A few words concerning Plato and Bacon

William Fulford

General Description

Date: 1856
Genre: Prose essay

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


In this essay, William Fulford defends contemporary England against the claim that it is “a practical age, an age of facts, in which imagination lies dead or dying, while art is neglected or cultivated feebly and unsuccessfully” (190). He gives Tennyson, Hunt, and Ruskin as examples that the 19th century is an age of moral and intellectual progress, as well as scientific and technological.

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , March, 1856.

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