The Resource The true nature of the beautiful, and its influence upon culture : a discourse delivered before the literary societies of Amherst College, August 13, 1851, (electronic resource)

The true nature of the beautiful, and its influence upon culture : a discourse delivered before the literary societies of Amherst College, August 13, 1851, (electronic resource)

Label
The true nature of the beautiful, and its influence upon culture : a discourse delivered before the literary societies of Amherst College, August 13, 1851
Title
The true nature of the beautiful, and its influence upon culture
Title remainder
a discourse delivered before the literary societies of Amherst College, August 13, 1851
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Coming as I do in the most beautiful season of the year, into the midst of some of the most beautiful scenery on the continent and from the midst of scenery differently but equally beautiful--coming in mid-summer into the valley of the River from the valley of the Lake--you will not be surprised that my subject has connections with the environment in which I wrote and in which I speak. Surrounded, both while thinking and while giving utterance to my thoughts, by Beauty--composing and speaking in the midst of a material nature saturated and suffused with this element, it will not appear forced or unnatural if I find in it, the theme of our reflections at this hour. It is not my purpose however to surrender myself, or to lead others to surrender themselves, to the full influence and impression of this quality, and to fall into a vague and rhapsodic train of thought or feeling. On the contrary, my aim will be purely and perhaps intensely practical, and I hope with the aid of your own after-thought to make the particular aspect of the general subject of Beauty, that will be exhibited, contribute to scholarship, culture, and character. The specific subject then, to which I would invite your attention, is--The true theory and relative position of the Beautiful with reference more particularly to Culture and to Character"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Index
no index present
LC call number
BT75
LC item number
.S54 1851
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The true nature of the beautiful, and its influence upon culture : a discourse delivered before the literary societies of Amherst College, August 13, 1851, (electronic resource)
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Control code
apa05403632
Dimensions
cm.)
Extent
1 online resource (31 p.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28754608
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa05403632

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