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Appreciations, With an Essay on Style, 1910

By Pater, Walter Horatio

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Title: Appreciations, With an Essay on Style, 1910  
Author: Pater, Walter Horatio
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Publisher: The Victorian Prose Archive

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Victorian Literature

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Excerpts: SINCE all progress of mind consists for the most part in differentiation, in the resolution of an obscure and complex object into its component aspects, it is surely the stupidest of losses to confuse things which right reason has put asunder, to lose the sense of achieved distinctions, the distinction between poetry and prose, for instance, or, to speak more exactly, between the laws and characteristic excellences of verse and prose composition. On the other hand, those who have dwelt most emphatically on the distinction between prose and verse, prose and poetry, may sometimes have been tempted to limit the proper functions of prose too narrowly; and this again is at least false economy, as being, in effect, the renunciation of a certain means or faculty, in a world where after all we must needs make the most of things. Critical efforts to limit art a priori, by anticipations regarding the natural incapacity of the material with which this or that artist works, as the sculptor with solid form, or the prose-writer with the ordinary...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS STYLE 5 WORDSWORTH 39 COLERIDGE 65 CHARLES LAMB 105 SIR THOMAS BROWNE 124 ?LOVE?S LABOURS LOST? 161 ?MEASURE FOR MEASURE? 170 SHAKESPEARE?S ENGLISH KINGS 185 DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI 205 FEUILLET?S ?LA MORTE? 219 POSTSCRIPT 241

 

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