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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,... "
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A defence of poetry. Essay on the literature, arts, and manners of the ...

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1840
...and 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 •TO the dull'l munition of the will. A man cannot say, ' 1 will compose poctrv." The greatest poet even cannot...
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Essays, Letters from Abroad

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1845 - 164 pages
...and fire fronTthose eternal regions where the owl-wmged faculty of calculation dare not ever soar? j Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted...poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the jniud in creation is as a . fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an / inconstant wind,...
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The National Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...quivered with the " harmonious madness" of imaginative concentration. " Poetry," he himself tells •as," is not, like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which st>me invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises...
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The National Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...quivered with the " harmonious madness" of imaginative concentration. ' " Poetry," he himself tells us, " is not, like reasoning, a power to be exerted according...poet even cannot say it ; for the mind in creation rs as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory...
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Shelley

John Addington Symonds - Authors, English - 1879 - 189 pages
...and fire from those eternal regions where the owl-winged faculty of caleulation dare not ever soar ? Poetry is not like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the w ill. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1880 - 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...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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Aspects of Poetry: Being Lectures Delivered at Oxford

John Campbell Shairp - Poetry - 1882 - 401 pages
...greatest poet cannot say it, for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some irresistible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory...brightness. This power arises from within, like the color of a flower which dims and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...greatest poet cannot aay it, for the mind in creation if. ať a fading coal, which some irresistible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory...brightness. This power arises from within, like the color of a Mower which dims and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature...
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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...productions exemplified hie words has Ntld : " A man cannot sny, I will write poetry ; the greatest poet cannot say it, for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some irresistible 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
...and 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...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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