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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... there can be little doubt , that their doctrines are of German origin , and have been derived from some of the great modern reformers in that country . Some of their leading principles , indeed , are probably of an earlier date ...
The antisocial principles , and distempered sensibility of Rousseau -- his discontent with the present constitution of societyhis paradoxical morality , and his perpetual hankerings after some unattainable state of voluptuous virtue and ...
The subject and object of their compositions , and the principles and opinions they are calculated to support , constiLute a far more important criterion , and one to which it is usually altogether altogether as easy to refer .
... characterised by a strong spirit of originality , of pathos , and natural feeling ; and recommended to all good minds by the clear impression which they bore of the amiable dispositions and virtuous principles of the author .
... truth in his judgment of what constitutes the charm of poetry , than we had previously imaginal -- and shall institute a more serious and respectful inquiry into liis principles of composition than we have yet thought necessary .
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