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The Higher Ministries

of

Recent English Poetry



By FRANK W. GUNSAULUS, D.D.



The Higher Ministries of
Recent English Poetry

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The Higher Ministries
Recent English Poetry



FRJNK W. G UNSJUL US, D. £>., LL. D.



"A neiv commandment,^^ said tie smiling Muse,
" I gi-ve my darling son, Thou shalt not preachy " —
Luther, Fox, Behmen, Sivedenborg, greiv pale.
And, on the instant, rosier clouds upbore
Hafiz and Shakespeare -with their shining choirs.

— Emerson.




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r,^ SANTA BARBARA



To the class of igoy

Just graduated from the

Chicago Theological Seminary

before whose members these lectures

were delivered,

I now dedicate them with every prayer

and hope which happy recollection

and sincere love may inspire.

Frank W. Gunsaulus.



TJie Lecture Room for HomeleticSf
May lo, igoi.



CONTENTS
I

The Literary Phases of the Re-
ligious Problem ... 9

II

Matthew Arnold . . • .52

III

Alfred Tennyson . • . .107

IV
Robert Browning , . , .178



The letter herewith reproduced in facsimile
marks one of the moments in Browning's spirit-
ual history in which he realized the comfort
and strength of a faith in the Life Immortal.
The letter was generously given to the author
of this book by his friend, Mr. A. C. Bartlett.



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