A Little Earnest Book Upon a Great Old Subject

9780217431224: A Little Earnest Book Upon a Great Old Subject

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter vi. Those well-won bays than life itself more dear. creative and representative poetry--tennyson and mary howitt--mammon-worship the mental child the sufferings of man and nature--the sir giles overreaches of the world--elliot. et us now resume our general observations upon Poetry and Poets. Poetry may be divided under two principal or chief heads, from which spring many tributary streams, which include Dramatic, Lyric, and Heroic Poetry. The first and grandest we will term Creative Poetry, and the other Representative Poetry. The first is the finely philosophical, originally thoughtful, and highly imaginative; and the second is the truly sentimental, tenderly feeling, and richly fanciful. The creative and original soul is obviously the most spiritual, and the loftiest nature holding an embodied being amongst Men. The living and burning eloquence of Mind, belonging to these great valiant spirits, pours a flood of pure and glorious light throughout the world--world-elevating. Noble enthusiasm and high aspirations, are ever a part of transcendental genius in Nature. To this first class belong our Shakspere, Milton, Dryden, Byron, and Shelley, the Dante and Tasso of Italy, and the Go'the of Germ...

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