By Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
The diversity of functions of the time period "mysticism" has pressured me to limit myself right here to a dialogue of that philosophical kind of mysticism which matters itself with questions of final truth. My target, too, has been to contemplate this topic in reference to nice English writers. i've got had, consequently, to exclude, with remorse, the literature of the US, so wealthy in mystical concept. I desire to thank Mr John Murray for sort permission to use a piece of writing of mine which seemed within the Quarterly assessment, and in addition Dr Ward and Mr Waller for comparable permission in regards to convinced passages in a bankruptcy of the Cambridge historical past of English Literature, vol. ix. i'm additionally indebted to Mr Bertram Dobell, Messrs Longmans, eco-friendly, Mrs Coventry Patmore and Mr Francis Meynell for many kindly permitting me to cite from the works respectively of Thomas Traherne, Richard Jefferies, Coventry Patmore, and Francis Thompson.
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