The passionate spectator essays on art and poetry

He was made Abbot of Tours in If you answer that you have experienced none, you will render your loss more bearable; for the things from which men have experienced no joy and gladness are always less missed. She had never used her eyes on anything minute and difficult; merely upon faces, and dishes and fields.

It would not be possible for neighboring groups to remain really isolated from each other. He meditates the coming age But if you are willing to count up how very merciful Fortune has been to you even when she was angry, you will find that she has left you much beside consolations; look at all your grandchildren, your two daughters.

The major achievement of the Enlightenment in Germany was the formation of a public opinion expressing the concerns of the educated middle class of writers and readers. The good citizen when he opens his door in the evening must be banker, golfer, husband, father; not a nomad wandering the desert, a mystic staring at the sky, a debauchee in the slums of San Francisco, a soldier heading a revolution, a pariah howling with scepticism and solitude.

Else what end shall it have? They have fought to win heads, or scalps, or other trophies, and for honor or dignity, or purely for glory; this comes under the operation of vanity. All these fortuitous things, Marcia, that glitter about us - children, honours, wealth, spacious halls and vestibules packed with a throng of unadmitted, clients, a famous name, a high-born or beautiful wife, and all else that depends upon uncertain and fickle chance - these are not our own but borrowed trappings; not one of them is given to us outright.

The cases which have been selected are some of them also those of people who have been defeated, broken, and cowed down. He has no future; the future is even now invading our peace. What remains to be told of the fortunes of Captain Jones can be briefly despatched.

Do bring yourself to this - whenever you see them, let them remind you of your son and not of your grief! The time we live is much in only one way - if it is enough! Let us wear equality; but let us undress every night.

Legal and economic equality are absolutely necessary remedies for the Fall, and protection against cruelty. These were adopted by Dante and his contemporaries, and handed on to future generations of Italian writers.

Lieve Joris writes outstanding travel literature, and Geert van Istendael excels at passionate, witty, self-deprecating essayistic and fictional prose.

Peterare all so many objective creations; they stand before us in all the life of their characters, their feelings, and their habits. It is at once revealed and obscured.

To so gregarious a spirit the confinement was irksome. The first troubadours trovatori in Italianas these Occitan lyric poets were called, to practise in Italy were from elsewhere, but the high aristocracy of Lombardy was ready to patronise them.

She, during the first passion of grief, when its victims are most unsubmissive and most violent, made herself accessible to the philosopher Areus, the friend of her husband, and later confessed that she had gained much help from that source - more than from the Roman people, whom she was unwilling to sadden with this sadness of hers; more than from Augustus, who was staggering under the loss of one of his main supports, and was in no condition to be further bowed down by the grief of his dear ones; more than from her son Tiberius, whose devotion at that untimely funeral that made the nations weep kept her from feeling that she had suffered any loss except in the number of her sons.

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For how few families have endured even to the end with all members intact? Nathan der Weise shows that Lessing was involved in one of the central theological debates about religious revelation in 18th-century Germany, a debate in which he yielded neither to orthodoxy nor to superficial rationalism.

Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger—according to the way you react to it. But the conquerors were overcome linguistically by Geoffrey Chaucer, who by was writing poetry in a rough-but-mostly-understandable version of English.

Monna Vannahe created Symbolist poetic drama. People went slowly up the Rhine and did portraits of each other in Indian ink, sitting reading on deck beside a coil of rope; they measured the pyramids; were lost to civilization for years; converted negroes in pestilential swamps.

I myself have determined to battle with your grief, and your eyes that are wearied and worn - weeping now, if I may speak the truth, more from habit than from sorrow - shall be checked by measures that, if so it may be, you welcome, if not, even against your will, even though you hug and embrace the sorrow that you have kept alive in place of your son.

Do you choose, therefore, which of these two examples you think the more laudable. The crisis causes Roman emperor Nero to consider withdrawing Roman legions from England.

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And part of the bitterness which mixes with the sweetness of that message is due to the fact that it so seldom seems to be a message intended for us but rather something we have overheard.

Guido delle Colonne of Messinaone of the vernacular poets of the Sicilian school, composed the Historia destructionis Troiae.

I think much grossness will have evaporated. The sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret.

English words of French origin include: This time the book concludes with two untitled sections, the first on "Mr. The wire was spasmodically jerked by a cruel invisible hand. Certainly there is a good deal to be said for reading Twelfth Night in the book if the book can be read in a garden, with no sound but the thud of an apple falling to the earth, or of the wind ruffling the branches of the trees.Founded inUniversity of California Press, Journals and Digital Publishing Division, disseminates scholarship of enduring value.

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