The Rise of British Idealism
I have it now! the Universities.
Long as those monkish rookeries exist
They’ll be a drag upon us go a-head men;
At least with Church Establishment. Abroad
They manage these things differently: The Burschen
Fight at the barricades; and Herr Professor
Will sketch you twenty Paper-Constitutions
Shall only cost the foolscap. No subscribing
To Articles, no tests of Church Communion;
But good Free Trade, religious and political,
Progress and Agitation. But at Oxford
There’s nought but bigotry and priestcraft.
KeywordsNineteenth Century Continental Philosophy German Idealism Anglican Idealism Christian Theism
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- 18.Coleridge, S.T. in Griggs, E.L. (ed.) Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (6 vols.) (1956–71), I, 397, quoted in Holmes, R.H. (1982), 11.Google Scholar
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