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ELIZABETHAN serious ESSAYS EDITED WITH AN creation by way of G. GREGORY SMITH quantity I - PREFACE the aim of those volumes is to gather the writings of the Elizabethan age that are enthusiastic about Literary feedback. The time period is utilized in its such a lot finished experience, and allows the inclusion now not only of educational treatises at the nature of poetry or on extra distinct difficulties of shape, yet of tracts and prefaces which show modern flavor. the various texts, reminiscent of Harveys and Nashs, are reproduced much less for his or her subject than for his or her demeanour of strategy. The paintings is consequently an try and get well, basically within the phrases of the Elizabethans themselves, what then handed for serious opinion in literary circles. i'm hoping the gathering will commend itself as being really entire the creative repeti tion of argument and representation which runs via out may exhibit no less than that we're in ownership of the abiding issues. numerous of the texts were reprinted, both separately or as components of works, in the course of the past due century, and significantly by means of Haslewood, Grosart, and Mr. Arber. In those, it can be stated, the curiosity has been completely bibliographical and historic a limit probably inevitable within the plan of separate reprints. the development within the research of feedback has proved, notwithstanding, that there are different, and maybe extra very important, pursuits during this fabric, and that those are top served by means of treating it as an entire. In no opposite direction will we locate the historic point of view of what seems to be a mingle-mangle of ill-con vi Preface sidered, off-hand sayings, or greater enjoy the truth that in those now we have the real beginnings of English feedback as a separate literary variety or effectively know how a lot of the classical temper expressed in Dryden and his successors is the common and local consequence of those early speculations. i've got endeavoured, within the creation, to debate those basic difficulties, and to teach that the texts the following reprinted offer facts for sure conclusions. it's been stumbled on handy to take advantage of the epithet 1 Elizabethan within the strictest chronological experience, and to exclude the sooner treatises of Coxe, Wilson, and Sherry, and, with them, Fulwoods booklet of 1568, that are both solely rhetorical or simply anthological. by way of finishing with Elizabeth's death-year, we're denied the serious paintings of Ben Jonson, except the sooner items which look within the Appendix to Vol. ii, and the entire paintings of Bacon for even though the 1st version of the Essays seemed in 1597, the $64000 reissues fall good inside of Jamess reign. furthermore concerns of house aside Jonson J s and Bacons milieu is Jacobean, and their paintings introduces us to a later degree within the heritage of feedback. In that paintings, with Boltons Hypercritica, Stirlings Anacrisis, Draytons Epistle to Reynolds, and others, there's abundant fabric for an additional quantity. but we'd like no longer main issue ourselves overmuch with the chronological department. The defence of the - limits right here selected has to be the mutual dependence of the essays among Aschams bankruptcy on Imitation and Daniels Defence. It so occurs that the date of the latter falls in or approximately 1603. Preface vii all of the writings within the physique of the publication are in prose. The contributions in verse, akin to Daniels Musophtlus, Halls Satires, or Peeks decisions on contemporaries, are both it appears that evidently supplementary or too occasional for the current function. those were included when it comes to representation within the Notes...

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It hinders Men from seeing and examining. When two things in themselves disjoin'd, appear to the sight constantly united; if the Eye sees these things rivetted which are loose, where will you begin to rectify the mistakes that follow in two Ideas, that they have been accustom'd so to join in their Minds, as to substitute one for the other, and, as I am apt to think, often without perceiving it themselves? 18) Here association is explicitly a matter of self-blindness: the em- THE FACE OF E X P E R I E N C E / 25 phasis of this passage, as of the other, is not so much on the falsity of the connections that are made as on the relation of reason to this falsity.

By remembering death as the property of her child, the mother gives her child to death as its property; she gives it a form, a means of appearing. The EMPIRICAL TRUTHS AND CRITICAL FICTIONS / 38 mother, wishing to fight death with her memory, unknowingly adorns death with the face of her child. 39 The real danger of the mother's behavior, then, is not falsehood, but the reversal by which thought turns its objects into figures. But the figure in the mother's remembering is not the "associative" figuration based on the substitution of one idea or term for another by means of an analogy grounded in perception.

The nature of this gesture— the representation of self-knowledge as a history of its evolving discourses—is not entirely clear, but it is nevertheless entirely appropriate, since it is precisely this configuration of selfknowledge, history, and discourse which many "Romantic" texts explore. By reading these texts in a search for our past, therefore, we can learn more about this very attempt to recognize ourselves in them. A similar gesture, although apparently inadvertent, is made by Jeffrey Mehlman in translating a passage from Freud's Three Essays on Sexuality.

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