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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... by the meanest and most negligent expressions ; and if magnificence ' or beauty is ever to be observed in them , it must have been introduced from some other motive than that of adapting the style to the subject .
which , a style can never appear beautiful or exalted , and is The low - bred heroes , and interesting rustics of poetry , have adapted to the purposes of poetry , by having been long conse no sort of affinity to the real vulgar of this ...
To an author of reading and education , it is a style that must always be assumed and unnatural , and one from which he will be perpetually tempted to deviate . He will rise , therefore , every now and then , above the level to which ...
The qualities of style and imagery , however , form but a small part of the characteristics by which a literary faction is to be diftinguished . The subject and object of their compositions , and the principles and opinions they are ...
... by any means , fo bad as might have been expected from such a note ; though there are fome passages , in which a patriotic zeal for neglecte 1 English authors has made him copy their style a little too faithtully .
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