By Steve Clark, Tristanne Connolly
What, and whilst, is British Romanticism, if noticeable now not in island isolation yet cosmopolitan integration with ecu Romantic literature, historical past and tradition? The essays the following diversity from poetry and the radical to technological know-how writing, philosophy, visible paintings, opera and melodrama; from France and Germany to Italy and Bosnia.
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He was thrilled with ‘the frightful view’ of the craggy, irregular rocks piled as ‘the Ruins upon Ruins in monstrous Heaps, and Heaven and Earth confounded’ (2:381). An admirer of both Thomas Burnet and Isaac Newton, he proved to be the first critic that distinguished the idea of ‘the sublime’, as irregular, enchanting and ruinous, from ‘the beautiful’, which is based on ‘regularity, order, and beauty’ (1:202). In traversing the Apennines at the beginning of the eighteenth century, Addison was also impressed by the ‘rude Prospects of so many Rocks rising one above another’ and the deep chasms cut by the torrents of rain and snow-water’ (Remarks ( , 164–5).
In particular, Auszug aus einem Briefwechsel über Ossian und die Lieder alter Völker [[Extracts from a Correspondence about Ossian and the Songs of the Ancient Peoples] (1773), but also later writing such as ‘Homer und Ossian’ (1795). See Bealle. 33. In the original context of the poem, a letter to George Thomson from circa 30 August 1793, Burns remarks, ‘I shewed the air to Urbani, who was highly pleased with it, & begged me to make soft verses for it; but I had no idea of giving myself any trouble on the Subject, till the accidental recollection of that glorious struggle for Freedom, associated with the glowing ideas of some other struggles of the same nature, not quite so ancient’ t (2:236).
He begins to observe a history of the earth. The rapture at magnificent spectacles seamlessly gives way to a philosopher’s observation on geological transformations: Here thoughtless men, seized with the newness of such objects, become thoughtful and willingly contemplate the incessant changes of this earth’s surface. They see, as in one instant, the revolutions of past ages, the fleeting forms of things, and the decay even of this our globe, whose youth and first formation they consider, whilst the apparent spoil and irreparable breaches of the wasted mountain show them the world itself only as noble ruin, and make them think of its approaching period.