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" we mean the written thoughts and feelings of intelligent men and women arranged in a way that shall give pleasure to the reader. "
English Literature: With an Appendix on American Literature - Página 5
de Stopford Augustus Brooke - 1880
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Notes and Queries

1877
...in his Primer of English Literature, has a definition which bears upon this subject. He says : — " By literature we mean the written thoughts and feelings...arranged in a way which will give pleasure to the reader. Everything that is written of any kind, except poetry, may be called prose ; but not everything that...
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The Fortnightly, Volume 28

1877
...Primer of English Literature — has felt this difficulty at the outset. He says in his first page, " By literature we mean the written thoughts and feelings...in a way which will give pleasure to the reader." It would be easy to show the defects of this definition ; but, till I am prepared to propose a better,...
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Mrs. Barbauld and Her Contemporaries: Sketches of Some Eminent Literary and ...

Sir Jerom Murch - 1877 - 176 páginas
...preferring the definition of the Rev. Stopford Brooke. :: By Literature we mean the written thoughts an i feelings of intelligent men and women arranged in a way which will give pleasure to the reader." * * * '•' Writing is not Liteiature unless it gives a pleasure which arises not only from the things...
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English Literature

Stopford Augustus Brooke - 1878 - 167 páginas
...yElfred's literary and historical work during his two times of peace, 880—893 and 897—901. ^ilfric's Translations, 990— 995. The English Chronicle, ends...we learn, and think, and feel. As to its form, it h&s two large divisions — one of which is called Prose Literature and the other Poetical Literature....
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volumes 7-12

1878
...Primer of English Literature" — has felt this difficulty at the outset. He says in his first page, " By literature we mean the written thoughts and feelings...in a way which will give pleasure to the reader." It would be easy to show the defects of this definition ; but, till I am prepared to propose a better,...
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Church and State

1878
...though it be only as a partial one, the definition of literature given by Mr. Stopford Brooke — " by literature we mean the written thoughts and feelings...arranged in a way which will give pleasure to the reader" — he can hardly deny that books on religion, such as Dr. Newman's " Grammar of Assent," or Mr. Arnold's...
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English Literature

Stopford Augustus Brooke - 1879 - 167 páginas
...peace, 880—893 and 897—901. ^Elfric's Translations, 990— 995. The English Chronicle, ends 1154. 1. What Literature is. — Before we can enter on the...women arranged in a way which will give pleasure to tlte reader. Literature has to do therefore, bo far as its subject goes, with all the things about...
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Appletons' Journal, Volume 10

1881
...that given by Mr. Stopford Brooke, in his " Primer of English Literature": "By literature," he says, "we mean the written thoughts and feelings of intelligent...in a way which will give pleasure to the reader." Less satisfactory, but still good, is the definition of the word " prose," which Professor Henry Morley...
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Analytical examples or First exercises in English composition

Robert Simeon Wood - 1882 - 58 páginas
...enduring of our literary works, the words of Mr. Stopford Brooke are of great interest. He says : — " By Literature we mean the written thoughts and feelings...Prose Literature and the other Poetical Literature. PriosE LITERATURE. There are many kinds of Prose Literature. Men write in prose about philosophy, or...
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American Literature, 1607-1885: The development of American thought

Charles Francis Richardson - 1886
...mass ot printed books the religious proportion is huge ? An English critic defines literature thus : " By literature we mean the written thoughts and feelings...in a way which will give pleasure to the reader." Granting that "religious literature" expresses the thoughts and feelings of intelligent people, is...
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