Jerrold, Tennyson And Macaulay; With Other Critical Essays by James Hutchison Stirling

Jerrold, Tennyson And Macaulay; With Other Critical Essays

byJames Hutchison Stirling

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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. 1868 Excerpt: ...literary, it is impossible to find. Still it is our deep belief that no single phrase mutatis mutandis) can more completely and comprehensively describe Thomas Babington Macaulay than this: he is David Hume in the nineteenth century, conformed to the church, and author of the continuation of "The History of England.". In truth, Hume was a Tory by Jacobitic predilection only: he was a Whig in principle--so far, at least, as we are to name that principle from the practice of the present day. "What, in fact, is the system of thought that David Hume is held to represent? In one word, it is the philosophy of the eighteenth century. Now, to most of us, that one word is suggestive only of infidelity, free-thinking, deism, atheism, of scepticism in religion, of sensualism in philosophy, and of republicanism in politics. Still to apply any of these terms to the philosophy of the eighteenth century would be to name it badly, for, though the doctrines and opinions implied in such expressions are certainly concomitants and attendants of that philosophy, they are, in reality, only phenomenal and temporary forms. English thinkers,-whichever side they have taken, have been content to remain with a very indistinct, obscure, and confused consciousness on these points; and the consequence is, that at this moment we know of no single really intelligent and fully enlightened discussion of this subject in the English language. The Germans, on the contrary, have coolly turned upon it, lifted it, looked at it, and examined it piecemeal, till now, having at length fairly filled and satisfied themselves with what of instruction, negative or positive, they could extract from it, they have long since packed it up, and laid it on the shelf, labelled Aufklamng, a word wh...

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Title:Jerrold, Tennyson And Macaulay; With Other Critical EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217496261

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