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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
edited by - 1856
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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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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1886 - 638 pages
...fire 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...The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in3o creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - English literature - 1888 - 638 pages
...regions where the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not, like rta ;oning, a power to be exerted according to the determination...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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Prose Works from the Original Edition

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1888
...be exerted according to the-determination of the will. A man cannot say, " I will_compose_jgoetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the mind" in creation is as a Jjylijjg coal, whi-h some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? 4212 Shelley: A Defence of Poetry. 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 Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " 1 will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...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 Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...the owl-winged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar ? 4212 Shelley : A Defence of Poetry. Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " 1 will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading...
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A Defense of Poetry: Edited with Introd. and Notes

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Albert Stanburrough Cook - Poetry - 1890 - 82 pages
...Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be 5 exerted according to the determination of the will. ^. man cannot say. "I will compose poetry." The greatest...say it ; for the mind in creation^ is as a fading c.oaj, ^ influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to trap.- 10 sitory brightness; this power arises...
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The Works of Walter Bagehot: With Memoirs by R. H. Hutton, Volume 1

Walter Bagehot - English literature - 1891
...quivered with the "harmonious madness" of imaginative concentration. "Poetry," he himself tells us, "is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot * Conversations with Eckennann and Soret ; Oxenford's translation. At Jena, Sept. 18, 1823. say it...
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A Defense of Poetry

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Digital images - 1891 - 86 pages
...exerted accor3ing7"To"jtHe 3etermination of the" will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." I The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind/ in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible/ influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to tran-10 sitory brightness; this power...
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