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1890 Excerpt: ...philosopher of the a priori school; in intellect
critical, in temperament polemical, tial and accurate, an enduring
work. Style: seldom glowing, but evenly finished, smoothly-flowing,
seemingly spontaneous, with the finest pathos and the most delicate
humor. Confessions of an English OpiumEater (1821), detailing the
author's experiences during eighteen years' indulgence in the
opium-habit, with digressions and reflections upon topics of every
variety. Murder considered as one of the Fine Arts (1827), Vision
of Sudden Death (1849). His writings fill twenty volumes, including
philosophy, poetry, classics, history, politics, and many other
subjects. Style: Latinic in diction; sentences stately, crowded
with clauses and parentheses; transitions explicit; paragraphs of
subject in hand often separated by long digressions; highly
metaphorical, exact, tolerably perspicuous, majestically cadenced.
Dissertations and Discussions in Philosophy, a collection of essays
contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Lectures on Metaphysics, a
masterly example of clear and orderly exposition. Writers. yet a
man of lovable and tender nature; 'a monsjer of erudition.' Lord
Byron (1788-1824), son of an unprincipled father and a passionate
mother; proud, moody, cynical, greedy of fame; a man whose life and
works exhibit him in many different aspects; portrayed by some as
an angel, by others as a demon; undoubtedly the embodiment of
contradictory qualities and powers, lofty and low, gay and sad; a
master of vivid description, subjective and objective; a dramatist
whose characters are screens for his own personality; the most
forceful of the revolutionary poets; a creature of the revolution
who knew not the meaning of the revolt against the ancient regime
in art; inexhaustibly fertile and...
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