Essays; Selected From The Writings, Literary, Political, And Religious, Of Joseph Mazzini

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byGiuseppe Mazzini

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... ON THE GENIUS AND TENDENCY OP THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS CARLYLE. (First published in the "British and Foreign Review," October 1843.J I Gladly take the opportunity offered by the publication of a new work by Mr. Carlyle, to express my opinion of this remarkable writer. I say my opinion of the writer--of his genius and tendencies, rather than of his books--of the idea which inspires him, rather than of the form with which he chooses to invest it. The latter, in truth, is of far less importance than the former. In this period of transition from doubt to admiration, this "sick and out of joint" time, old ideas die away, or weigh upon the heart like midnight dreams: young ones spring up to view, bright coloured and fresh with hope, but vague and incomplete, like the dreams of the morning. We stand wavering between a past whose life is extinct, and a future whose life has not yet begun; one while discouraged, at another animated by glorious presentiments; looking through the clouds for some star to guide us. One and all, like Herder, we demand of the instinct of our conscience, a great religious Thought which may rescue us from doubt, a social faith which may save us from anarchy, a moral inspiration which may embody that faith in action, and keep us from idle contemplation. We ask this especially of those men in whom the unuttered sentiments and aspirations of the multitudes are concentrated and harmonised with the highest intuition of individual conscience. Their mission changes with the times. There are periods of a calm and normal activity, when the thinker is like the pure and serene star which illumines and sanctifies with its halo of light that which is. There are other times when genius must move devotedly onward before us, like the pillar of fire in the de...

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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.1887 Excerpt: ... ON THE GENIUS AND TENDENCY OP THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS CARLYLE. (First published in the "British and Foreign Review," October 1843...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217927491

ISBN - 13:9780217927499

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