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [UK]
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