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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Their most distinguishing fymbol , is undoubtedly an affectation of great fimplicity and familiarity of language . They disdain to make ufe of the common poetical phraseology , or to ennoble their diction by a selection of fine or ...
The language of the vulgar , on the otber ginary beings , whose characters and language are in contrafs hand , has all the opposite afilociations to contend with ; and must with their Etuation , and please those who can be ...
Next after great familiarity of language , there is nothing that appears to them so meritorious as perpetual exaggeration of thought . There must be nothing moderate , natural , or easy , about their sentiments .
Of the many contrivances they employ to give the appearance of uncommon force and animation to a very ordinary conception , the most usual is , to wrap it up in a veil of mysterious and unintelligible language , which flows past with so ...
... and it is evident , that the author means a great part of his eloquence to be performed in that expressive way , as he has introduced a considerable portion of dialogue , which in mere language is almost insignificant .
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