Travels in England by Richard Le Gallienne

Travels in England

byRichard Le Gallienne

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI AN ENGLISH POET AND HIS HOME Letters at Evesham--Death as a tester of values--Tabley House--Lord De Tabley's grave--A great brambler--Sir Peter Leycester--The old hall--The making of a poet--Lord De Tabley's poetry. AMONG my Evesham letters were two invitations: one to spend a day or two with a friend of mine who combined philosophic radicalism and farming on a pleasant estate near Market Drayton; and the other to visit the home of that English poet in whose words a few chapters back I had prayed to Astarte at Avebury. I decided to visit Tabley first, and Market Drayton on my way south again. Death is a great tester of the value of personalities. Some we had expected to miss so much--is it impious to say it?--we miss hardly at all. The full significance of others to our general life, or more particularly to the life of the imagination, is not revealed to us till they are dead. Such personalities go on growing for us after death, with a singular reality and self-interpretation. Only when they are, or seem, beyond the reach of our recognition or sympathy, do we begin little by little to understand the wistful appeal they had been making--not specially to us, but to life. Thus only we begin to realise how much more they had to give us than we had seemed anxious to accept. Perhaps this is merely a posthumous reward of a reserved life. As certain poets, Tennyson, for example, have kept in reserve poems written in the spring and summer of their lives, to lend an unseasonable vitality to their winter volumes; so these dead that go on growing in the grave have, as it were, reserved something of themselves as a provision for the after life of memory. They would V not give all, or tell all, during life--those clever dead ones (and how clever are the dea...

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Title:Travels in EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217302211

ISBN - 13:9780217302210

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