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Celtic Literature

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"[...]volume, - remarks which were the original cause of Mr. Owen's writing to me, and must have been fully present to his mind when he read my letter, - the shortcomings both of the Celtic race, and of the Celtic students of its literature and antiquities, are unreservedly marked, and, so far as is necessary, blamed. \'7b0b\'7d It was, indeed, not my purpose to make blame the chief part of what I said; for the Celts, like other people, are to be meliorated rather by developing their gifts than by chastising their defects. The wise man, says
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"[...]volume, - remarks which were the original cause of Mr. Owen's writing to me, and must have been fully present to his mind when he read my letter, - the shortcomings both of the Celtic race, and of the Celtic students of its literature and antiquities, are unreservedly marked, and, so far as is necessary, blamed. \'7b0b\'7d It was, indeed, not my purpose to make blame the chief part of what I said; for the Celts, like other people, are to be meliorated rather by developing their gifts than by chastising their defects. The wise man, says Spinoza admirably, 'de humana impotentia non nisi parce loqui curabit, at largiter de humana virtute seupotentia.' But so far as condemnation of Celtic failure was needful towards preparing the way for the growth of Celtic virtue, I used condemnation.

The Times, however, prefers a shorter and sharper method of dealing with the Celts, and in a couple of leading articles, having the Chester Eisteddfod and my letter to Mr. Hugh Owen for their text, it developed with great frankness, and in its usual forcible style, its own views for the amelioration of Wales and its people. Cease to do evil, learn to do good, was the upshot of its exhortations to the Welsh; by evil, the Times understanding all things Celtic, and by good, all things English. 'The Welsh language is the curse of Wales. Its prevalence, and the[...]".

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  • ISBN-13: 9781500266141
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/20/2014
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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