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Wordsworth's philosophy of life

Title: Wordsworth's philosophy of life.
Name(s): Wilkinson, Maude, author
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (19 leaves)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "'Under every poetry,' it has been said, 'there lies a philosophy.' Or we may say that every poetry is a philosophy. Many among the world's greatest poets are conspicuous for the strong moral and religious tone of their works. 'The poet, the preacher, and the philosophers, all,' as Leslie Stephens says, 'live in the same world and are interested in the same truths.' What is the nature of man and the world in which he lives, and what, in consequence, should be our conduct? The answer to these great questions may take a religious, a poetical or a philosophical form. From one point of view, then, poetry is a kind of philosophy which makes its appeal to the whole of man's nature, and not to one side only, as does abstract philosophy. 'Its object,' according to Wordsworth, 'is truth; not standing on external testimony, but carried alive into the heart by passion; truth which is its own testimony, which gives competence and confidence to the tribunal to which it appeals, and receives them from the same tribunal'"--Introduction.
Identifier: FSU_Wilkinson_Maude (IID)
Note(s): Typescript.
Subject(s): Wordsworth, William
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Host Institution: FSU

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