Impressions of Theophrastus Such: Essays & Leaves from a Notebook

 
9781484943687: Impressions of Theophrastus Such: Essays & Leaves from a Notebook

Those who remember the great influence over her life exerted by George Henry Lewes may be surprised at the conservatism, both of style and thought, which controls, if it does not characterize, her writings as an essayist.

In "The Impressions of Theophrastus Such," as in the "Leaves from a Note Book," and in her essays contributed to English reviews, she shows that unconsciously she is at bottom a "Low-Church" Englishwoman, governed by all the virtues which belong to good women in England through the heredity of a hundred generations of clean and virtuous lives.

In the literary history of England and of civilization she belongs to a period of storm and stress when great contending forces met in a struggle which seemed full of promise or of menace, as those who viewed it were inspired by courage or depressed by timidity.

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CONTENTS

IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH
I. Looking Inward 1
II. Looking Backward 12
III. How We Encourage Research 26
IV. A Man Surprised At His Originality 39
V. A Too Deferential Man 47
VI. Only Temper 55
VII. A Political Molecule 62
VIII. The Watch-Dog of Knowledge 66
IX. A Half-Breed 73
X. Debasing The Moral Currency 80
XI. The Wasp Credited with the Honeycomb 87
XII. "So Young!" 98 XIII. How We Come to Give Ourselves False Testimonials, and Believe in Them 103
XIV. The Too Ready Writer 111
XV. Diseases of Small Authorship 119
XVI. Moral Swindlers 128
XVII. Shadows of the Coming Race 136
XVIII. The Modern Hep! Hep! Hep! 142

ESSAYS
Preface to the Essays 165\
Worldliness And Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young 167
German Wit: Henry Heine 223
Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming 267
The Influence Of Rationalism: Lecky's History 300
The Grammar Of Ornament. 318
The Natural History Of German Life 321
Three Months In Weimar 357
Address To Working Men, By Felix Holt. 376

LEAVES FROM A NOTE-BOOK
Authorship 392
Judgments On Authors 398
Story-telling 401
Historic Imagination 404
Value In Originality 406
To The Prosaic All Things Are Prosaic 407
"Dear Religious Love" 408
We Make Our Own Precedents 409
Birth Of Tolerance 410
Felix Qui Non Potuit 411
Divine Grace A Real Emanation 412
A "Fine Excess" Feeling Is Energy 413

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