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On Translating Homer : Last Words Matthew Arnold, 1862

By Arnold, Matthew

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Title: On Translating Homer : Last Words Matthew Arnold, 1862  
Author: Arnold, Matthew
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Publisher: The Victorian Prose Archive

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Victorian Literature

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Excerpts: BUFFON, the great French, naturalist, imposed on himself the rule of steadily abstaining from all answer to attacks made upon him. ?Je n?ai jamais repondu a aucune critique,? he said to one of his friends who, on the occasion of a certain criticism, was eager to take up arms in his behalf; ?je n?ai jamais repondu a aucune critique, et je garderai le meme silence sur celle-ci.? On another occasion, when accused of plagiarism, and pressed by his friends to answer, ?Il vaut mieux,? he said, ?laisser ces mauvaises gens dans l?incertitude.? Even when reply to an attack was made successfully, he disapproved of it, he regretted that those he esteemed should make it. Montesquieu, more sensitive to criticism than Buffon, had answered, and successfully answered, an attack made upon his great work, the Esprit des Lois, by the Gazetier Janseniste. This Jansenist Gazetteer was a periodical of those times,?a periodical such as other times, also, have occasionally seen,?very pretentious, very aggressive, and, when the point to be seized was at all a delicate one, very apt to miss it.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS. PART THE FIRST. CHAPTER I. ?THE RELIGION OF NUMA? 11 II. WHITE-NIGHTS 20 III. DILEXI DECOREM DOMUS TUAE 33 IV. O MARE, O LITTUS, VERUM SECRETUMQUE ???ä????! 48 V. THE GOLDEN BOOK 59 VI. EUPHUISM 94 VII. PAGAN DEATH 112 PART THE SECOND. VIII. ANIMULA, VAGULA, BLANDULA! 125 IX. NEW CYRENAICISM 145 X. MIRUM EST UT ANIMUS AGITATIONE MOTUQUE CORPORIS EXCITETUR 159 XI. THE MOST RELIGIOUS CITY IN THE WORLD 172 XII. THE DIVINITY THAT DOTH HEDGE A KING 187 XIII. THE ?MISTRESS AND MOTHER? OF PALACES 210 XIV. MANLY AMUSEMENT 227

 

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