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George Saintsbury.

Walter Leuba

George Saintsbury.

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Published by Twayne Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Saintsbury, George, -- 1845-1933

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 120-126.

    SeriesTwayne"s English authors series -- v.56
    The Physical Object
    Pagination129p.;
    Number of Pages129
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23759398M

    To come back to that with which George Saintsbury. book began there is no doubt that the eighteenth century is the century of the letter with us. There is nothing in the least strange in this, even though as the present writer, who can speak with indifferent knowledge, still firmly holds the conception of the story itself in its greatest and unifying stage is probably if not certainly George Saintsbury. book. The latest standard edition of his letters, to which additions are still being made, is in sixteen well-filled volumes, and there are probably few readers of good taste and fair knowledge who would object if it could be extended to sixty. Transpose these two stories as the slow kind years will teach novelists inevitably to do into slightly different keys, introduce variations and episodes and codas, and you have the possibilities of a whole library of fiction, as big and as varied as any that has ever established itself for subscribers, and bigger than any that has ever offered itself as one collection to buyers. By common consent of all opinion worth attention that century was, in the two European literatures which were equally free from crudity and decadence—French and English—the very palmiest day of the art.

    The comeliest of black malts is, of course, that noble liquor called of Guinness. But it cannot be said to be much—it is a little—more interesting as a story than Parthenissa, and it is written in a most singular lingo—not displaying the racy quaintness of George Saintsbury. book elder contemporary and fellow-loyalist Urquhart, but a sort of Scotified and modernised Euphuism rather terrible to peruse. He retired from his professorship in But Jack Wilton the "traveller" is a little more of a person than the pedagogic Euphues and the shadowy Philautus. The dulness of modern Jack, in letters as elsewhere, arises from the fact that when he is not at work he is too desperately set on playing to have time for anything else. An "excruciatingly funny" letter runs the risk of being excruciating in a sadly literal sense.

    For the present purpose, however, filiation, origin, and such-like things are of much George Saintsbury. book importance than the actual stories that get themselves told to satisfy that demand which in due time is to produce the supply of the novel. Cowper's poetry has gone through not very strongly marked but rather curious variations of critical estimate. Review and ;If you love to drink wine, and love a good read, you have to get ahold of this book. But otherwise we must come down to Lucian and the East before we find the faculty.


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But the whole class has special interest for us in one peculiarity which makes it perhaps unreadable to any but students, and that George Saintsbury. book its saturation with the Elizabethan conceit and word-play which is sometimes called Euphuism.

There may be some unfortunates for whom they are too "mild": but we hardly reckon as arbiters of taste the people for whom even brandy George Saintsbury. book too mild unless you empty the cayenne cruet into it.

Ywain rides yet again to the magic fountain and performs the rite; there is no one to meet him; the castle rocks and the inmates quake. The French heroic romance, on the other hand, observed the most scrupulous propriety in language and situation: but aggravated the Amadisian troubling of the course of true love, and complicated everything, very frequently if not invariably, by an insinuated "key" interest of identification of the ancient personages selected as heroes and heroines with modern personages of quality and distinction.

Both hero and heroine—Havelok, who should be King of Denmark and Goldborough, who should be Queen of England—are ousted by their treacherous guardian-viceroys as infants; and Havelok is doomed to drowning by his tutor, the greater or at least bolder villain of the two.

And even when they are not suspected of positive immorality there is a too general idea [30] that they are frivolously and trivially didactic—the sort of thing that Mr.

Even regarded as an early attempt in the "picaresque" manner, it is abortive and only half organised. The Augustans are not usually thought God-like: but they have this of Gods, that they "lived easily.

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Besides, perry seems to me to be an abuse of that excellent creature the pear, whereas cider-apples furnish one of the most cogent arguments to prove that Providence had the production of alcoholic liquors directly in its eye.

It was shunned by most of the pusillanimous guests, but not by me, and it was excellent.

A LETTER BOOK

When the French "heroics" began to appear it was only natural that they should be translated, and scarcely less so that they should be imitated in England. But otherwise we must come down to Lucian and the East before we find the faculty. But Ornatus George Saintsbury.

book Artesia, if more modern, more decent, George Saintsbury. book less extravagant than Parismus, is nothing like so interesting to read. The unconscionable amount of talk and of writing "about it and about it" which Euphues and the minor Euphuist romances display is at least as prominent in the Arcadia: and this talk rarely takes a form congenial to the modern novel reader's demands.

It most honestly gives itself out as a translation no doubt from the Latin though there was an early Greek original and it deals briefly with the subject.

Always you want that of conversation—subtly differentiated. The manners they recommend are not those of any but a very exceptional "dancing master," they are those of a gentleman. Warner the supposed original of Thackeray's Parson Sampson for another and very different one.

In his letters to older folk, both men and women, qualities for which there was no room in the others arise—the thoughts of a statesman and a philosopher, the feelings of a being quite different from the callous, frivolous, sometimes [31] "insolent" [15] worldling who has been so often put in the place of the real Chesterfield.

He was certainly spiteful, and he had the particularly awkward—though from one point of view not wholly unamiable—peculiarity of being what may be called spiteful at second hand.

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