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Page 472 - Ibsen's characters speak and act as if they were hypnotised, and under their creator's imperious demand to reveal themselves. There never was such a mirror held up to nature before : it is too terrible. . . . Yet we must return to Ibsen, with his remorseless surgery, his remorseless electric-light, until we, too, have grown strong and learned to face the naked if necessary, the flayed and bleeding reality." SPEAKER (London). VOL. I. "A DOLL'S HOUSE...
Page 472 - PEER GYNT: A DRAMATIC POEM." Authorised Translation by WILLIAM and CHARLES ARCHER. The sequence of the plays in each volume is chronological ; the complete «et of volumes comprising the dramas thus presents them in chronological order. " The art of prose translation does not perhaps enjoy a very high literary status in England, but we have no hesitation in numbering the present version of Ibsen, so far as it has gone (Vols. I. and II.), among llie very best achievements, in that kind, of our generation.
Page 470 - Marks a step of some importance in the study of some difficult physiological and psychological problems which have not yet received much attention in the scientific world of England.
Page 472 - GHOSTS," "AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE," and "THE WILD DUCK." With an Introductory Note. VOL. III. "LADY INGER OF OSTRAT," "THE VIKINGS AT HELGELAND,
Page 472 - With an Introductory Note. VOL. III. "LADY INGER OF OSTRAT," "THE VIKINGS AT HELGELAND," "THE PRETENDERS." With an Introductory Note and Portrait of Ibsen. VOL. IV. "EMPEROR AND GALILEAN.
Page 106 - ... immediately, and such salutary medicines administered, that in a few days his health was re-established : but his understanding had received a rude shock, which I plainly perceived in the very next discourse which he composed. I did not, however, find the difference between this and the rest so sensible, as to make me conclude that the orator began to flag ; and waited for another homily to fix my resolution. This indeed was quite decisive ; sometimes the good old prelate repeated the same thing...
Page xviii - He was, in the truest sense, a man of original mind, that is, he had the power of looking at things for himself, or as they really were...
Page 85 - THE COCK AND THE FOX. UPON a tree there mounted guard A veteran cock, adroit and cunning; When to the roots a fox up running Spoke thus, in tones of kind regard : " Our quarrel, brother, 's at an end ; Henceforth I hope to live your friend; For peace now reigns Throughout the animal domains. I bear the news. Come down, I pray, And give me the embrace fraternal ; And please, mv brother, do n't delay: So much the tidings do concern all, That I must spread them far to-day.
Page 471 - Nature. XX. PUBLIC HEALTH. By Dr. JFJ SYKES. With numerous Illustrations. "Not by any means a mere compilation or a dry record of details and statistics, but it takes up essential points in evolution, environment, prophylaxis, and sanitation bearing upon the preservation of public health.
Page 55 - ... are several from which one may descend without falling down. It does indeed appear to me that we value it at too high a rate, and also over-value the resolution of those whom we have either seen or heard have contemned it, or displaced themselves of their own accord. Its essence is not...