Culture & Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism ; and Friendship's Garland, Being the Conversations, Letters, and Opinions of the Late Arminius, Baron Von Thunder-ten-Tronckh
Macmillan, 1894 - Culture - 364 pages
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Page 119 - Let no man deceive you with vain words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Page 38 - ... who have laboured to divest knowledge of all that was harsh, uncouth, difficult, abstract, professional, exclusive; to humanise it, to make it efficient outside the clique of the cultivated and learned, yet still remaining the best knowledge and thought of the time, and a true source, therefore, of sweetness and light.
Page 145 - Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Page 16 - And thus culture begets a dissatisfaction which is of the highest possible value in stemming the common tide of men's thoughts in a wealthy and industrial community, and which saves the future, as one may hope, from being vulgarized, even if it cannot save the present.
Page 35 - We all recollect the famous verse in our translation: "Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?" Franklin makes this : " Does your Majesty imagine that Job's good conduct is the effect of mere personal attachment and affection...
Page 63 - ... the qualities of its mean and of its excess, and on the whole, of course, as human nature is constituted, inclining rather towards the excess than the mean. Of its excess no better representative can possibly be imagined than a Dissenting minister from Walsall, who came before the public in connection with the proceedings at Birmingham of Mr. Murphy, already mentioned. Speaking in the midst of an irritated population of Catholics, this Walsall gentleman exclaimed : "I say, then, away with the...
Page 214 - ... to preserve, while they can be preserved, pure and untainted, the ancient, inbred integrity, piety, good nature, and good humour of the people of England...
Page 14 - ... but machinery? Now almost every voice in England is accustomed to speak of these things as if they were precious ends in themselves, and therefore had some of the characters of perfection indisputably joined to them. I have before now noticed Mr.
Page 85 - ... persons who are mainly led, not by their class spirit, but by a general humane spirit, by the love of human perfection ; and that this number is capable of being diminished or augmented.
Page xi - The whole scope of the essay is to recommend culture as the great help out of our present difficulties ; culture being a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world ; and through this knowledge, turning a stream of fresh and free thought upon our stock notions and habits, which we now follow staunchly but mechanically, vainly imagining that there is a virtue in following them staunchly...