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Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,541 / 344 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 812
Added to site: 2009.11.12
mnybks.net#: 25784
Genre: Essays
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of looking at everything and every writer in conjunction with their analogues and their opposites in the same and other literatures. This constant reference of comparison may indeed stand in the way of those flowing deliverances of personal opinion, in more or less agreeable language, which are perhaps, or rather certainly, what is most popular in criticism; I do not think that they will ever stand in the way of criticism proper. As I understand that long and difficult art, its end, as far as the individual is concerned, is to provide the mind with a sort of conspectus of literature, as a good atlas thoroughly conned provides a man with a conspectus of the orbis terrarum. To the man with a geographical head, the mention of a place at once suggests its bearings to other places, its history, its products, all its relations in short; to the man with a critical head, the mention of a book or an author should call up a similar mental picture. The picture, indeed, will never be as complete in the one insta

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