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" Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry". The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence,... "
The National Review - Page 369
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Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments,

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Italy - 1840 - 360 pages
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises...
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A defence of poetry. Essay on the literature, arts, and manners of the ...

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1840
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar? . Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according •TO the dull'l munition of the will. A man cannot say, ' 1 will compose poctrv." The greatest poet even cannot...
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Essays, Letters from Abroad

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1845 - 164 pages
...fronTthose eternal regions where the owl-wmged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar? j Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the jniud in creation is as a . fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an / inconstant wind,...
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Shelley, Volume 2

John Addington Symonds - 1878
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the 1 See Letter to Oilier, Jan. 20, 1820, Shelley Memorials, p. 135. mind in creation is as a fading coal,...
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SHELLEY

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS - 1879
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness ; this power arises...
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Shelley

John Addington Symonds - 1879 - 189 pages
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of caleulation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the w ill. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind...
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The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Prose literature - 1880
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare \ not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to ', -| be exerted...the mind in creation is as a /\ fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness ; this power arises...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1880 - 638 pages
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? • Poetry is not, like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in 30 creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...productions exemplified hie words has Ntld : " A man cannot sny, I will write poetry ; the greatest poet cannot say it, for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some irresistible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness. This power...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - English language - 1885 - 367 pages
...from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness ; this power arises...
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