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11. Family, Education-Studies - Reading-Habits-- Position-Character-Audience
-Friendships-Quarrels-Harmony of his life and talent...
matic theories of Dryden-His judgment of the old English theatre-His judg-
VI. Dryden as a writer-Kind, scope, and limits of his mind-Clumsiness in flattery
and obscenity-Heaviness in dissertation and discussion-Vigor and funda-
poems of Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, The Medal-Religious poems,
classic ages-Dryden's manner of writing-Sustained and oratorical diction., 38.:
Adaptations-Imitations-Tales and letters-Faults-Merits-Gravity of his
Alexander's Feast, a song in honor of St. Cecilia's Day.....
Brutality of the people--Gin Riots-Corruption of the great- Political manners
-Treachery under William III. and Anne-Venality under Walpole and Buto
polish and morality-Gay's Beggars' Opera–His elegance and satire........ 389
it ends in a revolution-Moral sense in England; how it ends in a reformation. 391
Parliamentary eloquence-Its energy and harshness-Lord Chatham-Junius-Fox
Reynolds' and Lely's portraits-Contrary doctrines and tendencies in France
Addison and Swift in their epoch--Wherein they are alike and unlile..
Letter from Italy to Lord Halifax-Remarks on Italy--Dialogues on
Medals-Campaign-Gentleness and kindness--Success and happiness.... 413
men and business habits-Nobility of his character and conduct-Elevation
the pleasantness and usefulness of his writings ...
V. The literary man-Harmony of morality and elegance--The style that suits men of
the world--Merits of this style-Inconveniences-Addison as a critic-His
Coverley—The religious and the poetical sentiment-Vision of Mirsa—How
1. Swift's début-CharacterPride-Sensitiveness—His life in Sir William Tem-
ple's house--At Lord Berkeley's Political life-Influence-Failure-Private
life-Lovemaking--Despair and insanity...
III, The pamphleteer-How literature now concerns itself with politics-- Difference of
parties and pamphlets in France and England-Conditions of the literary pamph-
invective-Personal defamation- Incisive common sense-Grave irony: 141
Characteristic of the English novel-How it differs from others...
old and modern realists-Works-Career-Aim-Robinson Crusoe—How this
novels are moral fictions and studies of character-Connection of the essay and
-Talent, minuteness, combinations-Pamela-Her mood-Principles-The
VI. Smollett-Roderick Random-Peregrine Pickle-Comparison of Smollett and
Le Sage-Conception of life-Harshness of his heroes-Coarseness of his
pictures-Standing out of his characters - Humphrey Clinker ...
-Sensibility-Obscenity-Why he depicts the diseases and degeneracies of human
1. Rule and realm of the classical spirit-Its characters, works, scope, and limits
How it is centred in Pope....
- Personal appearance-Mode of life-Character-Mediocrity of his passions
III. Epistle of Eloisa to Abelard—What the passions become in artificial poetry-The
Rape of the Lock-Society and the language of society in France and England
dua work of the Classical spirit- The Essay on Mar- His deism and optimism
Value of nis conceptions - How they are connected witb the dominals
of the Iliad--Change of taste during the past century.
pastoral impossible in northern climates.- Conception of !he corintry natura! .
return to nature took place earlier in England than in France-Sterne-
I. Changes in society-Rise of democracy, The French Revolution--Desire of
getting un-Changes in the human mind-New notion of causes German philos
III. Conservative rule in England-At first the Revolution affects the style only-
Cowper-Sickly refinement-Despair-Madness Retirement, The Taske
The Romantic school-Its pretensions, Its tentatives—The two ideas of modern
literaturp-Histors enter into literature Lamb. Coleridge. Southev. Moore
Sir Walter Scott- Education-Antiquarian studies-Aristocratic tastes-Life
Painting of the moral life in the vulgar life-Introduction of the colorless
I. The Man-Family-Impassioned character-Precocious loves--Life of excess
Combative character-Revolt against opinion-English Bards and Scotch
opinion-Departure-Political life in Italy-Sorrows and violence...
II) His short poems-Oratorical manner-Melodramatic effects—Truth of his descrip-
tions of scenery-Sincerity of sentiments-Pictures of sad and extreme emotions
the Edda and Shakspeare-Darkness.
Goethe-Symbolical and philosophical character of Faust- Wherein Byron
moral canceptions vary-Life and morals of the south-Beppo-Don Juan-
- Naturalness and variety of his style-Excess and wearing out of his poetic
II. The Renaissance-How it manifested the national mind-The Reformation-How
it fixed the ideal—The Restoration-How it imported classical culture and mis-
What forces have produced the present civilization, and are working out the futura
II. The hypocrite-Mr. Pecksniff-Wherein he is English-Comparison of Pecksniff
and Tartuffe-The positive man-Mr. Gradgrind— The proud man-Mr. Dom-
IV. The ideal man according to Dickens-Wherein this conception corresponds to a
public need-Opposition of culture and nature in England-Reassertion of sen,
L' Abundance and excellence of novels of manners in England-Supenority of Dickens
V. Solidity and
precision of this satirical conception-Resemblance of Thackeray and