There is a touch of Byron, Swinburne and even of Schopenhauer in many of his rubais, which clearly proves that the modern pessimist is by no means a novel creature in the realm of philo- sophic thought and poetical imagination.
Anterior to Kant the gradual advance of idealism had been the most conspicuous feature in philo sophic speculation.
sophic contribution of the first importance (see fig.
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