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Well, Dear, indoors with you !
True, serene deadness
What's in the blossom
June wears on her bosom ?
Sweetness and redness,
Eadem semper !
And after, for pastime,
If June be refulgent
All petals, no prickles,
Delicious as trickles
And choose One indulgent
To redness and sweetness :
While these great writers were waiting patiently for the public to turn to Reason and them, there occurred in our poetical literature a struggle between the Enthusiasm sedative and the enthusiastic temperament which has left a certain mark on its history. The influence of Wordsworth and Southey in their old age was towards the encouragement of good sense and "the equipoise of reason against an extravagant Byronism. During the reign of William IV., passion and enthusiasm were greatly out of mode, and the school of poetic utility found a successful leader in HENRY TAYLOR, who strenuously advocated the supremacy of reason over imagination and irregularity. From 1834, when the famous preface to his drama of Philip van Artevelde appeared, the doctrines of Taylor were almost paramount, until in 1839 PHILIP JAMES BAILEY published his apocalyptic drama of Festus, founded not on Byron, however, but on Goethe, in which a direct
[Morrison, Nottingham counterblast was blown, and the liberty of
Philip James Bailey imaginative speculation proclaimed as from a trumpet. This counteraction, at a very dead moment of our poetical existence, claims a record in the bricfest outline of the national literature.
Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886) was originally a midshipman, but entered the
Colonial Office in 1824, and remained
books into successive editions of B. W. Procter
Festus. The poem, by this means, From a Bust by J. H. Foley
steadily lost cohesion and strength, but it has retained a popularity largely due to its peculiar religious teaching.
Time is the crescent shape to bounded eye