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Four Victorian Poets; A Study of Clough free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTORY WHEN Byron and Shelley died, the impulse given to poetry by the ideas concerning man, which we now call democratic, was exhausted for a time in English poetry. At the same time the impulse given to poetry by the hatred of them had also been exhausted. There was no passion for or against these ideas left in the nation. And England, thus deprived of animating conceptions concerning man--derived either from the far past or from the present--sank into a dreary commonplace. Then Keats, who had felt this exhaustion before the death of Bryon and Shelley, finding no ideas in the present, recovered for poetry the ideas of the past. Ke called on England to live for beauty, and bade her -find it in the myths of Greece, and in the stories of romance. In these, he thought--recast so as to manifest the power of love, truth, and beauty--the poet would receive into his heart the impassionating ideas of the past, realise the deep emotion he needed for his work, and give to men the high pleasure which is the use and honour of his art. He has done that for us, he has secured to English poetry a devotion to beauty. But in his own time his effort failed. There was no response. Charmed he never so wisely, England, a deaf adder, stopped her ears. The poetry of Keats awakened no new poetic life in the England of his time- it had no children then. There was one man, however, who might be called a younger brother of Keats, and whom we cannot class among those who merely kept poetry alive in the vears which followed the deaths of Shelley, Byron, and Keats. Charles Wells stands on a higher level than the poets of that weak parenthesis which ended with the rise of Browning and Tennyson in the famous years of 1830 to 1833, when romance was re-bo

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Author : Stopford Augustus Brooke
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230262431
EAN : 9781230262437
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Number of Pages : 68 pages
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    . This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated