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"Think it not thy business, this knowing thyself; thou art an unknowable individual: know what thou canst work at; and work at it, like Hercules! That will be thy better plan."
Thomas Carlyle - Past and Present
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by Action alone"
Thomas Carlyle - Past and Present
"but culture works differently... it does not try to win them for this sect of their own... It seeks to do away with classes; to make the best that has been thought and known in the world current everywhere; to make all men live in an atmosphere of sweetness and light, where they may use ideas, as it uses them itself, freely,--nourished, and not bound by them."
Matthew Arnold - Culture and Anarchy
"Thou hast been, shalt be, art, alone."
Matthew Arnold - "Isolation. To Marguerite"
"Tho' Nature, red in tooth and claw"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope
And gather dust and chaff, and call
To what I feel is Lord of all,
And faintly trust the larger hope."
Tennyson - In Memorium
"I Falter firmly where I trod,
And Falling with my weight of cares
Upon the great world's altar-stairs
That slope through darkness up to God"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"He fed upon her face by day and night...
Not as she is, but as she fills his dream."
Christina Rossetti - "In an Artist's Studio"
Tennyson's lost friend-In Memorium his written about him
"and let the ape and tiger die"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"And bless thee, for thy lips are bland,
And bright the friendship of thine eye;
And in my thoughts with scarce a sigh
I take the pressure of thine hand."
Tennyson - In Memorium
"A warmth within the breast would melt
The freezing reason's colder part,
And like a man in wrath the heart
Stood up and answer'd 'I have felt.'"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"No, like a child in doubt and fear:
But that blind clamour made me wise;
Then was I as a child that cries,
But, crying, knows his father's near;"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"And out of darkness came the hands
That reached thro' nature, moulding men."
Tennyson - In Memorium
"And all is well, tho' faith and form
Be sunder'd in the night of fear;
Well roars the storm to those that hear
A deeper voice across the storm"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"That friend of mine who lives in God"
Tennyson - In Memorium
"That God, which ever lives and loves,
One God, one law, one element,
And one far-off divine event,
To which the whole creation moves."
Tennyson - In Memorium
A "coming of age" or development novel
A story in which the story and characters represent something else - A 1 to 1 correspondence.
Action, Currer, and Ellis Belle
Psuedonymns for the Bronte sisters
The seemingly supernatureal incidents always have rational explanations
"Conventionality is not morality"
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
Sprung Rhythm
From Hopkins's study in Whales - Nearest to natural rhythm of speach - Emphasizing stresses not syllables
Inscape ("Inner Landscape")
Hopkins - Everything has a distinctive design that constitutes...
Hopkins - The energy that unifies Inscape and projects it out to the observer.
"Terrible" Sonnets
Hopkins's sonnets in which he is honest about his depression, and his sense of spiritual sterility
Doug Scotts, a medieval philosopher, who influenced Hopkins - "Thisness" distinctiveness in every object and person
"I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh--it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both of us passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal,--as we are!"
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
"And your will shall decide your destiny... I offer you my hand, my heart, and a share of all my possessions."
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
"If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends."
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
"Midas longed for gold... What a truth in these old fables!"
Thomas Carlyle - Past and Present
"Gurth's brass collar did not gall him: Cedric deserved to be his master."
Thomas Carlyle - Past and Present
"Liberty to die by starvation is not so divine!"
Thomas Carlyle - Past and Present
"And laid her soiled gloves by, untied
Her hat and let the damp hair fall"
Robert Browning - "Porphyria's Lover"
"She put my arm about her waist,
"And made her smooth white shoulder bare...
And, stooping, made my cheek lie there"
Robert Browning - "Porphyria's Lover"
"and all her hair
In one long yellow string I wound
Three times her little throat around,
And strangled her."
Robert Browning - "Porphyria's Lover"
"And all night long we have not stirred,
And yet God has not said a word!"
Robert Browning - "Porphyria's Lover"
"If hate killed men, Brother Lawrence,
God's blood, would not mine kill you!"
Robert Browning - "Sililoquy of the Spanish Cloister"
"If I trip him just a-dying,
Sure of Heaven as sure can be,
Spin him round and send him flying
Off to hell, a Manichee?"
Robert Browning - "Sililoquy of the Spanish Cloister"
"She had
A heart--how shall I say?--too soon made glad"
Robert Browning - "My Last Duchess"
He is critical of consumerism
John Ruskin - The Stones of Venice: "The Nature of Gothic"
"Do what you can, and confess frankly what you are unable to do; neither let your effort be shortened for fear of failure, nor confession silenced for fear of shame."
John Ruskin - The Stones of Venice: "The Nature of Gothic"
"You must either make a tool of the creature, or a man of him. You cannot make both."
John Ruskin - The Stones of Venice: "The Nature of Gothic"
"Never encourage the manufacture of any article not absolutely necessary, in the production of which Invention has no share."
John Ruskin - The Stones of Venice: "The Nature of Gothic"
"every young lady, therefore, who buys glass beads is engaged in the slave-trade"
John Ruskin - The Stones of Venice: "The Nature of Gothic"
"For surely once, they feel, we were
Parts of a single continent!"
Matthew Arnold - "To Marguerite-Continued"
"The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round the earth's shore...
But now I only hear
It's melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Matthew Arnold - "Dover Beach"
"Alas! is even love to weak
To unlock the heart, and let it speak?"
Matthew Arnold - "The Buried Life"
"And long we try in vain to speak and act
Our hidden self, and what we say and do
Is eloquent, is well--but 'tis not true!"
Matthew Arnold - "The Buried Life"
"He did not love me living; but once dead
He pitied me; and very sweet it is
To know he still warm tho' I am cold."
Christina Rossetti - "After Death"
"For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather"
Christina Rossetti - "Goblin Market"
"Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Hopkins - "God's Grandeur"
"Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breasts and with ah! bright wings!"
Hopkins - "God's Grandeur"
"Glory be to God for dappled things"
Hopkins - "Pied Beauty"
"I say more: the just man justices...
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is--Christ"
Hopkins - "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
"That night, that year
Of now done darkness I wretch lay wrestling with (my God!) my God."
Hopkins - "Carrion Comfort"
"Comforter, where, where is your comforting?"
Hopkins - "No Worst, There is None"
"The two nations" - slums and opulence - the widening gap
Pre-Raphaelites / Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB)
-Wanted to go back to before the Renaissance - Return to a simpler time.
-Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Christina's brother) was one of the founders
Dramatic Monologue
Ventriloquist - Portrayed characters in heightened moments
They had lots of stuff going on all the time - They were incredibly productive
No matter who you are or where you come from, you can be united by a common knowledge.
Matthew Arnold - Culture and Anarchy
Angria and Gondel
Story made up by Bronte children to go along with the lives of their dolls
The first word Jane learns in French - "to be"
Bronte - Jane Eyre
Rochester's lunatic wife
Bronte - Jane Eyre
Blanche Ingram
The woman Rochester is supposed to be engaged to - She only pretends to read and is mean to governesses
Bronte - Jane Eyre
Rosamond Oliver
The woman with whom St. John is in love - "Rose of the world," He doesn't think she's fit to be a missionaries wife
Bronte - Jane Eyre
"All art constantly aspires to the condition of music"
Walter Pater - Hopkins tutor at Oxford