Коллинз, Джон Чэртон

жон Чэртон Коллинз

 (англ. John Churton Collins (March 26, 1848 – September 25, 1908), English literary critic, was born at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. From King Edward's School, Birmingham, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1872, and at once devoted himself to a literary career, as journalist, essayist and lecturer. His first book was a study of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1874), and later he edited various classical English writers, and published volumes on Bolingbroke and Voltaire in England (1886), a Study of English Literature (1891), a study of Dean Swift (1893), Essays and Studies (1895), Ephemera Critica (1901), Essays in Poetry and Criticism (1905), and Rousseau and Voltaire (1908), his original essays being sharply controversial in tone, but full of knowledge. In 1904 he became professor of English literature at Birmingham University. For many years he was a prominent University Extension lecturer, and a constant contributor to the principal reviews. On 25 September 1908 he was found dead in a ditch near Lowestoft, at which place he had been staying with a doctor for the benefit of his health. The circumstances necessitated the holding of an inquest, the verdict being that of accidental death.

Цитаты и aфоризмы

Глупец терпит неудачу из-за того, что сложное кажется ему простым, а умный - из-за того, что простое видится ему сложным.

Двери и слушатели взаимно притягиваются друг к другу.

Зависть - самая искренняя форма лести.

Нас редко привязывает к женщине то, чем она нас привлекала.

Не верь человеку, который хорошо отзывается обо всех.

Никогда не доверяй подчиненному, который не находит никаких изъянов у своего начальника.

Никогда не следует требовать как о должном то, о чем можно попросить как об одолжении.

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