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A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R409
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A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 Volume 1 (Paperback): Oliver Elton
A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 Volume 1 (Paperback): Oliver Elton

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A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 Volume 1 (Paperback)

Oliver Elton

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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. 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...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Oliver Elton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 194
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-43136-1
Barcode: 9781153431361
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-43136-X

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