John Sullivan Dwight, Brook-farmer, Editor, And Critic Of Music; A Biography

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byGeorge Willis Cooke

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BROOK FARM. It was a time of intense intellectual ferment when Dwight began the work of his life. The Transcendental movement was just getting under way, and he entered into the spirit of it with great enthusiasm. The stir of social discontent he fully shared with many of his friends. The eager wish for a pure and rational religion was his in a large degree. In these and other directions he was a child of his time in the truest sense, sharing its hopes, joining in its aspirations, and ready to labor for the realization of its ideals. When the Transcendental Club was started in Boston, he was a member from the first. He was intimately connected with all the men who belonged to it, and had known them as friends for some years. They felt him to be one of themselves, a sharer in their convictions and one worthy of their confidence. They saw in him fine traits of character, capacity for noble achievements, and somewhat of the high gift of genius. If they saw any limitation in his character, it was that he was not sufficiently self-seeking to push his way to the highest successes, and that he lacked the assertive will which is the promise of great achievements. He won their affection, however, and secured their loyal friendship. He fully shared in their intellectual hopes, and he was not behind any of them in that loyalty to conviction which counts not the cost for the sake of truth. These qualities of his character were well brought out by his connection with Brook Farm. His intimacy with George Ripley and his wife, which had been of several years' duration, undoubtedly had something to do with his interest in that experiment. It was not this alone, however, which led him to join his friends in this effort at practical reform. Far more than Ripley himself, he w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BROOK FARM. It was a time of intense intellectual ferment when Dwight began the work of his life. The Transcendental movement w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217496172

ISBN - 13:9780217496179

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