Critical Essays And Literary Notes

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byBayard Taylor

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... do not think it was any the less instinctively natural One of his quatrains runs:--Much I make as make the others; Better much another man Makes than I; but much, moreover, Make I which no other can. His poetical comment on the translation of Hariri is given in prose:--" He who, like myself, unfortunate man! is philologist and poet in the same person, cannot do better than to translate as I do. My Hariri has illustrated how philology and poetry are competent to stimulate and to complete each other. If thou, reader, wilt look upon this hybrid production neither too philologically nor over-poetically, it may delight and instruct thee. That which is false in philology thou wilt attribute to poetic license, and where the poetry is deficient, thou wilt give the blame to philology." The critics who charge Riickert with never having produced "a whole," have certainly forgotten one of his works,--"The Wisdom of the Brahmin, a Didactic Poem, in Fragments." The title somewhat describes its character. The "fragments" are couplets, in iambic hexameter, each one generally complete in itself, yet grouped in sections by some connecting thought, after the manner of the stanzas of Tennyson's "In Memoriam." There are more than six thousand couplets, in all, divided into twenty books,--the whole forming a mass of poetic wis dom, coupled with such amazing wealth of illustration, that this one volume, if sufficiently diluted, would make several thousand "Proverbial Philosophies." It is not a book to read continuously, but one which, I should im agine, no educated German could live without possessing. I never open its pages without the certainty of refreshment. Its tone is quietistic, as might readily be conjectured, but it is the calm of serene reflection, not of indifference...

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... do not think it was any the less instinctively natural One of his quatrains runs:--Much I make as make the others; Better much...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217196098

ISBN - 13:9780217196093

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