The Bible in Shakspeare William Burgess

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The Bible in Shakspeare  by  William Burgess

The Bible in Shakspeare by William Burgess
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: II A GREATER THAN GENIUS There is a greater than genius and thatMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.

This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: II A GREATER THAN GENIUS There is a greater than genius and that greater is — character. Emerson says:—The purest literary talent appears, at one time great, at another time small, but character is of a stellar and undimin- ishable greatness. . . Character repudiates intellect, yet excites it- and character passes into thought, is published so, and then is ashamed before new flashes of moral worth.

Character is nature in its highest form. Thus genius may shine through the soul and is sometimes reflected through character. But it may flash its light with surpassing brilliancy and yet not express character. The poets uttered great thoughts of fire which flamed forth as the illumination of a comet, but these thoughts were not always a reflex of their moral natures. Genius helps us towards perfection in all that is purely literary or artistic- it brings us the ideal in house-building and that is immeasurable gain. But for infinite, eternal value, genius does not compare with that wealth which brings us a nobler sense of home-building and soul growth.

Men of character, says Emerson, are the conscience of the society to which they belong. . . . Feeble souls never behold a principle until it is lodged in a person. What the world most needs and has always needed most is a principle lodged in a person. For although we may see suggestions of principle in works of art, it is only as they represent the ideal that they are of actual value. The sculptor may bring forth from the marble block a human hand more perfectly formed than any hand we have seen, for it is a copy of the ideal hand, but it lacks flesh and blood and grip and grasp- we are richer in the possession of the artist-made hand, but we are better for the hand that responds to ours with the gri...



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