Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society by Robert Southey

Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

By Robert Southey

  • Release Date: 1843-01-01
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Brief Description

This is a biographical type of book. It describes aslo the different social issues. These dialogues with a meditative and patriotic ghost form separate dissertations upon various questions that concern the progress of society. Omitting a few dissertations that have lost the interest they had when the subjects they discussed were burning questions of the time, this volume retains the whole machinery of Southey's book. It gives unabridged the Colloquies that deal with the main principles of social life as Southey saw them in his latter days; and it includes, of course, the pleasant Colloquy that presents to us Southey himself, happy in his library, descanting on the course of time as illustrated by the bodies and the souls of books. As this volume does not reproduce all the Colloquies arranged by Southey under the main title of "Sir Thomas More", it avoids use of the main title, and ventures only to describe itself as "Colloquies on Society, by Robert Southey". They are of great interest, for they present to us the form and character of the conservative reaction in a mind that was in youth impatient for reform. In Southey, as in Wordsworth, the reaction followed on experience of failure in the way taken by the revolutionists of France, with whose aims for the regeneration of Europe they had been in warmest accord. Neither Wordsworth nor Southey ever lowered the ideal of a higher life for man on earth. Southey retains it in these Colloquies, although he balances his own hope with the questionings of the ghost, and if he does look for a crowning race, regards it, with Tennyson, as a " far off divine event To which the whole Creation moves".

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