A Study Of Clough, Arnold, Rossetti And Morris; With An Introd. On The Course Of Poetry From 1822 To 1852 by Stopford Augustus Brooke

A Study Of Clough, Arnold, Rossetti And Morris; With An Introd. On The Course Of Poetry From 1822…

byStopford Augustus Brooke

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of man, whether the Bible be infallible or not--if it be beautiful and instil peace is all we care for--are outside our world. For us, they might as well be discussed in Sirius. Let us get away from this vain disquiet to quiet, from futile argument to fruitful contemplation, from materialism to the spiritual, from this ugly world to a beautiful one, from theological squabbles to religious symbols, from fighting sects to the invisible Church, from Science and its quarrels to the great creations of imagination, from convention to truth in art, from imitation of dead forms of art to Nature herself. Let us leave a world, noisy, base through money-seeking, torn and confused with physical and mental ugliness, worried with dry criticism of history and futile contentions of doctrine, to the realm of pure faith, or, if we cannot or do not care to believe, to that pure image of beauty which we see once more rising from the Sea of Time. And for that we will turn back to the bygone centuries, to their thought and their work, to a world noble, lovely, joyous, full of passionate subjects, close to Nature, thrilling with possibilities for the imagination; a world which believed in a spiritual life; which understood how to love, how to forgive, how to live in honour, how to despise wealth for beauty's sake; and which, inspired by great thoughts and yielding itself to natural passion and its joy, created with intelligent rapture, and day by day, beautiful things in all the arts. Such was the spirit of these men and such their outlook on the world. It was a spirit and an outlook similar (except in its somewhat transient religious or mystic turn) to the spirit and outlook of Keats. And it is well that we should know,--and especially those who think sceptical...

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Title:A Study Of Clough, Arnold, Rossetti And Morris; With An Introd. On The Course Of Poetry From 1822…Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217669018

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