By John Clubbe, Jerome Meckier
Those essays specialize in significant figures, works or subject matters and pursuits of the Victorian period. They attempt for clean views and objective to fill the distance in serious literature whereas reflecting the book's habitual hindrance with contexts and stratagems of presentation.
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Such is the God's-message to us, once more, in these modern days. 29-30) Elegant Jeremiahs 29 Having claimed the minatory function of the prophet, Carlyle employs his voice and stance. Thus, having examined the present condition of his country and compared it to a past instance of proper government and earthly order, Carlyle begins with the emphasis made by the voice from the whirlwind in Job: I say, you did not make the Land of England; and, by the possession of it, you are bound to furnish guidance and governance to England!
119, 122 (emphasis added). 155). Charles Kingsley, 'Religion not Godliness', Village Sermons, and Town and Country Sermons (London: Macmillan, 1886) pp. 11-12. 23, by directing the audience's attention to the way in which the appointed text provides 'an insight into the meaning of that most awful and terrible word, - temptation' (p. 7-8, by defining 'fortitude' (pp. 184--5). Elegant Jeremiahs 41 14. Henry David Thoreau, Reform Papers, ed. : Princeton University Press, 1973) p. 94. 15. Another instance of such satiric definition appears in 'A Plea for John Brown', in which he mocks contemporary believers for not making their religion a part of their life.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, The Portable Nietzsche, trs. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Viking, 1959) p. 522. 20 Victorian Perspectives 7. Twilight of the Idols was written in 1888. Froude's Life was published in two sections of two volumes each in 1882 and 1884, but probably Nietzsche was reading a German translation, Das Leben Thomas Carlyles . . Obersetzt, bearbeitet und mit Anmerkungen versehen von T. A. Fischer, 3 vols (Gotha, 1887). 8. CL, VIII, 136. 9. But see Carlyle's clarifying comment in Two Reminiscences of Thomas Carlyle, ed.
Victorian Perspectives: Six Essays by John Clubbe, Jerome Meckier