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" I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of the imagination. "
John Keats: a literary biography ... - Page 161
by Albert Elmer Hancock - 1908 - 234 pages
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The Benares magazine

History - 1850
...reality the result of Imagination.* When the Endymion was nearly finished, we find him writing : " I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of the imagination. What the imagination seizes must be true all our passions are, in their sublime, creative of essential...
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 27

Theology - 1889
...self-reliance. The Over Soul is the vast background of our being. Nothing is except the Soul. Keats felt certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of the imagination. But Emerson, like Shelley, makes the Soul ' the hierophant of an unapprehended inspiration, the unacknowledged...
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An Introduction to the Study of Poetry

Henry Bernard Cotterill - English poetry - 1882 - 328 pages
...great poet the sense of beauty overcomes every other consideration." Once more, " I am certain about nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth, whether it existed before or not....
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The complete poetical works and letters of John Keats

John Keats - Poets, English - 1899 - 473 pages
...song ' to which Keata refers in a letter to Benjamin Bailey, dated November 22, 1817, when he says : ' I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections, and the trnth of Imagination. What the Imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth whether it existed before...
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Feminine Influence on the Poets

Edward Thomas - Women in literature - 1911 - 351 pages
...self-defence, to deaden its delicacy in vulgarity and things attainable." At this same moment he is certain of nothing but " the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of imagination." The difference is due partly to uncertainty and partly to inexperience : when he recommended...
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The Other Pushkin: A Study of Alexander Pushkin's Prose Fiction

Paul Debreczeny - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 386 pages
...subjectivism, yet Keats confessed, typically for a romantic, a reliance on sentiment rather than reason: "I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of Imagination."17 The notion of "negative capability" came to the fore in an age that saw the interception...
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Religion in the Age of Romanticism: Studies in Early Nineteenth-Century Thought

Bernard M. G. Reardon - Philosophy - 1985 - 303 pages
...Kierkegaard's phrase. 'I am certain of nothing', stated Coleridge's younger contemporary Keats, 'except the holiness of the Heart's affections, and the truth of the Imagination.' Hence also the aestheticism of the Romantics. It not only stamps their attitude to the Christian religion,...
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A Centre of Excellence: Essays Presented to Seymour Betsky

Robert Druce, Seymour Betsky - American literature - 1987 - 216 pages
...ultimately dependent on imagination. With Keats, in his letter to Benjamin Bailey, Poe might exclaim: I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination what the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth whether it existed before or...
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Prin

Andrew Davies - 1989 - 89 pages
...across her shoulder. Then the left arm. Same movement. Musingly as if trying it our for size.) PRIN. I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of the imagination. Yes. And all the rest, all the rest is bloody well immaterial. (DIBS comes in.) PRIN. Oh there you...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. John Keats (1795-1821) English poet In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes....
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