The Complete Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Volume 4; With An Introductory Essay Upon His…

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bySamuel Taylor Coleridge

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...Picture, and in other instances. 10. The comic scenes in Massinger not only do not harmonize with the tragic, not only interrupt the feeling, but degrade the characters that arc to form any part in the action of the piece, so as to render them unfit for any tragic interest. At least, they do not concern, or act upon, or modify, the principal characters. As when a gentleman is insulted by a mere blackguard,--it is the same as if any other accident of nature had occurred, a pig run under his legs, or his horse thrown him. There is no dramatic interest in it. I like Massingcr's comedies better than his tragedies, although where the situation requires it, ho often rises into the truly tragic and pathetic. He excels in narration, and for the most part displays his nic-c story with skill. But he is not a poet of high imagination; he is like a Flemish painter, in whose delineations objects appear as they do in nature, have the same Ibrce ami truth, and produce the samo effect upon the spectator. But Shakspcare is beyond this; he always by metaphors and figure involves in the thing considered a universe of past and possible experiences; he ming es earth, sea and air, gives a soul to every thing, and at the same time that he inspires human feelings, adds a dignity in his images to human nature itself:--Full many a glorious morning linve I seen Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye; Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alehymy, Ae. 33d Sonnet NOTES ON MASSINGER. Have I not overrated Giflbrd's edition of Massinger?--Not,--r. I have, as but just is, main reference to the restitution of the text; but yes, perhaps, if I were talking of the notes. These are more often wrong than right. In the Maid of Honor, act i. Ec. 5, As...

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...Picture, and in other instances. 10. The comic scenes in Massinger not only do not harmonize with the tragic, not only interrupt...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217462766

ISBN - 13:9780217462761

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