By Robert Huntington Fletcher
Jonathan speedy, one other distinct determine of very combined qualities, is like Defoe in that he connects the reign of William III with that of his successors and that, based on the spirit of his age, he wrote for the main half no longer for literary yet for useful reasons; in lots of different respects the 2 are greatly diverse. fast is likely one of the most sensible representatives in English literature of sheer highbrow energy, yet his personality, his goals, his surroundings, and the situations of his existence denied to him additionally literary success of the best everlasting importance.
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Ye (final) is a diphthong. g (not in ng and not initial) before e or i is like j. ' We might add: the life of spiritual mysticism and simplicity by Wordsworth; the completely balanced life by Tennyson; and the life of moral issues and dramatic moments by Robert Browning. JOHN GOWER. The three other chief writers contemporary with Chaucer contrast strikingly both with him and with each other. Least important is John Gower (pronounced either Go−er or Gow−er), a wealthy landowner whose tomb, with his effigy, may still be seen in St.
Chaucer's personality stands out in his writings plainly and most delightfully. It must be borne in mind that, like some others of the greatest poets, he was not a poet merely, but also a man of practical affairs, in the eyes of his associates first and mainly a courtier, diplomat, and government official. His wide experience of men and things is manifest in the life−likeness and mature power of his poetry, and it accounts in part for the broad truth of all but his earliest work, which makes it essentially poetry not of an age but for all time.
In this connected form the plays are called the Mystery or Miracle Cycles. [Footnote: 'Miracle' was the medieval word in England; 'Mystery' has been taken by recent scholars from the medieval French usage. ] In many places, however, detached plays, or groups of plays smaller than the full cycles, continued to be presented at one season or another. Each cycle as a whole, it will be seen, has a natural epic unity, centering about the majestic theme of the spiritual history and the final judgment of all Mankind.