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Poetry and National Character: The Leslie Stephen Lecture Delivered at Cambridge on 13 May 1915 William Macneile Dixon

Poetry and National Character: The Leslie Stephen Lecture Delivered at Cambridge on 13 May 1915

William Macneile Dixon

Published June 9th 2017
ISBN : 9781331668824
60 pages
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Excerpt from Poetry and National Character: The Leslie Stephen Lecture Delivered at Cambridge on 13 May 1915There are times, wrote Leslie Stephen, when we feel that we would rather have the actual sounds, the downright utterance of an agonised human... MoreExcerpt from Poetry and National Character: The Leslie Stephen Lecture Delivered at Cambridge on 13 May 1915There are times, wrote Leslie Stephen, when we feel that we would rather have the actual sounds, the downright utterance of an agonised human being than the far away echo of passion set up in the artistic We tire of the skilfully prepared sentiment, the pretty fancies, the unreal imaginations, and long for the harsh, crude substantial fact, the actual utterance of men struggling in the dire grasp of unmitigated realities. Such a desire would be satisfied to-day, for we stand in the grasp of these realities- and perhaps nothing is, perhaps nothing should be further from our thoughts than matters of literature and art, the pretty fancies, the unreal imaginations. Our forward youth, as in Marvells Ode, have at their countrys call forsaken the Muses.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.