The romanticists were attacked in an amusing satire, Les Voyages et aventures de M.
From the philosophic movement, in which Schiller and the Romanticists were so deeply involved, Goethe stood apart.
The view of the romanticists was as one-sided as any that had gone before.
On the side of the Academy they were vigorously attacked by Per Adam Wallmark (1777-1858), to whom they replied in a satire which was the joint work of several of the romanticists, Markall's Sleepless Nights.
Chenedolle had many sympathies with the romanticists, and was a contributor to their organ, the Muse frangaise.
All, or almost all, the clever young men of the brilliant generation of 1830 passed under his influence; and, while he pleased the Romanticists by his frank appreciation of the beauties of English, German, Italian and Spanish poetry, he had not the least inclination to decry the classics - either the classics proper of Greece and Rome or the so-called classics of France.
Against the Romanticists he waged untiring war.
The first half of the century (apart from the scientific activity of Pertz, Guizot, &c.) was largely dominated by the romanticists, with their exaggeration of the individual.
Barbey d'Aurevilly is an extreme example of the eccentricities of which the Romanticists were capable, and to read him is to understand the discredit that fell upon the manner.
He holds a place midway between the romanticists and the realists, with a distinguished and lucid portraiture of life which is entirely his own.