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Richard F. Burton; His Early, Private and Public Life; With an Account of His Travels and Explorations Volume 2 free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER THE LAST. IN CONCLUSION. Return to Trieste--Translation of the Lusiads of Camoens--Lady Burton and the Critics--Palmer's Expedition to the Sinaitic Peninsula--Gladstonian " inaccuracy "--Fate of Palmer--An Expedition resolved upon--Burton invited to share in it--English officialdom --End of the Expedition--Return to Trieste--The 'Book of the Sword'--Eight months' illness--A busy winter--The reward of forty-seven years of public service. After a brief holiday Burton returned to Trieste. Happily for himself he has resources which render him comparatively independent of the place where his lot may be cast. Upon such he now fell back, and his time was greatly occupied with the completion of his translation of the works of the one great Portuguese poet, Camoens. There have been many translations of the works of foreign poets into English, but Camoens has suffered at the hands of Mr. Mickle greater injuries than have been inflicted on any other of his race. Burton has redressed those wrongs. His translation, which appeared in 1881, of the 'Lusiads' (os Lusiadas), was now followed by two volumes of' Life and Commentary, ' to the former of which Lady Burton appended a very curious and amusing postscript, Reviewing the Reviewer. In his translation, Burton having to deal with a poet of the sixteenth century, had chosen to translate him into somewhat archaic English--that is to say, having to reproduce a giant bronze statue, he did not attempt to sand-paper it down into the likeness of a Parian statuette. Strength of this kind is not understood by the average modern reviewer.* When, therefore, Lady Burton flamed out into righteous wrath with the reviewers of the provincial press, she seems to me to have rather wasted a good deal of very...

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Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230322159
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