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Title: From a College Window Author: Arthur Christopher Benson Posting Date: August 18, 2009 [EBook #4614] Release Date: November, 2003 First Posted: February 19, 2002 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FROM A COLLEGE WINDOW *** Produced by Don Lainson and Charles Aldarondo.
HTML version by Al Haines. FROM A COLLEGE WINDOW By ARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON Mens cujusque is est quisque 1906 NOTE. Twelve of the essays included in this volume appeared in the _Cornhill Magazine_.
My best thanks are due to the proprietor and editor of the _Cornhill Magazine_ for kind permission and encouragement to reprint these.
I have added six further papers, dealing with kindred subjects. A.
B. Sat Apr 01 00:25:25 2017 2 CONTENTS I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. The Point of View On Growing Older Books Sociabilities Conversation Beauty Art Egotism Education Authorship The Criticism of Others Priest Ambition The Simple Life Games Spiritualism Habits Religion I THE POINT OF VIEW I have lately come to perceive that the one thing which gives value to any piece of art, whether it be book, or picture, or music, is that subtle and evasive thing which is called personality.
No amount of labour, of zest, even of accomplishment, can make up for the absence of this quality.
It must be an almost wholly instinctive thing, I believe. Of course, the mere presence of personality in a work of art is not sufficient, because the personality revealed may be lacking in charm; and charm, again, is an instinctive thing.
No artist can set out to ca...

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