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General Books, 2013 - Počet stran: 86
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter viii. waking dreams and waking sadness. I did hear you talk Far above singing! After you were gone I grew acquainted with my heart! and search'd What stirred it so: alas! I found it love. Beaumont And Fletcher: Philaster. The sweet thoughts, the sure hopes, thy protested faith will cause me to embrace thy shadow constantly in mine arms, of the which by strong imagination I will make a substance. Lvly: Alexander and Campaspe. Bello il tuo manto, o divo cielo; e bella Sei tu, rorida terra. Ahi di cotesta Infinita belta parte nessuna Alia misera Saffo i numi e l'empia Sorte non fenno. Giacomo Leopardi: Canti. 'When Isola was sufficiently recovered, she told Harry vaguely of having seen Ranthorpe (which Harry knew, as it was he who had informed Ranthorpe of her retreat), and that they had "met for the last time." Then begged him never to refer to the subject again. From the manner in which she spoke, he was completely deceived as to the nature of their interview. He believed that Ranthorpe's presence had only recalled a poignant sense of his treachery; and that probably they had come to bitter altercations on the subject. But she seemed shattered by the blow. She rarely smiled, and never laughed. She was perpetually plunged in reverie, from which she aroused herself by a long and painful sigh. Poor Leo was neglected; but with the marvellous sagacity which dogs display, he seemed to understand her grief, to sympathize with it, and respect it. His large eyes were constantly fixed on her in mournful lovingness, and he would gently lick her hand as if to reassure and comfort her; but she seemed seldom aware of his presence. Harry, deceived by her words, never interpreted these reveries aright, and seldom remarked them. He knew that she...

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Today Lewes is remembered primarily as the consort of George Eliot, with whom he lived---but never married---from 1854 until his death. Because he had condoned his wife Agnes's adulterous relationship with T. L. Hunt, Lewes was unable to obtain a divorce. In 1850 Agnes bore the first of four of Hunt's children, whom Lewes adopted as his own. Lewes was well known and respected as an intellectual, traveling in the most progressive and free-thinking society that Victorian London could offer. Always a great encourager of the somewhat retiring Eliot, he was also a prolific author in his own right, making significant contributions in philosophy and literary criticism. He was the author of one of the first books in English on the philosophy of Auguste Comte, Comte's Philosophy of Science (1853), and wrote essays on a number of topics, including Hegelian aesthetics, political economy, and popular drama. Lewes's Biographical History of Philosophy (1845), notable for its adherence to Thomas Carlyle's dictum that history is made up of the "biographies of great men," is devoted to the Victorian (and Comtean) notion of progressive change. The best-known literary criticism by Lewes is the excellent Life and Works of Goethe (1855), which he researched, with Eliot's assistance, in Germany in 1854--55. Outside of criticism, philosophy, and science---his last work, unfinished at his death but completed by Eliot, was the multivolume Problems of Life and Mind (1874)---Lewes's writings were not overly popular. Under the pseudonym Slingsby Lawrence, he wrote a number of plays, none of which fared well. He also wrote two novels, Ranthorpe (1847) and Rose, Blanche, and Violet (1848), neither of which were well received, although the first is an interesting example of the Bildungsroman and is written in imitation of Goethe. In the 1860s Lewes served briefly as editor for both Cornhill Magazine and Fortnightly Review. Criticism of Lewes is based primarily on his relationship with George Eliot, whose literary star considerably outshines his. His ideas on philosophy, the social sciences, and physiology have long been superseded, but, as a contributor to the vibrant intellectual milieu of his age, it is difficult to find his equal.

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