The Victorian Age of English Literature, Том 2

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Thomas Y. Crowell, 1892 - 647 стор.

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Сторінка 136 - ... thee of yore, Thyrsis ! in reach of sheep-bells is my home. — Then through the great town's harsh, heartwearying roar, Let in thy voice a whisper often come, To chase fatigue and fear : Why faintest thou ? I 'wander d till I died. Roam on ! The light we sought is shining still. Dost thou ask proof? Our tree yet crowns the hill, Our Scholar travels yet the loved hill-side.
Сторінка 102 - Along with whatever any intelligence knows it must, as the ground or condition of its knowledge, have some cognisance of itself.
Сторінка 95 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Сторінка 94 - But reason itself must rest at last upon " authority ; for the original data of reason do not rest on " reason, but are necessarily accepted by reason on the " authority of what is beyond itself.
Сторінка 283 - Everything depends on the reality of a poet's classic character. If he is a dubious classic, let us sift him ; if he is a false classic, let us explode him. But if he is a real classic, if his work belongs to the class of the very best (for this is the true and right meaning of the word classic, classical] , then the great thing for us is to feel arid enjoy his work as deeply as ever we can, and to appreciate the wide difference between it and all work which has not the same high character.
Сторінка 110 - If the universe had a beginning, its beginning, by the very conditions of the case, was supernatural ; the laws of nature cannot account for their own origin.
Сторінка 71 - Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent.
Сторінка 20 - Spectator. London : 34 King Street, Covent Garden. 20 JI/ESSKS. PERCIVAL'S LIST Demy i6mo. y. 6d. each, Bound in paper boards, with parchment back. The Pocket Library of English Literature Edited by GEORGE SAINTSBURY. A collection, in separate volumes, partly of extracts from long books, partly of short pieces by the same writer, on the same subject, or of the same class. VOL.
Сторінка 283 - ... and to appreciate the wide difference between it and all work which has not the same high character. This is what is salutary, this is what is formative ; this is the great benefit to be got from the study of poetry. Everything which interferes with it, which hinders it, is injurious. True, we must read our classic with open eyes, and not with eyes blinded with superstition ; we must perceive when his work comes short, when it drops out of the class of the very best, and we must rate U, in such...
Сторінка 94 - But reason itself must rest at last upon authority ; for the original data of reason do not rest on reason, but are necessarily accepted by reason on the authority of what is beyond itself. These data are, therefore, in rigid propriety, Beliefs or Trusts. Thus it is that, in the last resort, we must, perforce, philosophically admit that belief is the primary condition of reason, and not reason the ultimate ground of belief.

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