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" It is the spoudaiotes, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry. The substance of Chaucer's poetry, his view of things and his criticism of life, has largeness, freedom, shrewdness, benignity; but... "
Essays in Criticism: Second Series - Page 31
by Matthew Arnold - 1888 - 331 pages
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Essays, English and American: With Introductions and Notes

American essays - 1910 - 516 pages
...glorious class of the best. And there is no doubt what that something is. It is the axoo8a.t6-n]ęs the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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680-1638

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910 - 812 pages
...the glorious class of the best. And there is no doubt what that something is. It is the OTTOI/SMOT^S, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands ot our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold - Fiction - 1913 - 376 pages
...glorious class of the best. And there is no doubt what that something is. It is the o-TrotiSaio'r)??, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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Masters of English Literature

Edwin Watts Chubb - English literature - 1914 - 488 pages
...majesty, fire, and conciseness. And Matthew Arnold considers that Chaucer's defect is the absence of " the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry." But this is merely saying that Chaucer does not belong to the chosen few who, like Shakspere, Dante,...
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Essays in Romantic Literature

George Wyndham - English literature - 1919 - 502 pages
...for me,' of a poem, in which Matthew Arnold, no condoner of insincerity, finds the ' OTTOU80,107*775, the high and excellent seriousness which Aristotle...assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry,' the quality which Arnold himself perceives only in 'Homer and Dante and Shakespeare. Thus, while Stevenson...
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An Historical Summary of English Literature

Edward William Edmunds - Authors, English - 1920 - 294 pages
...charm of his diction, the lovely charm of his movement, he makes an epoch and founds a tradition. . . . The substance of Chaucer's poetry, his view of things...shrewdness, benignity ; but it has not this high seriousness " (ie of the classics). — M. ARNOLD. " We find more and more as we study him that he rises quietly...
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Studies in Literature: Second Series

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English literature - 1922 - 330 pages
...us "And yet Chaucer is not one of the great classics, " in that his poetry lacks the OTtovSaiorrjs, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle assigns as one of the grand virtues of poetry. It would be cruel to Arnold's memory to suspect him of the British fault of mistrusting for serious...
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Backgrounds of Book Reviewing

Herbert Samuel Mallory - Book reviewing - 1923 - 554 pages
...the glorious class of the best. And there is no doubt what that something is. It is the spoudaiotes, the high and excellent seriousness, which Aristotle...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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Publications: Second Series

Chaucer Society (London, England) - 1921 - 666 pages
...is. It is the o-irouSai‘T^Á, the high and excellent seriousness which Aristotle assigns as one [p. of the grand virtues of poetry. The substance of Chaucer's...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion 1357-1900, Volume 2

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon - 1925 - 486 pages
...which Aristotle assigns as one [p. of the grand virtues of poetry. The substance of Chaucer's •OT poetry, his view of things and his criticism of life,...what they can rest upon ; and with the increasing demands of our modern ages upon poetry, this virtue of giving us what we can rest upon will be more...
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