Monthly Archives: January 2014

(In)Congruence in the Poetry & Prose of Wordsworth & Arnold: Defining the Romantic/Victorian Divide

(Pardon the formatting problems. WordPress doesn’t like copy & paste.) (In)Congruence in the Poetry & Prose of Wordsworth & Arnold: Defining the Romantic/Victorian Divide I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, […]

Monomania & The Catholic Sensibility

In 1667 John Milton ascribed to man “the sanctity of reason,” that traditional human trait which relieves the human psychology of the “prone and brute” affects of other creatures: man stands erect, which means he is physically able to look toward both the heavens and the earth. Brutes, of course, have by nature only the […]

See the Faith: Sts. Peter and Paul

   The features of St. Peter and St. Paul depicted in each of these four images adhere to some basic principles. Clearly each was intended to stay faithful to some other image, producing a trail of images leading to the first portrait of these holy men. The faces of the princes of the apostles were […]