too indefinite for some people.—Pelican's religious system.
-The heresy of believing too much.
III. LITERARY ARCHERY . . . . . . . 37
Silent members in the Literary Society.-A manuscript
magazine.—“The Target.”—Its editors and contributors.
-Secessions.—“The Lady of Shalott: a tentative inter-
pretation.”-Hidden meanings in works of art.-A woman
in a conventional world.--Dissatisfaction with the mirror
life.—People whose aspirations are larger than their
capacities.—Their fatal fall.—Pelican's humour.—Pelican
and Dickens.-Shakspearean heresies.—“The Mill on the
Floss.”—Its characters more complex than those of
“Adam Bede.”—How the highest ideas of power are
conveyed.-Maggie's history not a mere history, but a
revelation.-Emerson worships ideas, but will worship no
idea exclusively.-Ruskin's fluency and Tennyson's finish.
-Arrow Aights from a home-made bow.—The forces of
nature limited.-No man ever does his best.—The effect
of beautiful scenery.-The final perfection of literature. —
Charlotte Brontè and her knowledge of human nature.
Genius nothing but persistent sensibility.- Problems solved,
not by toil, but by revelation.—Pelican's sole poetical con-
IV. OUT OF DOORS . . . . . . . . 63
Pelican's vagabond soul.—Unconventionalities of costume. -
Right views of things only to be arrived at in the country.
-Cowper corrected.—“The Peregrinations of Paul and
Solomon.”_"In the Wood : a Windermere Reverie.”—
The vitality of commonplaces.- Pelican's estimate of the
ordinary tourist.-Wise passiveness.Painful and painless
joy.-Christopher North.-His life essentially one of sen-
sation.--A spirit in the woods.—No man the slave of logic.
-Nature's songs without words.—The characteristics of
the beech-tree.—God's delight in His own works.—Why
is the world green ?-Everything in nature representative.