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The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. ...

Thomas Beecham music musicians England British the

Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an ind ...

Theodor W. Adorno criticism and the arts

His father had never at any time displeased him by asking, -Why have you done thus and so? ...

unknown author adolescence fathers Solomon

Our fathers water'd with their tearsThis sea of time whereon we sail, Their voices were in all men's earsWho pass'd within their puissant ha ...

Matthew Arnold time world the futility

"If she belongs to any besides the present, it is to the next world which artists want to see, when paganism will come again and w e can giv ...

Henry Brooks Adams religion Dudley Esther artists

All beauties contain, like all possible phenomena, something eternal and something transitory,--something absolute and something p articular ...

Charles Baudelaire aesthetics beauty

Just as a mirror may be used to reflect images, so ancient events may be used to understand the present. ...

unknown author history time past the

As a perfect Tragedy is the noblest Production of human Nature, so it is capable of giving the Mind one of the most delightful and most impr ...

Joseph Addison tragedy criticism theater

If Ireland is to become a new Ireland she must first become European. ...

James Joyce Ireland and the Irish Europe

O thou, whatever title suit thee!Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie, ...

Robert Burns devil the