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1920 Excerpt: ...are orthodox. We accordingly find him, in the next
generation, assailed by Hamilton and defended by John Stuart Mill.
He remained, however, in a kind of half-way house, and, dying
early, hardly matured his speculative gift. All these Scottish
philosophers, including Sir William Hamilton, whose publications
begin in 1829 and lie beyond our limits, have the stamp of the
teacher and shepherd. Most of their bequest is in the form of
lectures given to young students; a feature that determines their
literary form in many ways. They are clear, and usually diffuse;
their chapters are discourses of an hour's length; and they seek,
in varying measure, to hold the audience by declamation, quotation,
example, and appeal. Bentham and his circle, some of whom are
noticed in the next chapter, are not under the same necessity, and
do not write as if for listeners. Burke, however, does so, and
likewise his friend Reynolds,1 whom it is right to name here before
reaching Burke. The fifteenth and last of Sir Joshua's Discourses
to the students of the Royal Academy was delivered in 1790, two
years before his death; the series began in 1769. Ten years
earlier, in The Idler (Oct. 20 and Nov. 10, 1759), appears that
worship of typical and general forms, the representation of which,
in Reynolds's eyes, is the aim of the 'grand style' The Italian
attends only to the invariable, the great, and general ideas which
are fixed and inherent in universal Nature; the Dutch, on the
contrary, to literal truth and a minute exactness in the detail, as
I may say, of Nature modified by accident. It is this point of
view, worked out in the Discourses, which moved the wrath of Blake,
whose cult of 'minutely appropriate particulars ' has already been
recorded, and who observed that 'to generalise i...
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