Emblemed: and yet, as I urged the other day, with what entire truth of purpose; how unconscious of any embleming! The man rose to power a republican, the grand culmination of the Revolution, but gladly made himself emperor when the opportunity arose. Obviamente, por tratarse de ensayos y no tener mucha pretensión histórica, la interpretación que el autor hace de los hechos presentados es absolutamente parcial. We called Dantethe melodious Priest of Middle-Age Catholicism. Although 170 years old the language is modern enough. Carlyle thought differently, and sought to rehabilitate him.
Are those masses the measure, or the great men who rule them? A vein of Poetry exists in the hearts of all men; no man is made altogether of Poetry. And yet, very literally, it is a priceless thing. Affection all converted into indignation: an implacable indignation; slow, equable, silent, like that of a god! It is unexampled, I think, that calm creative perspicacity of Shakspeare. It is of the inmost essence of his genius this sort of painting. From Paramattafrom New Yorkwheresoeverunder what sort ofParish-Constable soeverEnglish men and women arethey will say to oneanother: 'Yesthis Shakspeare is ours: we produced himwe speak and think byhim; we are of one blood and kind with him. Really itwere a grave question. All Poets, all men, have some touches of the Universal; no man is wholly made of that.
He was, however, a bright light in a dark age. But it is as with common men in the learning of trades. Such a calmnessof depth; placid joyous strength; all things imaged in that great soul of his sotrue and clearas in a tranquil unfathomable sea! Too evidently this is a large topic; deserving quite other treatment than we can expect to give it at present. He could not sing the Heroic warrior, unless he himself were at least a Heroic warrior too. He did make his appearance nevertheless. No: neither unpatrioticthough he says little about his Patriotism; norscepticthough he says little about his Faith. All that a man does is physiognomical of him.
Our potentialities and virtues live with us in the present. Call it not fantasticfor there is muchreality in it: HereI sayis an English Kingwhom no time or chanceParliament or combination of Parliamentscan dethrone! Is there a way to eliminate a step or combine steps? To actually be great requires we forget, at least for a time, the idea of greatness and simply be. But I will say, of Shakspeare's works generally, that we have no full impress of him there; even as full as we have of many men. كما لم أجد أثن اكتفيت بتصفح آخر ثلث من الكتاب بسبب الترجمة العربية. The outer is of the day, under the empire of mode; the outer passes away, in swift endless changes; the inmost is the same yesterday, to-day and forever. Before leaving for London Irving had introduced Carlyle to Jane Baillie Welsh daughter of the surgeon, John Welsh, and descended from John Knox. Now likewise appeared the first fruits of his deep studies in German, the Life of Schiller, which was published serially in the London Magazine in 1823-24 and issued as a separate volume in 1825.
But indeed these two provinces run into one another, and cannot be disjoined. The human Reynard, very frequent everywhere in the world, what more does he know but this and the like of this? The hero isn't like that. This is the greatest contradiction of On Heroes: That the great men documented in this book would be revolted by the idea that they and their beliefs were merely a realization of greatness in history. In most times and places it is greatly overlooked; and the Universe, definable always in one or the other dialect, as the realized Thought of God, is considered a trivial, inert, commonplace matter,--as if, says the Satirist, it were a dead thing, which some upholsterer had put together! It is strange with what a sharp decisive grace he snatches the true likeness of a matter: cuts into the matter as with a pen of fire. He possesses Natural talent which pours out when he writes.
The part that I found the most interesting was the part on Muhammad. Passages there are that come upon you like splendour out of Heaven; burstsof radianceilluminating the very heart of the thing: you say'That is truespoken once and forever; wheresoever and whensoever there is an open human soulthat will be recognized as true! He discusses that in clear language in chapter 2. Then againwe hear of a man's 'intellectualnature'and of his 'moral nature'as if these again were divisibleandexisted apart. It is perhaps, of all things, the usefulest for each of us to do, in these loud times. Naturally his thoughts brooded on that, as on the one fact important for him. Allthe greatness of the man comes out decisively here. Here for a year he worked hard at German translations, perhaps more serenely than before or after and free from that noise which was always a curse to his sensitive ear and which later caused him to build a sound-proof room in his Chelsea home.
The Hero as Divinity, the Hero as Prophet, are productions of old ages; not to be repeated in the new. Each answers to the other; each fits in its place, like a marble stone accurately hewn and polished. Both of these men are in the final chapter, the Hero as King. He is practically the summaryfor us of allthe various figures of Heroism; Priest, Teacher, whatsoever of earthly or of spiritual dignity we can fancy to reside in a man, embodies itself here, to commandover us, furnish us with constant practical teaching, tell us for the day and hour what. A large topic; indeed, an illimitable one; wide as Universal History itself. I don't think I knew enough about him and his place in history. He is world-great not because he is worldwide, but because he is world-deep.
From the age of five to nine he was at the village school; from nine to fourteen at Annan Grammar School. Thought, true labor of any kind, highest virtue itself, is it not the daughter of Pain? World-Poets too, those whom we are to take for perfect Poets, are settled by critics in the same way. About this Item: De La More Press, London, 1904. His property was all confiscated and more; he had the fiercest feeling that it was entirely unjust, nefarious in the sight of God and man. No: neither unpatriotic, though he says little about his Patriotism; nor sceptic, though he says little about his Faith. Critical and Explanatory Comments Suggested Readings.
A soft ethereal soul looking out so stern, implacable, grim-trenchant, as from imprisonment of thick-ribbed ice! Of him too you say that he sawthe object; you may say what he himself says of Shakspeare: 'His characters arelike watches with dial- plates of transparent crystal; they show you the hourlike othersand the inward mechanism also is all visible. It is his whole history, this Book. Consider now, if they asked us, Will you give up your Indian Empire or your Shakespeare, you English; never have had any Indian Empire, or never have had any Shakespeare? And because there are vague principles but no code, no disciples or flock can ever form apart from the small brahmin caste that can endure the blather of Kant and Hegel. In the same manner, his finished plays are just as perfect as he is, and discerning the raw material used to make the play is not possible. فكارلايل يوصف بأنه أحد المستشرقين المنصفين في كلامه عن نبي الإسلام. America is parted from usso far as Parliament could part it.
But call it worshipcall it what you willis it not a right glorious thingand set of thingsthis that Shakspeare has brought us? If you canthere isin prose or versein action or speculationall manner of hope. Carlyle is a hero to a new generation of reactionaries, but the failings of his thought—very clearly on display in On Heroes and Hero Worship—show the limits of this movement, and stand testament to the fact that admiration o Carlyle is, and always has been, a man without a country: An Scotsman at odds with the materialism of his native 19th Century Britain; a idealist nonetheless too British to happily fit among his Prussian cobelievers. So I conclude he picks Dante and Shakespeare, not because of the greatness of their poetry, but because of the greatness of their lives. Are they base, miserable things? Indian Empire will go, at any rate, some day; but this Shakspeare does not go, he lasts forever with us; we cannot give up our Shakspeare! The face of one wholly in protest, and lifelong unsurrendering battle, against the world. «أودين» وكان يعبده قدماء الاسكندنافيين من شمال اوربا ، كان لهم أستاذاً وإماماً حكيماً في أحوالهم الروحانية والجسمانية وبطلاً كبيراً لا تُقدر قيمته ، أفرط إجلال الناس له حتى صار عبادة. Stephen's, on the hustings or elsewhere, was it that brought this Shakspeare into being? إله، نبي، شاعر، قسيس، كاتب، ملك البطل كـــ والبطل المقصود هنا ليس بطل السيف والمعركة بل هو شخصٌ حباه الله بقدرات فيرى حقائق الامور الباطنة ويرى سر الله الجلي في الكون فيدعو الناس الى تلك الحقائق الكامنة في الوجود فهو مُستَنقذ عصره على حد تعبير الكتاب، وعبادة الابطال الغريزة الفطرية التي تعني.