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" ... A poem, in my opinion, is opposed to a work of science by having, for its immediate object, pleasure, not truth ; to romance, by having, for its object, an indefinite instead of a definite pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained... "
Russell's Magazine - Page 163
edited by - 1858
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The works of the late Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 4

Edgar Allan Poe, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Nathaniel Parker Willis, James Russell Lowell - 1856
...presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which endjmusic is an essential, since the comprehension of sweet...the idea, without the music, is prose, from its very definitiveness. What was meant by the invective against him who had no music in his soul ? . . . ....
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The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 4

Edgar Allan Poe - 1859
...pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which...when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry; muaic, without the idea, is simply music ; the idea, without the music, u prose, from its very definitiveness....
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The Century, Volume 20

1880
...truth ; the pleasure must not be definite, but subtile, and therefore poetry is opposed to romance; music is an essential, " since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception." Metaphysics in verse he hated, pronouncing the Lake theory a new form of didacticism that had injured...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 236

Early English newspapers - 1874
...this object is attained ; romance presenting perceptible images with definite poetry, with ///definite sensations, to which end music is an essential, since...the idea, without the music, is prose, from its very definiteness." Our paradoxical young poet sums up the confession of his poetic faith, and with it,...
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Poems, complete, with an orig. mem. by R.H. Stoddard

Edgar Allan Poe - 1875
...this object is attained : romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with /^definite sensations, to which end music is an essential, since...the idea without the music is prose from its very definiteness. What was meant by the invective against " him who had no music in his soul ? " To sum...
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Edgar Allan Poe: His Life, Letters, and Opinions, Volume 1

John Henry Ingram - Authors, American - 1880
...pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained ; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which...since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most IO2 Poes Earliest Prose. indefinite conception. Music, when combined with a pleasurable idea, is poetry...
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Poems and essays

Edgar Allan Poe - 1883
...pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained ; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite sensations, to which...the idea, without the music, is prose, from its very definitiveness. What was meant by the invective against him who had no music in his soul ? . . . ....
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Edgar Allan Poe

Mayne Reid - 1885
...pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained ; romance presenting perceptible images with -definite, poetry with indefinite, sensations, to...the idea without the music is prose from its very definiteness." These crude generalizations, together with the incidental remarks that no one enjoys...
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Edgar Allan Poe

George Edward Woodberry - Authors, American - 1885 - 354 pages
...pleasure, being a poem only so far as this object is attained ; romance presenting perceptible images with definite, poetry with indefinite, sensations, to which...music ; the idea without the music is prose from its yery definiteness." These crude generalizations, together with the incidental remarks that no one enjoys...
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Poets of America

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American poetry - 1885 - 516 pages
...truth; the pleasure must not be definite, but subtile, and therefore poetry is opposed to romance ; music is an essential, " since the comprehension of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception." Metaphysics in verse he hated, pronouncing the Lake theory a new form of didacticism that had injured...
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