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Idealism as a Practical Creed: Being the Lectures on Philosophy and Modern ...
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absolute Agnosticism amidst amongst attain beauty become bring Browning citizen conception consciousness creeds deep deeper Deism demand divine doubt duty earth egoism elements error ethical evil existence experience fact faith freedom French Revolution Goethe Greek heart Hegel House of Stuart human hypothesis Idealism Idealist ideas imagination implies impulse individual inner interfused knowledge less light living man's mankind meaning merely mind modern moral nature negation negative freedom never obedience objective law opposites ordered philosophy Pantheism Paracelsus passion Peter Bell philosophy Plato poet poetry political possible principle purpose question rational reality reason recognized reflexion religion religious Sartor Resartus Scepticism scheme secular seek sense social society Socrates soul spirit stand Stoicism strive thee things thou thought tion tradition true truth unity universal UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY whole Wordsworth worth wrong
Page 144 - For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, And as a root out of a dry ground. He hath no form nor comeliness; And when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Page 216 - It is a partnership in all science ; a partnership in all art ; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
Page 192 - Therefore I summon age To grant youth's heritage, Life's struggle having so far reached its term: Thence shall I pass, approved A man, for aye removed From the developed brute; a god though in the germ.
Page 201 - Poetry is the most philosophic of all writing; it is so; its object is truth, not individual and local but general, and operative, not standing upon external testimony but carried alive into the heart by passion — truth which is its own testimony, which gives competence and confidence to the tribunal to which it appeals, and receives them from the same tribunal.
Page 173 - The historical decoration was purposely of no more importance than a background requires; and my stress lay on the incidents in the development of a soul: little else is worth study.
Page 136 - Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not.
Page 120 - Two men I honour, and no third. First, the toilworn Craftsman that with earth-made Implement laboriously conquers the earth, and makes her man's. Venerable to me is the hard Hand; crooked, coarse; wherein notwithstanding lies a cunning virtue indefeasibly royal, as of the Sceptre of this Planet.
Page 169 - How divine, The liberty, for frail, for mortal man, To roam at large among unpeopled glens And mountainous retirements, only trod By devious footsteps ; regions consecrate To oldest time ! and, reckless of the storm That keeps the raven quiet in her nest, Be as a presence or a motion — one Among the many there...
Page 149 - Ocean and earth, the solid frame of earth And ocean's liquid mass, in gladness lay Beneath him : — Far and wide the clouds were touched, And in their silent faces could he read Unutterable love. Sound needed none, Nor any voice of joy ; his spirit drank The spectacle : sensation, soul, and form All melted into him ; they swallowed up His animal being ; in them did he live, And by them did he live ; they were his life.