Matthew Arnold http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Arnold
I do assure you is among the prophets of The Way/The Revolution/The spark of Heaven
read everything you can get your hands on.
This seems to be extended to much of the genius of that attributed to the Victorian age of writing. Pater also has words that entice.
In fact a quote of his about DaVinci is inspiration enough for an entire novel.
"He seemed to them rather the sorcerer or the magician, possessed of curious secrets and a hidden knowledge, living in a world in which he alone possessed the key"
I shall continue on this "pursuit of perfection" for the Kingdom of Heaven is in all of us.