History of Spanish Literature, Količina 2

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1891
 

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Stran x - HISTORY OF SPANISH LITERATURE. SECOND PERIOD. THE LITERATURE THAT EXISTED IN SPAIN FROM THE ACCESSION OF THE AUSTRIAN FAMILY TO ITS EXTINCTION; OR FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY TO THE END OF THE SEVENTEENTH.
Stran 149 - effort to break up the absurd taste of his time for the fancies of chivalry than as anything of more serious import, has been established by an uninterrupted, and, it may be said, an unquestioned, success ever since, both as the oldest classical specimen of romantic fiction, and as one of the most remarkable
Stran 433 - But this was all. Calderon has added to the stage no new * 410 form of dramatic composition. Nor has * he much modified those forms which had been already arranged and settled by Lope de Vega. But he has shown more technical exactness in combining his incidents, and adjusted everything more
Stran 150 - that he began it in a prison, and that it was finished when he felt the hand of death pressing heavy and cold upon his heart. If this be remembered as we read, we may feel, as we ought to feel, what admiration and reverence are due, not only to the living power of Don * Quixote, but to the
Stran 276 - and extravagance, in the happiness of his versification and the prodigal abundance of his imagery, that a very little more freedom, a very little more indulgence given to his feelings and his fancy, would have made him at once and entirely, not only an improvisator, but the most remarkable one that ever lived. VOL. II. 21
Stran 274 - which, on the whole, are the worst, 37 we shall find the amount of what was received with favor, as it came from the press, quite unparalleled. And when to this we are compelled to add his own assurance, just before his death, that the greater part of his works still remained in
Stran 189 - who had been shut up from the world fourteen years, that the long funeral procession might pass by her convent, and permit her once * 191 * more to look on the face she so tenderly venerated ; and more solemn than any was the mourning of the multitude, from whose dense mass of his
Stran 491 - then, this old Spanish drama, founded on the great traits of the national character, maintained itself in the popular favor as long as that character existed in its original attributes; and even now it remains one of the most striking and one of the most interesting portions of modern literature.
Stran 188 - weak, and suffered more than ever from that sense of discouragement which was breaking * down his resources * 190 and strength. His thoughts, however, were so exclusively occupied with his spiritual condition, that, even when thus reduced, he continued to fast, and on one occasion went through with a private discipline so
Stran 109 - of Cervantes, which made him praise to excess nearly all his other literary contemporaries, as well as the greatest of them all, and when we allow for the frequency of hyperbole in such praises at that time, which prevented them from being what they would now be, we may perceive an occasional coolness in his manner,

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