What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
admiration aims ancient attention attractive become begin better biography called character Christian criticism culture delight desire diction direction earnest effect elevated England English especially Essays ethical excited express facts faith feelings follow force furnish genius give habits hand hold human illustrate imagination important impressions individual influence instructive intelligent interest judge judgment language laws less literature lives look manners means mind moral nature never newspaper novels object observed opinions passions perhaps period person Philosophy poem poet poetry political positive present principles questions reader reason record religious require respect rule sense sentiments single spirit story style success suggests taste thought tion true truth understand volumes writer written young
Page 84 - Ye have the account Of my performance; what remains, ye Gods, But up and enter now into full bliss ? " So having said, a while he stood, expecting Their universal shout and high applause To fill his ear; when, contrary, he hears, On all sides, from innumerable tongues A dismal universal hiss, the sound Of public scorn.
Page 86 - tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep...
Page 120 - There lives more faith in honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds.
Page 245 - He is the rock of defence for human nature; an upholder and preserver, carrying everywhere with him relationship and love. In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs: in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed; the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and over all time.
Page 278 - Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war ; Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances.
Page 244 - Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge ; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science.
Page 378 - My thoughts are with the Dead ; with them I live in long-past years, Their virtues love, their faults condemn, Partake their hopes and fears, And from their lessons seek and find Instruction with an humble mind.
Page 247 - If the time should ever come when what is now called Science, thus familiarized to men, shall be ready to put on, as it were, a form of flesh and blood, the Poet .will lend his divine spirit to aid the transfiguration, and will welcome the Being thus produced, as a dear and genuine inmate of the household of man.