The Romantics Reviewed: Contemporary Reviews of British Romantic Writers. Part A: The Lake Poets - Volume II
Donald H. Reiman
Routledge, Aug 24, 2017 - Literary Criticism - 485 pages
First published in 1972, this volume contains contemporary British periodical reviews of the Lake Poets, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey and Lamb, in publications from the Edinburgh Review to Variety.
Introductions to each periodical provide brief sketches of each publication as well as names, dates and bibliographical information. Headnotes offer bibliographical data of the reviews and suggested approaches to studying them.
This book will be of interest to those studying the Romantics and English literature.
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It is in such passages , accordingly , that we are most frequently offended with low and inelegant expressions ; and that the language , which was intended to be simple and aatural , is found oftenest to degenerate into mere ...
... fitted for their fairly be presumed to be better than that of their inferiors : at expression , can still more rarely form any part of their ordinary any rate , it has all those affociations in its favour , by means of conversation ...
... it may yet be worth while to mention : This is the extreme difficulty of supporting the same low tone of expression throughout , and the inequality that is consequently introduced in to the texture of the composition .
Another source of beauty , which extends only to the more instructed class of readers , is that which con fists in the judicious or happy application of expressions which have been fanctified by the use of famous writers , or which bear ...
... can scarcely avoid believing that he is eminently original and impressive : --All sorts of commonplace notions and expressions are sanctified in his eyes , by the sublime ends for which they are employed ; and the mystical verbiage ...
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Donald H. Reiman
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