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Shelburne Essays (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Shelburne Essays

In Mr. Shelley's poetry, all is brilliance, vacuity, and confusion. We are dazzled by the multitude of words which sound as if they denoted something very grand or Splendid: fragments of images pass in crowds before us; but when the procession has gone by, and the tumult of it is over, not a trace of it remains upon the memory The mind, fatigued and perplexed, is mortified by the consciousness that its labour has not been rewarded by the acquisition of a single distinct conception. (quarterly.) Really, with the best will in the world, I cannot see that Miss Scudder differs SO much from the reviled reviewer of Blackwood's, except that she seems to feel no indignation against an author whose sense of evil is hopelessly superficial. Nor does Mr. Clutton-brock stand very far from the Quarterly when he says that in a story there should be some relation of cause and effect, otherwise it will not hold together; in The Revolt of Islam there is none and admits that in its very absurdity it shows the character of Shelley's mind. The chief difference is that Mr. Clutton-brock apparently thinks it quite a small matter if a long and professedly philo sophical poem leaves the reader perplexed and without any distinct conception of what it is all about.

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Title:Shelburne Essays (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.61 inPublished:January 13, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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