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Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern (1902) (14778277421)


Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern (1902) (14778277421)



Identifier: libraryofworldsbv24warn (find matches)
Title: Library of the world's best literature, ancient and modern
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Warner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900 Mabie, Hamilton Wright, 1846-1916 Runkle, Lucia Isabella (Gilbert), 1844-
Subjects: Literature Literature
Publisher: New York : J.A. Hill & Company
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University Hawaii, Joseph F. Smith Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives

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many feelings which cannot properly assume a sensuous form;and these are precisely religious feelings, in which the soulabandons sense, and leaves the actual world behind, to seek herfreedom in a spiritual region. Yet while we recognize the truthof this reasoning, it would be unscientific to maintain that untilthey are brought into close and inconvenient contact, there isdirect hostility between religion and the arts. The sphere of thetwo is separate; their aims are distinct: they must be allowed toperfect themselves each after its own fashion. Tn the large phi-losophy of human nature, represented by Goethes famous motto,there is room for both, because those who embrace it bend theirnatures neither wholly to the pietism of the cloister nor to thesensuality of art. They find the meeting-point of art and of reli-gion in their own humanity; and perceive that the antagonism ofthe two begins when art is set to do work alien to its nature,and to minister to what it does not naturally serve.
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JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS I435I THE INVASION OF ITALY BY CHARLES VIII. OF FRANCE From WHAT was this beautiful land in the midst of which theFrench found themselves,— a land whose marble palaceswere thronged with cut-throats in disguise, whose princespoisoned while they smiled, whose luxuriant meadows concealedfever, whose ladies carried disease upon their lips ? To the cap-tains and the soldiery of France, Italy already appeared a splen-did and fascinating Circe, arrayed with charms, surrounded withillusions, hiding behind perfumed thickets her victims changed tobrutes, and building the couch of her seduction on the bones ofmurdered men. Yet she was so beautiful that, halt as they mightfor a moment and gaze back with yearning on the Alps that theyhad crossed, they found themselves unable to resist her smile.Forward they must march through the garden of enchantment;henceforth taking the precaution to walk with drawn sword, andlike Orlando in





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