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The Poetry Of Sacred And Legendary Art The Poetry Of Sacred And Legendary Art

The Poetry Of Sacred And Legendary Art
THE POETRY OF SACRED AND LEGENDARY ART {a} {a} Fraser's Magazine, March, 1849.--"Sacred and Legendary Art." By Mrs. Jameson. 2 vols. London. 1848, Longman and Co. Much attention has been excited this year by the alleged fulfilment of a prophecy that the Papal power was to receive its death-blow--in temporal matters, at least--during the past year 1848. For ourselves, we have no more faith in Mr. Fleming, the obsolete author, who has so suddenly revived in the public esteem, than we have in many other interpreters of prophecy. Their shallow and bigoted views of past... Essays - Post by : joe_chapuis - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 2205

On English Composition On English Composition

On English Composition
Introductory Lectures given at Queen's College, London, 1848. An introductory lecture on English composition is, I think, as much needed as one on any other subject taught in this College. For in the first place, I am not sure whether we all mean the same thing when we speak of English composition; and in the next place, I believe that pupils themselves are very often best able to tell their teachers what sort of instruction they require. I purpose therefore to-day, not only to explain freely my intentions with regard to this course of lectures, but to ask you... Essays - Post by : marcorossi - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1054

Phaethon: Loose Thoughts For Loose Thinkers Phaethon: Loose Thoughts For Loose Thinkers

Phaethon: Loose Thoughts For Loose Thinkers
1852. Templeton and I were lounging by the clear limestone stream which crossed his park and wound away round wooded hills toward the distant Severn. A lovelier fishing morning sportsman never saw. A soft gray under-roof of cloud slid on before a soft west wind, and here and there a stray gleam of sunlight shot into the vale across the purple mountain-tops, and awoke into busy life the denizens of the water, already quickened by the mysterious electric influences of the last night's thunder-shower. The long-winged cinnamon-flies spun and fluttered over the pools; the sand-bees hummed merrily round... Essays - Post by : Karl_Augustine - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1409

On English Literature On English Literature

On English Literature
Introductory Lecture given at Queen's College, London, 1848. An introductory lecture must, I suppose, be considered as a sort of art-exhibition, or advertisement of the wares hereafter to be furnished by the lecturer. If these, on actual use, should prove to fall far short of the promise conveyed in the programme, hearers must remember that the lecturer is bound, even to his own shame, to set forth in all commencements the most perfect method of teaching which he can devise, in order that human frailty may have something at which to aim; at the same time begging all to consider... Essays - Post by : Bogdan_Ionita - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 899

Grots And Groves Grots And Groves

Grots And Groves
Note: This Lecture was given at Chester in 1871. This lecture is intended to be suggestive rather than didactic; to set you thinking and inquiring for yourselves, rather than learning at second-hand from me. Some among my audience, I doubt not, will neither need to be taught by me, nor to be stirred up to inquiry for themselves. They are already, probably, antiquarians; already better acquainted with the subject than I am. But they will, I hope, remember that I am only trying to excite a general interest in that very architecture in which they delight, and so... Essays - Post by : C9Mouse - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1464

Hours With The Mystics Hours With The Mystics

Hours With The Mystics
Few readers of this magazine probably know anything about "Mystics;" know even what the term means: but as it is plainly connected with the adjective "mystical" they probably suppose it to denote some sort of vague, dreamy, sentimental, and therefore useless and undesirable personage. Nor can we blame them if they do so; for mysticism is a form of thought and feeling now all but extinct in England. There are probably not ten thorough mystics among all our millions; the mystic philosophers are very little read by our scholars, and read not for, but in spite of, their... Essays - Post by : Warrior_Forumer - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 656

Frederick Denison Maurice. In Memoriam Frederick Denison Maurice. In Memoriam

Frederick Denison Maurice. In Memoriam
On Friday, the fifth of April, a noteworthy assemblage gathered round an open vault in a corner of Highgate Cemetery. Some hundreds of persons, closely packed up the steep banks among the trees and shrubs, had found in that grave a common bond of brotherhood. I say, in that grave. They were no sect, clique, or school of disciples, held together by community of opinions. They were simply men and women, held together, for the moment at least, by love of a man, and that man, as they had believed, a man of God. All shades... Essays - Post by : reflextrading - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 2508

On Bio-geology On Bio-geology

On Bio-geology
Note: An Address given to the Scientific Society of Winchester, 1871. I am not sure that the subject of my address is rightly chosen. I am not sure that I ought not to have postponed a question of mere natural history, to speak to you as scientific men, on the questions of life and death, which have been forced upon us by the awful warning of an illustrious personage's illness; of preventible disease, its frightful prevalency; of the 200,000 persons who are said to have died of fever alone since the Prince Consort's death, ten years ago; of the remedies;... Essays - Post by : lilyg - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 2835

The Study Of Natural History For Soldiers The Study Of Natural History For Soldiers

The Study Of Natural History For Soldiers
Note: A Lecture delivered to the Officers of the Royal Artillery, Woolwich, 1872. Gentlemen: When I accepted the honour of lecturing here, I took for granted that so select an audience would expect from me not mere amusement, but somewhat of instruction; or, if that be too ambitious a word for me to use, at least some fresh hint--if I were able to give one--as to how they should fulfil the ideal of military men in such an age as this. To touch on military matters, even had I been conversant with them, seemed to me an impertinence. I... Essays - Post by : jthomas - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1835

Superstition Superstition

Superstition
Note: A Lecture delivered at the Royal Institution, London, 1867. Having accepted the very great honour of being allowed to deliver here two lectures, I have chosen as my subject Superstition and Science. It is with Superstition that this first lecture will deal. The subject seems to me especially fit for a clergyman; for he should, more than other men, be able to avoid trenching on two subjects rightly excluded from this Institution; namely, Theology-- that is, the knowledge of God; and Religion--that is, the knowledge of Duty. If he knows, as he should, what is Theology, and what... Essays - Post by : mattyk23 - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 2131

Science Science

Science
Note: A Lecture delivered at the Royal Institution. I said, that Superstition was the child of Fear, and Fear the child of Ignorance; and you might expect me to say antithetically, that Science was the child of Courage, and Courage the child of Knowledge. But these genealogies--like most metaphors--do not fit exactly, as you may see for yourselves. If fear be the child of ignorance, ignorance is also the child of fear; the two react on, and produce each other. The more men dread Nature, the less they wish to know about her. Why pry into her awful... Essays - Post by : deals - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1339

Thoughts In A Gravel-pit Thoughts In A Gravel-pit

Thoughts In A Gravel-pit
Note: A Lecture delivered at the Mechanics' Institute, Odiham, 1857. Ladies and gentlemen, we may of course think of anything which we choose in a gravel-pit, as we may anywhere else. Thought is free: at least so we fancy. But the most right sort of thought, after all, is thought about what lies nearest us; not always, but surely once in a way, that we may understand something of everyday objects. And therefore it may be well worth our while to go once into a gravel-pit, and think about it, till we have learnt what a gravel-pit is. Learnt... Essays - Post by : BargainRider - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 3462

How To Study Natural History How To Study Natural History

How To Study Natural History
Note: Lecture delivered at Reading, 1846. Ladies and gentlemen, I speak to you to-night as to persons assembled, somewhat, no doubt, for amusement, but still more for instruction. Institutions such as this were originally founded for the purpose of instruction; to supply to those who wish to educate themselves some of the advantages of a regular course of scholastic or scientific training, by means of classes and of lectures. I myself prize classes far higher than I do lectures. From my own experience, a lecture is often a very dangerous method of teaching; it is apt to engender in... Essays - Post by : Carmen_Maranon - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1165

The Natural Theology Of The Future The Natural Theology Of The Future

The Natural Theology Of The Future
Read at Sion College, January 10th, 1871. When I accepted the unexpected and undeserved honour of being allowed to lecture here, the first subject which suggested itself to me was Natural Theology. It is one which has taken up much of my thought for some years past, {313} which seems to me more and more important, and which is just now somewhat forgotten; I therefore determined to say a few words on it to-night. I do not pretend to teach but only to suggest; to point out certain problems of Natural Theology, the further solution of which ought, I think,... Essays - Post by : Jinks - Date : March 2011 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 971

Occident And Orient Occident And Orient

Occident And Orient
How will it dawn, the coming Christmas-day? A northern Christmas, such as painters love, And kinsfolk shaking hands but once a year, And dames who tell old legends by the fire? Red sun, blue sky, white snow, and pearled ice, Keen ringing air, which sets the blood on fire, And makes the old man merry with the young Through the short sunshine, through the longer night? Or southern Christmas, dark and dank with mist, And heavy with the scent of steaming leaves, And rose-buds mouldering on the dripping porch; On twilight, without rise or set of sun, Till beetles drone along... Poems - Post by : JasonD - Date : September 2010 - Author : Charles Kingsley - Read : 1068