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The Language of Uncertainty

  • Hazel Hutchison

Abstract

In the opening days of 1890, James marked the funeral of Robert Browning with an essay in which he paid tribute to the poet’s character and work:

His voice sounds loudest and also clearest for the things that we as a nation like best—the fascination of faith, the acceptance of life, the respect of its mysteries, the endurance of its changes, the vitality of the will, the validity of character, the beauty of action, the seriousness above all of the great human passion.1

Keywords

Material Object Religious Experience Spiritual Experience Figurative Language Spiritual Growth 
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Notes

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