Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. During the eleven years of his editorship, in addition to three sharp and penetrating volumes of critical studies, reprinted mainly from the Cornhill under the title of Hours in a Library 1874, 1876 and 1879 , and some Essays on Freethinking and Plain Speaking 1873 and 1897, with introductory essays by J. Il critico si deve limitare ad accettare il fatto e cercare di scoprire le qualità alle quali lo stesso si collega». His family had belonged to the Clapham Sect, the early 19th century group of mainly evangelical Christian social reformers. Le ore trascorse nella biblioteca sono quelle di Sir Leslie Stephen, 1832—1904 , una delle più notevoli figure culturali che siano apparse sulla scena della letteratura di lingua inglese. Brought up in a rigid and precise school which scorned all pretence and discouraged enthusiasm as the sign of an ill-regulated mind, he produced no magnum opus, but he enriched English literature with a fine gallery of literary portraits, not all of them perhaps wholly accurate, but restrained, concise and always significant. Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.
I saggi contenuti nei tre volumi, scritti in varie occasioni e pubblicati su varie riviste, propongono un quadro quanto mai unico di questo uomo che oltre ad essere uno scrittore ed un saggista, fu anche uno straordinario bibliotecario. Stephen was for many years editor of the Cornhill Magazine. It was well received and he now turned to his next project. Maitland's happy memoir, Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen 1906. From 1871 to 1882 he edited , for which he wrote republished in the three series of Hours in a Library, 1874—79.
He was ordained a deacon in 1855, appointed junior tutor in 1856, and ordained a priest in 1859. Maitland, Croom Robertson and Cotter Morison. His greatest learned work was History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century 1876. The whole of Stephen's outlook for the rest of his life was shaped by this early crisis. May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
In 1875 he resigned his priesthood. The at Samford University is named in his honor. Like Johnson, under a brusque exterior and a coltish temper, he concealed a sympathetic and humorous soul. These were very popular and was inspired to pay Stephen a yearly salary of £800 to edit a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history,. He was born in Kensington Gore on November 28, 1832.
In 1900 Leslie Stephen published the three-volume, , a three-volume work eventually published in 1900. In the 1850s, Stephen and his brother James Fitzjames Stephen were invited by Frederick Denison Maurice to lecture at The Working Men's College. Harriet Stephen had another difficult pregnancy and on 28th November, 1875, she died of. Out he would come with some fact, or opinion, no matter who was there. Sidney Lee, whom he had appointed as his assistant in March 1883.
Among the friends he made as an undergraduate were , and. It does not envy, it does not boast, It is not proud. These sketches were reprinted from the Pall Mall Gazette, to the proprietor of which, George Smith, he had been introduced by his brother Sir James Fitzjames Stephen. After education at Eton, King's College, London, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated B. In the 1850s, Stephen and his brother James Fitzjames Stephen were invited by Frederick Denison Maurice to lecture at The Working Men's College. Fortunately for the success of the work, re-established health enabled him to remain a contributor to the Dictionary.
Stephen now began a series of short biographies, entitled, English Men of Letters. He was nursed by his two daughters, and and died at his home at on 22nd February 1904. The first was generally recognized as an important addition to philosophical literature, and led immediately to Stephen's election at the Athenaeum Club in 1877. After studying at Eton College, King's College London and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated B. The portion of his writings which bear upon philosophy is small only in relation to his total literary output. Just over a fortnight later the bride suffered an attack of , and following surgery she died, aged twenty-eight.
Many of these are salted with irony, and most of them are characterized by felicitous phrases, by frequent flashes of insight especially of the sardonic order , and by the good fortune which attends a consummate artist in his special craft. Stephen was knighted in 1901. She died in 1875, leaving him with one child. They explain in various ways that a great many people will be saved without believing, and that eternal damnation is not eternal nor damnation. He had certain ruling passions.
For blowing the froth off the flagon of extravagant or inflated eulogy he certainly met no equal in his generation. What he said was thus most respectfully listened to. Declare the truth by telling yourself that there is nothing to be afraid of, that you no longer entertain any images of fear. It cost me a slice of my life, but has been a good bit of work, though my share in it has diminished. In 1885 he brought out his standard Life of Fawcett, in 1893 his Agnostic's Apology and other Essays, and in 1895 the Life of his brother, Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, which, less essayistic in manner than the Life of Fawcett, contains his most finished biographical work. The negative character of his teaching, his anti-sacerdotal bias, his continual attitude of irony, and even the very subtlety of his thought, have cooperated to retard the recognition of his value as rivalled only by among critics of the incisive school. The hard part is doing it.
In 1865 he left the and attempted to become a full-time writer. In 1862 his position at Cambridge changed. Increasingly he came under Darwinian influences and moved steadily toward agnosticism. He declined to take part in the chapel services. Leslie Stephen became a member of the College's governing College Corporation. Stephen was neither a great thinker nor an original scholar. In 1896 he wrote a memoir of his friend James Dykes Campbell for the second edition of Campbell's Coleridge, and in 1897 he contributed a preface to the English translation of The Early Life of Wordsworth, by M.