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1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. THE REST OF EUROPE: POSTSCRIPT.
Germany And Holland: Germany--Gottsched--His
IlluminIsm"--Frederick The Great--Holland. Scandinavia:
Danish-norwegian Literature--Ewald And Wessel--Swedish
Literature--Linn.eus And Swedenborg. Italy And The Peninsula:
Italy--Scholars And Jurists--The Arcadia--Parini--Opera And
Metastasio--Comedy And Goldoni--Go2zi And The Revival Op The Old
Comedy--Portugal--Spain--French Influence Supreme--Isla And 'Fray
Gerundio'--Ramon De La Cruz And His 'sainetes.' Postscript: General
Characteristics--Acquiescence In The Order Of Things--The "Single
Des Lumieres" Theory--Optimism Of The "Philosophes" And Of The
Economists--Submission To The Inevitable--Attitude Of The Novelists
To Liu--Their Sanity--Pseudo-stoicism--Earnestness Of J.-j.
Rousseau--The Study Of Man--The "Classical" Tradition--The Century
And Its Critics--Conclusion. England and France, as we have already
said, were by far the most generous contributors to the stock of
European literature in the mid-eighteenth century. The rest of
Europe yielded little or nothing to the common fund. What the
Continent produced has thus to a great extent been already disposed
of, and the remainder may be dealt with in a comparatively brief
summary. It should be premised that of Hungary, during this period,
the literature is non-existent; that of Bohemia the literature is
insignificant; and that of Eussia, such literature as there is, is
so far cut off from that of the non-Mongolian nations, though
undoubtedly susceptible of their influence, as to fall outside the
scope of this series. Germany and Holland. The relation of Germanyl
to the civilised world, in a literary point of view, was
emphatically that of a recipient, n...
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