Impressions of Theophrastus Such: Miscellaneous Essays

Estes and Lauriat, 1894 - 342 頁
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This book has a bad reputation. It suffers from two things: it is not a dense novel with sociological sweep and thematic depth (that is, it is not make the major statement that both "Silas Marner" and ... 閱讀評論全文

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

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Released in 1879, this was Eliot's last published work. Via protagonist Theophrastus Such, Eliot commented on society, especially the arts, drawing on her own experiences with the speculation that circulated about her during her life. 閱讀評論全文

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第 203 頁 - I say the truth in Christ; I lie not, (my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,) that I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh...
第 231 頁 - Nor dare she trust a larger lay, But rather loosens from the lip Short swallow-flights of song, that dip Their wings in tears, and skim away.
第 203 頁 - Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh : who are Israelites ; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises : whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, Who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
第 243 頁 - Probably, if we could ascertain the images called up by the terms " the people," " the masses," " the proletariat," " the peasantry," by many who theorize on those bodies with eloquence, or who legislate without eloquence, we should find that they indicate almost as small an amount of concrete knowledge — that they are as far from completely representing the complex facts summed up in the collective term, as the railway images of our non-locomotive gentleman. How little the real characteristics...
第 19 頁 - I might have given it some needful theoretic clew ; or I might have poured forth poetic strains which would have anticipated theory, and seemed a voice from " the prophetic soul of the wide world dreaming of things to come ; " or I might have been one of those benignant lovely souls who, without astonishing the public and posterity, make a happy difference in the lives close around them, and in this way lift the average of earthly joy...
第 232 頁 - She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love : A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye ! — Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be ; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me...
第 246 頁 - Sue's idealized proletaires, in encouraging the miserable fallacy that high morality and refined sentiment can grow out of harsh social relations, ignorance, and want ; or that the working-classes are in a condition to enter at once into a millennial state of altruism, wherein every one is caring for everyone else, and no one for himself.
第 28 頁 - To my father's mind the noisy teachers of revolutionary doctrine were, to speak mildly, a variable mixture of the fool and the scoundrel ; the welfare of the nation lay in a strong Government which could maintain order ; and I was accustomed • to hear him utter the word " Government" in a tone that charged it with awe, and made it part of my effective religion, in contrast with the word
第 212 頁 - Liebesspende Doch lachend gab man mir nur kaltes Hassen. Und immer irrte ich nach Liebe, immer Nach Liebe, doch die Liebe fand ich nimmer, Und kehrte um nach Hause, krank und trübe. Doch da bist du entgegen mir gekommen, Und ach ! was da in deinem Aug geschwommen, Das war die süße, langgesuchte Liebe.
第 245 頁 - Art is the nearest thing to life ; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellow men beyond the bounds of our personal lot.