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          LITERATURE A PILLAR OF STRENGTH.         153

civilization, and helping to establish the force and
beauty of letters, nothing affected Europe more than
the rule of those Princes of Italy who fostered and
encouraged the renewal of the Renaissance of Greek
and Ronman culture. When cultured classes withdrew
from interest in popular affairs and devoted their time
to literary pursuits, many exchanged the sword for the
pen, and some of the hottest battles fought in her last
great struggle for liberty were fought by those eminent
literary men, who went into the patriotic struggle with
burning pens, and paid the penalty of their thrusts in
exile and punishment. And so we might go on from
stage to stage, from empire to empire, kingdom to
kingdom, throne to throne-paying tribute to Germany,
which ranks first among the European countries in the
general diffusion of education, and holds an honored
position as having won the recognition and respect of
all other powers by encouraging a national literature
that appealed to the best sentiment of her people and
gave to all a richer stream.
  Stopping to add a word for Spanish authors, who
loved to boast that the literature of no other country
can present so glorious a collection of spirit-stirring
songs and romantic ballads; and be it remembered to
her credit that toward the close of the eighteenth
century, when political convulsions threatened destruc-
tion, she saved herself by reverting to the task of
founding schools for the revival of a purer taste in
literature.
  Even turbulent France cannot be left off of the roll
of empires that yielded to the pressure from the minds
of men, and recognized the part her scholars played in
shaping the life of the people. Though skeptical and
dyed with infidelity, the productions of her literary
men caused them to be recognized as the mouthpiece
of nations. While the sword of Napoleon dared litera-




			
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 10, Num. 1

Literature a Pillar of Strength

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Volume:  10
Issue Number:  01
Page Number:  146
Date:  07/1893


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