Sartor Resartus. on Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History

Sartor Resartus. on Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... The Hero As Poet C5 Dante; Shakspeare. LECTURE IV. The Hero As Priest 95 Luther; Reformation: Knox; Puritanism. LECTURE V. The Hero As Man Op Letters 127 Johnson, Rousseau, Burns. LECTURE VI. TnE Hero As King 101 Cromwell, Napoleon: Modern Revolutionism. Summary 201 Index To Heroes..................... 213 HEROES, AND HERO-WORSHIP. LECTURE I. Tuesday, 5th May 1840. THE HERO AS DIVINITY. ODIN. PAGANISM: SCANDINAVIAN MYTHOLOGY. We have undertaken to discourse here for a little on Great Men, their manner of appearance in our world's business, how they have shaped themselves in the world's history, what ideas men formed of them, what work they did;--on Heroes, namely, and on their reception and performance; what I call Hero-worship and the Heroic in human affairs. Too evidently this is a large topic; deserving quite another treatment than we can expect to give it at present. A large topic; indeed, an illimitable one; wide as Universal History itself. For, as I take it Universal History, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here. They were the leaders of men, these great ones; the modellers, patterns, and in a wide sense creators, of whatsoever the general mass of men contrived to do or to attain; all things that we see standing accomplished in the world are properly the outer material result, the practical realisation and embodiment, of Thoughts that dwelt in the Great Men sent into the world: the soul of the whole world's history, it may justly be considered, were the history of these. I Too clearly it is a topic we shall do no justice to in this place! One comfort is, that Great Men, taken up in any way, are profitable company. We cannot look, however imperfectly, upon a...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496000
  • 9781236496003