On Heroes, Hero-Worship, & the Heroic in History

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1858 INDEX.
AGINCOURT, Shakspeare’s battle of, 93.
Ali, young, Mahomet’s kinsman and convert, 50.
Allegory, the sportful shadow of earnest Faith, 6, 28.
Ambition, foolish charge of, 191; laudable ambition, 193.
Arabia and the Arabs, 41.
Balder, the white Sungod, 17, 31.
Belief, the true god-announcing miracle, 50, 66, 124, 149; war of, 176. See Religion, Scepticism.
Benthamism, 65, 148.
Books, miraculous influence of, 138, 142; our modern University, Church and Parliament, 140.
Boswell, 157.
Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, 7.
Burns, 161; his birth, and humble heroic parents, 161; rustic dialect, 162; the most gifted British soul of his century, 163; resemblance to Mirabeau, 164; his sincerity, 165; his visit to Edinburgh; Lionhunted to death, 166.
Caabah, the, with its Black Stone and sacred Well, 43.
Canopus, worship of, 10.
Charles I., fatally incapable of being dealt with, 184.
China, literary governors of, 145.
Church. See Books.
Cromwell, 179; his hypochondria, 182, 187; early marriage and conversion; a quiet farmer, 183; his Ironsides, 185; his Speeches, 188, 201; his ‘ambition,’ and the like, 190; dismisses the Rump Parliament, 197; Protectorship, and Parliamentary Futilities, 199; his last days, and closing sorrows, 202.
Dante, 73; biography in his Book and Portrait, 73; his birth, education and early career, 74; love for Beatrice; unhappy marriage; banishment, 75; uncourtier-like ways, 76; death, 77; his Divina Commedia genuinely a song, 78; the Unseen World, as figured in the Christianity of the Middle Ages, 82;’uses’of Dante, 85.
David, the Hebrew King, 41.
Divine Right of Kings, 171.
Duty, 27, 55; infinite nature of, 65, 83; sceptical spiritual paralysis, 147.
Edda, the Scandinavian, 16.
Eighteenth Century, the sceptical, 147–152, 179.
Elizabethan Era, 86.

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