The Critic Volume 1

The Critic Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...both of true poetry and true science. None knows better than the true, large man of science, that actual knowledge is but an infinitesimal globe, with a thin atmosphere of conjecture, --the whole swinging in an infinite space, outside, unknown, --that it is through the poet's faculty of imagination that all his hope of further conquest in this outer world lies; and none knows better than the true, large poet that all value in his art lies in his anchorage in fact. He is bound to fact by the laws of gravitation. Emerson saw this, and always welcomed science, but had no fear of poetry. Wordsworth brought the poetic world back to outward nature and the facts of common life. Emerson, more than any other, has brought us back to the facts of intellectual life as these are touched and acted on by nature. The additions in the present volume are all good illustrations of his tendency and growth in this direction. Bishop Bryennios's Discovery. No Discovery of recent years has awakened more general interest among those who allow that Christianity has any claim upon the attention of educated men, than the contents of five leaves of parchment lately unearthed among the little-known treasures of a library in Constantinople. They display the industrious work of a copyist of the Eleventh Century, who took pains thus to renew the life of several very early Christian documents. The entire manuscript discovered consisted of 120 leaves of such writing. Some of these, the learned finder, Philotheos Bryennios, now Metropolitan of Nicomedia, gave to the world in 1875. They filled gaps in MSS. already known, and supplemented previous editions of the same texts. But the most important part of the whole was reserved for thorough and repeated study, and has appeared within a...show more

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  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 871g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636791
  • 9781236636799