The Dublin Review. Vol. III

The Dublin Review. Vol. III

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...he had particularly studied Spinoza and Fichte; but he afterwards struck out for himself an original path, by labouring to unite philosophy with religion; and so the fragments which exist of the New Platonists, as well as the writings of the Mystics, were in this respect of great importance to him. His knowledge in mathematics, as well as in the mechanical arts, especially mining, was considerable. On the other hand, in the real or higher arts, he had taken but slight interest. Of music he was very fond, although he possessed but a superficial acquaintance with it. To sculpture and painting his attention had been but little drawn, although upon all these arts he could express the most original ideas, and the loftiest perceptions. Thus I remember a discussion we had upon landscape-painting, in which I could not coincide with his views; yet these views I afterwards found in a great measure realized by the excellent landscape-painter, Frederick of Dresden, out of the rich stores of his poetical genius. In poetry he was quite as much a stranger--he had read but few poets, and had paid little attention to criticism, and the ordinary systems of poetical art. ' Thus, uncontaminated by examples, he discovered a new path of poetical representation; and in the variety of his views, in his conception of love, and faith in love, which was at once his teacher, his philosophy, and religion--in the fact that his whole poetry and all its meditations are coloured by one great event of his life, by a deep sorrow for a mighty loss, he alone resembles, among all moderns, the sublime Dante; and like him he sings an unfathomably mystic song, very unlike that of many imitators, who think mysticism an ornament, which they can put on and take off at...
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  • English
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