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dc.contributor.authorMacLean, Catherine Macdonalden
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:34:33Z
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dc.date.issued1945en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35075
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dc.description.abstractDOROTHY WORDSWORTH: THE EARLY YEARS • This book, although it is the fruit of close research and of an effort made to achieve truth, not only of spirit but of detail, and although it is, I trust, a contribution to knowledge, is not, in its nature or purpose, a book of research. Much new material has been excluded from it as being not essential to its unity, and much that is already well known has been included as being essential to that unity. The book has been written because, having thought much during the past ten years about the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, I have come to feel that to look upon her life is to gain something in knowledge of the nature of Life itself, flame -like, flickering, at times seeming to be a huddle of distracted details, at times quite perverse and wasteful -and yet relentlessly compelling all things towards unity of design. I have written, too, not without a sense, akin to pity and terror, of the way in which the unity may be achieved, quite against the grain of the desires of the beings whose lives go to the making of the design. To study the life of Dorothy Wordsworth is to watch the gradual closing in of the wearing and prosaic details of life upon a woman whose capacity for intensity of living amounted to genius, and who sought above all things fullness of life. She never complained, and such intimations of suffering as she gave were dim, but it is the pitiless chiselling of suffering which shows in the delicate lines of her work.en
dc.description.abstractBORN UNDER SATURN: A BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM HAZLITT • It is hoped that this study, not only of the intellectual and emotional development of a Irian of genius who seemed to his contemporaries "a species by himself," but of the life -struggle in the service of Liberty of one who considered that he had passed through "an apocalyptical chapter in the history of human nature," and who was regarded in his own day not merely nor even primarily as a man -of- letters, but by his enemies as "a bigot of the Revolution," whom it was a virtue to calurimniate almost out of existence and to hunt down "as a wild beast," by his friends as the spear in the hand of Democracy -may have some immediate interest for the Reader of to -day.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.title'Dorothy Wordsworth: the early years'; & 'Born under Saturn: a biography of William Hazlitt'en
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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