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Homeric Translation in Theory and Practice : A Reply to Matthew Arnold, Esq, Professor of Poetry, Oxford, 1861

By Newman, Francis W.

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Title: Homeric Translation in Theory and Practice : A Reply to Matthew Arnold, Esq, Professor of Poetry, Oxford, 1861  
Author: Newman, Francis W.
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Publisher: The Victorian Prose Archive

Victorian Literature

Excerpts: IT is so difficult, amid the press of literature, for a mere versifier and translator to gain notice at all, that an assailant may even do one a service, if he so conduct his assault as to enable the reader to sit in intelligent judgment on the merits of the book assailed. But when the critic deals out to the readers only so much knowledge as may propagate his own contempt of the book, he has undoubtedly immense power to dissuade them from wishing to open it. Mr. Arnold writes as openly aiming at this end. He begins by complimenting me, as ?a man of great ability and genuine learning;? but on questions of learning, as well as of taste, he puts me down as bluntly, as if he had meant, ?a man totally void both of learning and of sagacity.? He again and again takes for granted that he has ?the scholar? on his side, ?the living scholar,? the man who has learning and taste without pedantry. He bids me please ?the scholars,? and go to...


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