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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 114 0 Browse Search
James Russell Lowell, Among my books 80 0 Browse Search
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George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 46 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises 38 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 32 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 30 0 Browse Search
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James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Dante. (search)
in has been thought by some unworthy of Dante, as Shakespeare's doggerel English epitaph has been thought unwora universality unparalleled except in the case of Shakespeare, perhaps more remarkable if we consider the abstravitation. But this is as idle as the claim that Shakespeare had discovered the circulation of the blood beforn, he was an idealist, and so far a Platonist, as Shakespeare might be proved to have been by his sonnets. Butresentative men as Voltaire and Goethe (nay, even Shakespeare) by the intellectual and moral fermentation of thmetimes as looking for, sometimes as seeing (like Shakespeare's There is no speculation in those eyes), sombeen in a certain sense provincial,—Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, Burns, Scott in the Heart of Midlothian atorio, XVI. 67, 68. It is the same thought which Shakespeare puts in the mouth of Ulysses:— Degree being upward path. But we cannot help thinking that if Shakespeare be the most comprehensive intellect, so Dante is
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Spenser (search)
ng that Nash had called him an ass, probably gave Shakespeare the hint for one of the most comic touches in thety Do wander up and down despised of all. Compare Shakespeare's LXVI. Sonnet. And again in his Mother Hubberd'passionate vox humana! It might almost seem as if Shakespeare had typified all this in Miranda, when she cries nd Porrex to the Damascus pliancy of Fletcher and Shakespeare. It was he that Taught the dumb on high to sne of the last stanza cited above was clinging in Shakespeare's ear when he wrote those exquisite verses in Mid, Phoebus replied, and touched my trembling ears. Shakespeare had read and remembered this pastoral. Compare All thy friends are lapt in lead. It is odd that Shakespeare, in his apt in lead, is more Spenserian than Spenot have regretted the plundered abbeys as perhaps Shakespeare did when he speaks of the winter woods as bare ruer of versification, and not only did Marlowe and Shakespeare learn of him, but I have little doubt that, but f
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Wordsworth. (search)
early to learn portions of the best English poets by heart, so that at an early age he could repeat large portions of Shakespeare, Milton, and Spenser. I think this more than doubtful, for I find no traces of the influence of any of these poets of its growth gave a safe pledge of its durability, He died on the 23d of April, 1850, the anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. We have thus briefly sketched the life of Wordsworth, —a life uneventful even for a man of letters; a life like th T. C., Vol. I. pp. 5-6. Wordsworth found fault with the repetition of the concluding sound of the participles in Shakespeare's line about bees: The singing masons building roofs of gold. This, he said, was a line that Milton never would haom laid bare, and otherwise visible only at exceptional moments of entire calm and clearness. Of no other poet except Shakespeare have so many phrases become household words as of Wordsworth. If Pope has made current more epigrams of worldly wisdo
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Milton. (search)
h Milton. Having told us fairly enough how Shakespeare, on his last visit to London, perhaps saw Mn evening . . . . was that; and how Ben and Shakespeare be-tongued each other, while the others lisose, like some of the corrupted passages of Shakespeare. We are particularly thankful to him for hds. His imagination seldom condenses, like Shakespeare's, in the kindling flash of a single epitheg his notes and his Introduction. Walker's Shakespeare's Versification would have been a great hel Italian, esperis and espirs in Old French. Shakespeare, in the verse Hath put a spirit of youtas been written about imperfect measures in Shakespeare, and of the admirable dramatic effect produeliberate design of the poets. Marlowe and Shakespeare, the two best metrists among them, have givts of catching mice at the edge of a hole. Shakespeare would have understood this. Milton would hh drama is naught, learned Jonson, sweetest Shakespeare, and the rest notwithstanding, and he will [4 more...]
James Russell Lowell, Among my books, Keats. (search)
of Keats. He translated the twelve books of the Aeneid, read Robinson Crusoe and the Incas of Peru, and looked into Shakespeare. He left school in 1810, with little Latin and no Greek, but he had studied Spence's Polymetis, Tooke's Pantheon, andly could have excited.—J. H. C., in Notes & Queries, 4th s. x. 157. Before long we find him studying Chaucer, then Shakespeare, and afterward Milton. But Chapman's translations had a more abiding influence on his style both for good and evil. ction of trover against every author who used his words. It is the man behind the words that gives them value, and if Shakespeare help himself to a verse or a phrase, it is with ears that have learned of him to listen that we feel the harmony of ththe intellectual ferment was in him kindled by a purely English leaven. He had properly no scholarship, any more than Shakespeare had, but like him he assimilated at a touch whatever could serve his purpose. His delicate senses absorbed culture at