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" On these, as modes of impassioned prose, ranging under no precedents that I am aware of in any literature, it is much more difficult to speak justly, whether in a hostile or a friendly character. "
De Quincey's Writings - Page 22
by Thomas De Quincey - 1853
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The Living Age ..., Volume 109

1871
...any prose writers. The Confessions of an Opium-eater and the Suspiria de Profundis are, he tells us, "modes of impassioned prose, ranging under no precedents that I am aware of in any literature." The only confessions that have previously made any great impression upon the world are those of St....
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Autobiographic Sketches

Thomas De Quincey - English essays - 1853 - 383 pages
...derelicts they were, not in the sense of things wilfully abandoned by my predecessors on that road, but in the sense of things blindly overlooked. And, summing...least degree of that correction and pruning which both reqnire so extensively ; and of the Suspiria, not more than perhaps one third has yet been printed....
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 32

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1854
...afldressing themselves purely, or at least primarily, to the intellect ; such as the ' Essays.' " III. "As modes of impassioned prose, ranging under no precedents that I am aware of in literature, ' The English Opium-Eater,' and ' Suspiria de Profundis.' " Undoubtedly, an author ought...
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Essays biographical and critical: chiefly on English poets

David Masson - English literature - 1856 - 475 pages
...class of compositions, included in the American collection, I rank The Confessions of an Opium-Eater, and also (but more emphatically) the Suspiria de Profundis....friendly character. As yet neither of these two works has eveŁ received the least degree of that correction and pruning which both require so extensively ;...
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The Scottish guardian

Music - 1864
...Confessions of an Opium-Eater,' and also (but more emphatically) the ' Suspiria de Profuudis.' Of those, as modes of impassioned prose ranging under no precedents...difficult to speak justly, whether in a hostile or friendly character." The opinion thus formed of them will be supported by all readers. Sir Thomas Browne's...
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The Bible Christian magazine, a continuation of the Arminian magazine

Bible Christians - 1870
...impassioned strains of composition. " On these, as modes of impassioned prose, ranging under no precedent that I am aware of in any literature, it is much more...justly, whether in a hostile or a friendly character. Two remarks, only, I shall address to the equity of the reader. First, I desire to remind him of the...
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The Living Age, Volume 109

Language Arts & Disciplines - 1871
...any prose writers. The Confessions of an Opium-eater and the Suspiria de Profundis are, he tells us, "modes of impassioned prose, ranging under no precedents that I am aware of in any literature." The only confessions that have previously made any great impression upon the world are those of St....
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The Fortnightly, Volume 15

1871
...any prose writers. The Confessions of an Opium-eater and the Suspiria de Profundis are, he tells us, "modes of impassioned prose, ranging under no precedents that I am aware of in any literature." The only confessions that have previously made any great impression upon the world are those of St....
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The Fortnightly Review, Volume 15

Great Britain - 1871
...writers. The Confessions of an Opium-eater and the Suspiria de Profundis are, he tells us, "modes ''I' impassioned prose, ranging under no precedents that I am aware of in any literature." The only confessions that have previously made any great impression upon the world are those of St....
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Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats and Other Essays

David Masson - English literature - 1874 - 305 pages
...collection, I rank The Confessions of an Opium-Eater, and also (but more emphatically) the SiLspiria de Profundis. On these, as modes of impassioned prose,...pruning which both require so extensively ; and of the Kuspiria not more than perhaps one-third has yet been printed. When both have been fully revised, I...
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