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" I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity ; it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. "
The Double Dealer - Page 61
1921
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 90

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, William Empson, Macvey Napier, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1849
...leaving him in the luxury of twilight.' He disliked all poetical surprises, and affirmed that poetry ' should strike * the reader as a wording of his own...highest thoughts, and ' appear almost a remembrance.' Shelley's genius, like the eagle he describes, ' Runs down the slanted sunlight of the dawn.' But,...
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Life, letters, and literary remains, of John Keats, Volume 1

Richard Monckton Milnes (1st baron Houghton.) - 1848
...In poetry I have a few axioms, and you will see how far I am from their centre. 1st. I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity...highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. 2nd. Its touches of beauty should never be halfway, thereby making the reader breathless, instead of...
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Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats, Volume 2

John Keats, Baron Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton - Literary Criticism - 1848 - 393 pages
...In poetry I have a few axioms, and you will see how far I am from their centre. 1st. I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity...highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. 2nd. Its touches of beauty should never be halfway, thereby making the reader breathless, instead of...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

1848
...are some fine examples of criticism in some of these letters. For example : — 1st. I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity...wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a resemblance. 2nd. Its touches of beauty should never be halfway, thereby making the reader breathless,...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 15

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1848
...are some fine examples of criticism in some of these letters. For example : — 1st. I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity...wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a resemblance. 2nd. Its touches of beauty should never be halfway, thereby making the reader breathless,...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 84

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1848
...are some fine examples of criticism in some of these letters. For example : — 1st. I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity...wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a resemblance. 2nd. Its touches of beauty should never be halfway, thereby making the reader breathless,...
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The New Monthly Magazine, Volume 84

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1848
...letters. For example:— 1st. I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by smgularity ; it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a resemblance. 2nd. Its touches of beauty should never be halfway, thereby making the reader breathless,...
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The North British Review, Volume 10

Allan Freer - 1849
...In poetry I have a few axioms, and you will see how far I am from their centre. 1st, I think poetry should surprise by a fine excess, and not by singularity; it should strike the reader as the wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. 2rf, Its touches of beauty...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 19

1850
...leaving him in the luxury of twilight." He disliked all poetical surprises, aud affirmed that poetry " should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance." Shelley's genius, like the eagle he describes, " Runs down the slanted sunlight of the dawn." But,...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 19

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1850
...leaving him in the luxury of twilight." He disliked all poetical surprises, aud affirmed that poetry "should strike the reader as a wording of his own...highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance." Shelley's genius, like the eagle he describes, " Runs down the slanted sunlight of the dawn." But,...
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