Monday, September 26, 2011

A very small peat contributor ...

... The TLS blog: Intellectual peat.

“Is Carlyle himself, with all his Genius, to subside into the Level? Dickens, with all his Genius, but whose men and women act and talk already after a more obsolete fashion than Shakespeare’s? I think some of Tennyson’s will survive, and drag the deader part along with it . . . . And (I doubt) Thackeray’s terrible humanity.”

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