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" The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse... "
Critical and Miscellaneous Essays - Page 262
by John Wilson - 1842
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Manual of English Literature: Era of Expansion, 1750-1850. Its ...

John Macmillan Brown - English literature - 1894 - 406 pages
...POETRY ' ... 999 protests against the " application of gross and violent stimulants" to the human mind, "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse", and thinks that the "thirst after outrageous stimulation " has arisen from " the great national events...
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Einfluss der deutschen Litteratur auf die Englische am Ende des achtzehnten ...

Ernst Margraf - Comparative literature - 1901 - 84 pages
...„The invaluable works of our older writers, l had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." Ist dies Urteil, sofern es sich auf Kotzebue bezieht, als durchaus gerechtfertigt zu betrachten, so...
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Einfluss der deutschen Litteratur auf die Englische am Ende des achtzehnten ...

Ernst Margraf - Comparative literature - 1901 - 84 pages
...of our older writers, l had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into negleet by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." Ist dies Urteil, sofern es sich auf Kotzebue bezieht, als durchaus gerechtfertigt zu betrachten, so...
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Charlotte Brontė, George Eliot, Jane Austen: Studies in Their Works

Henry Houston Bonnell - English fiction - 1902 - 475 pages
...stimulation " which, Wordsworth rightly charged, the taste of his day produced, one hundred years ago, in " frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." Like Wordsworth, George Eliot strove to reproduce ' the emotional motive kindling her imagination,...
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Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth - Criticism - 1905 - 260 pages
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse. — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have...
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Wordsworth and His Circle

David Watson Rannie - English literature - 1907 - 360 pages
...our elder writers," he wrote in 1800, " I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." Such being Wordsworth's temper, it is a matter of interest to observe his relation to his great poetic...
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Biographia Literaria, Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Aesthetics - 1907
...'the invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse '. 23. Kotzebue and his imitators. Kotzebue, the parent of modern melodrama, born 1761, assassinated...
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Biographia Literaria, Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Aesthetics - 1907
...'the invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse '. 23. Kotzebue and his imitators. Kotzebue, the parent of modern melodrama, born 1761, assassinated...
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1908
...conventional poetic diction — the ' degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation,' which was catered for by ' frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.'* This extract from the Preface is enough to dispel the old illusion, if it anywhere survives, that Wordsworth...
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Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books

William Caxton, Jean Calvin, Nicolaus Copernicus, John Knox, Edmund Spenser, Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Heminge, Henry Condell, Isaac Newton, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman - Books - 1910 - 462 pages
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extrava. gant stories in verse. — When I think upon this degrading \thirst after outrageous stimulation,...
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