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Pictures of the Living Authors of Britain (Classic Reprint)
     

Pictures of the Living Authors of Britain (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Powell
 

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In Wordsworth's early life, he was, like his friends and compa nions, Coleridge and Southey, a firm approver Of the progressive feeling. Then developing itself in the French Revolution; but the poet's heart is a reverent humanity, and when religion and life were trampled under foot, he recoiled from the

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Excerpt from Pictures of the Living Authors of Britain

In Wordsworth's early life, he was, like his friends and compa nions, Coleridge and Southey, a firm approver Of the progressive feeling. Then developing itself in the French Revolution; but the poet's heart is a reverent humanity, and when religion and life were trampled under foot, he recoiled from the brotherhood. His poetry, however, did not sufficiently include philosophy, otherwise he would have naturally accounted for this violent reaction! Tyranny and priestcraft are the parents Of anarchy and blasphemy Nor can they with justice reproach their Offspring. Many of the excesses of that ferocious movement were caused, or certainly heightened by the conduct Of the European powers. Forbearance and calmness would have softened the worst acts Of that stormy period, while provocation drove the nation mad. Terrible volume, printed for our warning, with blood for ink, with human bones for type!

We do not mention these great excitements as detracting from the poetical claims of the poets of the revolutionary era.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331493617
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
04/20/2017
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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