A Study of English and American Writers, Vol. III; A Laboratory Method

A Study of English and American Writers, Vol. III; A Laboratory Method

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...her claymore indignantly draws; When her bonneted chieftains to victory crowd, Clanronald the dauntless, and Moray the proud, All plaided and plumed in their tartan array."--L0chiel's Warning. 2. Classical Finish-Correctness. In his "Pleasures of Hope," the long poem that first made him famous, and in most of his other poetry except half a dozen martial songs, Campbell manifests an almost slavish subservience to the literary traditions established by Pope and his school. Gosse remarks that when Campbell wrote "The Pleasures of Hope" he "had evidently seen no poetry more modern than that of Johnson, Goldsmith, and Rogers.... It was a tame, 'correct' essay in a mode already entirely outw0rn." Hazlitt, on the other hand, praises Campbell's "fastidious refinement" and "classic elegance." "Mr. Campbell conceives himself called upon," continues Hazlitt, "(in these days of critical nicety) to pay exact attention to the expression of each thought and to modulate each line into the most faultless harmony.... He seeks for perfection, and nothing evidently short of it can satisfy his mind...., There are passages in 'Gertrude of Wyoming' of so rare and ripe a beauty that they challenge, as they exceed, all praise." Jeffrey calls "Gertrude of Wyoming" "a polished and pathetic poem in the old style of English pathos and poetry.... It belongs to a class which comes near to our conception of pure and perfect poetry." Minto calls this predilection of Campbell for "correct" composition "the habit of elevated and elaborate expression formed at the University in accordance with the literary...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798651
  • 9781236798657