Indoor Studies

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Burroughs

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...--"Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well." Arnold's desire for calm, for tranquillity, for perfection, probably stands in the way of his full appreciation of certain types of men. All great movements and revolutions are at the expense of calm, of measure, proportion, etc. A certain bias, a certain heat and onesidedness, are necessary to break the equilibrium and set the currents going. The master forces of this world, like Luther in religion, or Cromwell in politics, or Victo Hugo or Shakespeare in literature, or Turner in art, are not nicely measured and adjusted. In the modern world, especially, is man onesided, unclassical, fragmentary; a great talent here, another there, but nowhere the wholeness and totality Arnold pleads for. Arnold's View Of Emehson And Oarlyle "PUBING Matthew Arnold's first visit to this """ country, in 1883-84, he lectured in various cities upon Emerson, with whose name he linked that of Carlyle. I had the pleasure of hearing him in New York on the occasion of the second or third repetition of his lecture in that city. Some weeks previously I had met him at a reception at the house of a friend. In my note-book I find I made the following note of the impression he made upon me on this occasion: " Liked him better than I expected to. A large, tall man with black hair streaked with gray, black close-cut side-whiskers, prominent nose, large coarse (but pure) mouth and muscular neck. In fact a much coarser man than you would expect to see, and stronger-looking. A good specimen of the best English stock, plenty of color, a wholesome coarseness and open-air look. One would say that he belonged to a bigger and more powerful race than the rest of the people in the room. His voice was more husky, more like a...

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...--"Calm's not life's crown, though calm is well." Arnold's desire for calm, for tranquillity, for perfection, p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217489435

ISBN - 13:9780217489430

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