पृष्ठ:देव और बिहारी.djvu/७३

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रस-राज love. It is impossible to feel them without becoming a portion of that beauty which we contemplate: it were superfiuous to explain how the gentleness and eleration of mind connected with these sacred emotions can render men more amiable, more generous and wise and lift them out of the dull vapours of the little world of Sell. Love, which found a worthy poet in plato alone of all the anerents, has been celebrated by a chorus of the greatest writers of the renovated world ; and its music has penetrated the caverns of society and the echoes still drown the dissonance of arms and superstition. At saccessive intervals Ariosto, Tasso, Shakespeare, Spenser, Calderon, Rousseau have celebrated the dominion of love. planting as it were trophies in the human mind of that Sublimest victory over ensuality and force... .....and if the error, which confounded diversity with inequality of the powers of the two sexes, has been partially recognised in the opinions and institutions of modern Europe, we owe this great benefits to the worship of which chivalry was the law, and the poets the prophets." ( Shelly's defence of poetry) अँगरेज़ी के एक बहुत बड़े लेखक की राय है कि जीवन के सभी प्रगतिशील रूप नर-नारी के परस्पर आकर्षण पर अवलंबित हैं। महामना स्कीलर की राय है कि दिन की इमारत प्रेम और क्षुधा की नींव पर उठी है। यदि ये दोनों न हों, तो फिर जीवन में कुछ नहीं रह जाता । एक बहुत अच्छे समालोचक की राय है कि नर-नारी के बीच जिस समता के भाव का विकास हुआ है, उसके मूल में प्रेम ही