The best work of the Belgian romanticists is in the rich and picturesque prose of the 16th century romance of Charles de Coster (see DE Coster), and in the melancholy and semi-philosophical writings of the moralist Octave Pirmez.
The romanticists were attacked in an amusing satire, Les Voyages et aventures de M.
The romanticists found their philosopher in a most remarkable man, Soren Aaby Kierkegaard (1813-1855), one of the most subtle thinkers of Scandinavia, and the author of some brilliant philosophical and polemical works.
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.
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