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Frederick Schlegel 1772–1829


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Frederick Schlegel 1772-1829

1 (57) one of two celebrated literary brothers —the other named Augustus Had a strong predilection toward the wonderful and mysterious— 1803, entered Roman Catholic Church.— Wrote "Philosophy of History,"—[illegible]most valuable idea tenet of which is,—"the inexpediency of destroying old institutions before new ideas are prepared to develope​ themselves in consistency with the order of society.—" —Lectures "(History of Literature" 1811–12) have chiefly extended his fame He makes Literature the repre‑ 
  sentative expression of all that is superior in a nation—
thus elevating it, especially poetry, far above the views of trivial and commonplace criticism, and regarding it as incorporating and being the highest product of human life and genius
—He appreciates the great masters of all countries, and sets them off from crowds of temporary persons Prejudices—But remember in reading these Lectures, that Schlegel was full of the Prejudices of a zealous newly converted Roman Catholic.— [begin surface 2]
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