What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Canons of Criticism: An Introduction to the Development of ..., Pages 1-94
C. W. Macfarlane
No preview available - 2017
Canons of Criticism: An Introduction to the Development of English Poetry
Charles William MacFarlane
No preview available - 2015
abstract agree agreement amusement appear attempts Austin beauty become bringing brought Byron character coincidence combination conceptions conceptions at remove concrete condition convey creating creation criterion criticism define definition degradation depends developed difference effect elements emotion employed essential evidence examples excellence existence expressing fact fail familiar Fanciful Poetry feel figure force forms genius give greater greatest hand healthfulness hence highest hold Humor idea images Imaginative intellectual latter less lines live manifest maximum means measure mental mind morn nature necessary needs never night notion operation particular Philosopher picture pleasure Poet Poet's poetic merit Poetry possible present Prose question quoted regard relations remove Repose represented result scene seeking seems seen Shakespeare Shelley similarity Sonnet speaking specific strong sublime substitution things thought tion transfiguration true truth turn vague winds Wordsworth write written
Page 64 - tis true I have gone here and there And made myself a motley to the view, Gored mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most dear, Made old offences of affections new.
Page 49 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale, She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Page 54 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines...
Page 65 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long...
Page 56 - Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge, And in the visitation of the winds, Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous heads, and hanging them With deafening clamour in the slippery clouds, That, with the hurly, death itself awakes?
Page 41 - FROM low to high doth dissolution climb, And sink from high to low, along a scale Of awful notes, whose concord shall not fail ; A musical but melancholy chime, Which they can hear who meddle not with crime, Nor avarice, nor over-anxious care. Truth fails not ; but her outward forms that bear The longest date do melt like frosty rime, That in the morning whitened hill and plain And is no more ; drop like the tower sublime Of yesterday, which royally did wear His crown of weeds, but could not even...
Page 93 - The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven, And, as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. Such tricks hath strong imagination, That, if it would but apprehend some joy, It comprehends some bringer of that joy; •• Or in the night, imagining some fear, How easy is a bush supposed a bear?
Page 24 - But, look, the morn in russet mantle clad, Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill.
Page 67 - Sir, I am a true labourer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm; and the 70 greatest of my pride is to see my ewes graze and my lambs suck.