Wordsworth, Tennyson, And Browning; A Study In Human Freedom by Solomon Francis GingerichWordsworth, Tennyson, And Browning; A Study In Human Freedom by Solomon Francis Gingerich

Wordsworth, Tennyson, And Browning; A Study In Human Freedom

bySolomon Francis Gingerich

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1911. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII TENNYSON: ART AND LAW. This principle of mediation had a wide influence on Tennyson's art ideals and art powers. It produced, for example, a large number of phrases and compound words that attempt to state a medium position and that are characteristically Tennysonian. Such as, "finite-infinite," "numerable-innumerable," "mystic middle state," "new things and old co-twisted," "half-reveal and half-conceal," "not like to like but like in difference," "the falsehood of extremes," "changed by still degrees," "not swift nor slow to change," "manhood fused with female grace," "in my grief a strength reserved," "souls that balance joy and pain," "oh, sweet and bitter in a breath," "I falter where I firmly trod," "and faintly trust the larger hope," "equal-poised control," "man can half-control his doom,"--and this list might be indefinitely enlarged. This mediating principle not only produced Tennysonian phrases that attempt to express both sides of a truth at once, but it had a moulding power on the larger aspects of his thought, and produced certain mechanical qualities of style. The incident in which an English statesman m the interests of conservatism, quoted the passage which speaks of England as a land of settled government, "where freedom broadens slowly down from precedent to precedent," and in which he was answered by another statesman, who, in the interests of liberalism, quoted the passage which speaks of Victorian statesmen "who knew the seasons when to take occasion by the hand and make the bounds of freedom wider yet,"--this incident illustrates the balanced way in which Tennyson expresses the opposite sides of a subject and yet "avoids the falsehood of extremes." He sings the deeds of war, but is an advocate of peace. He expresses the...
Title:Wordsworth, Tennyson, And Browning; A Study In Human FreedomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217656722

ISBN - 13:9780217656726