"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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observation. From the Iliad downwards men of imagination have been foremost to display the qualities of their respective races when raced to heroic hates of emotion and action they have labored to bring these into high relief and to range them monumentally for recognition and honor and in gathering fame themselves out of such endeavors, they have rendered no pity service to their compatriots, in these days, when the men of imagination for the most part write novels, or, in other words, when the novelists for the most part do the work of men of imagination, there is no reason that we know about why they should neglect this portion of it. Originally the chief minis trance in the behalf was poets, but the poets of this day have hung their harps upon the welowes and taken to celebrate their soul agonies and personal inconveniences.
The writer who would touch a national theme at all must at least have some claim to be considered national himself - national in his fame or national in his sympathies, and we question if anyone of his harshest critics will deny that this qualification is possessed by Charles Dickens. Short and slight as this story is, it enables Charles Dickens to bring out the salient traits so recently displayed by his countrymen and country - women amid hardships and dangerous which have never been existed. Their intrepidity and self-confidence, their habit of grumbling at each other without occasion and of helping each other when occasion arises, the promptitude with which they accommodate themselves to any emergency and the practical ability with which they surmount every embarrassment the latent sympathy between gentle and simple, the rude and refined which common hazards stimulate and common sufferings sanctify in short, the sprit of mutual reliance of receptoral service and sacrifice, which they have exhibited in fact Charles Dickens hast striven to reproduce in fiction.Скачать