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Complete Works of Robert Browning Volume 5, with Variant Readings & Annotations.

Robert Browning

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ISBN 10: 082140220X / ISBN 13: 9780821402207
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Title: Complete Works of Robert Browning Volume 5, ...

Publisher: Ohio.

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... gotten worthies, though he sometimes forgets to address any remarks to them after first having dragged them forth to furnish a text for his discussion. In his talk with Bernard de Mandeville he continues the ever-fresh topic of the relations between good and evil, already, one would think, thoroughly treated in the last of" Ferishtah's Fancies." However, though the conclusions are identical with those reached before, it is here presented in a guise sufficiently different to enthrall the attention. From the ninth stanza to the end is a passage that may be compared with "The Sun" for its suggestion of the double significance of the sun-symbol, its scientific aspect as the cause of cosmic evolution, and its spiritual significance as a symbol of the cause of mental evolution; but in this the thought rolls out in a splendid burst of rich complex music rarely equalled in Browning since the magnificent closing passage of "Paracelsus" describing similar grand processes of nature. Subtle moral problems, one of love, the other of statecraft, are the central thoughts of "Daniel Bartoli" and "Bubb Dodington." The first has, aside from its moral problem, all the charm of a romantic story; but the second is such a fiendishly clever bit of sarcasm and sophistry combined that it requires one's wits to be at their sharpest to detect all the implications. The remaining parleys all touch upon some phase of art. The text of the preachment in "Christopher Smart" might be Emerson's saying, "Unless to thought is added will, Apollo is an imbecile." The poet who depends upon sudden inspirations for the direct revealment of beauty will accomplish little for the good of humanity. To this must be added the will to use these revelations of strength and beauty as a means to an end, rather than t...

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Euripides is thought to have lived between 485 and 406 BC. He is considered to be one of the three great dramatists of Ancient Greece, alongside Aeschylus and Sophocles. He is particularly admired by modern audiences and readers for his astute and balanced depiction of human behavior. "Medea" is his most famous work.

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