Leigh Hunt As Poet And Essayist; Being The Choicest Passages From His Works Selected And Ed

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byLeigh Hunt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... "Diana, no virgin, scoft at by Lucian, p. 55. "Dwarfes, an Italian Dwarf earned about in a parrot's cage, p. 113. "Eccho, at Twilleries in Paris, heard to repeat a verse without failing in one syllable, p. 58. "Ship of the Tyrrhenians miraculously stuck fast in the sea, p. 63. A Historie of a Bristol ship stuck fast in the deepe Sea by Witchcraft: for which twentie-five Witches were executed, ibid." But this subject, we find, will furnish ample materials for a separate article never written; and therefore we stop here for the present. We have still a notion upon us, that, because we have been making an Index, we are bound to be very business-like and unamusing. OF DREAMS. (The Indicator, October 18, 1820.) The materialists and psychologists are at issue upon the subject of dreams. The latter hold them to be one among the many proofs of the existence of a soul: the former endeavour to account for them upon principles altogether corporeal. We must own that the effects of their respective arguments, as is usual with us on these occasions, is not so much to satisfy us with either as to dissatify us with both. The psychologist, with all his struggles, never appears to be able to get rid of his body; and the materialist leaves something extremely deficient in the vivacity of his proofs by his ignorance of that Primum Mobile which is the soul of everything. What seems incontrovertible in the case of dreams is, that they are most apt to take place when the body is most affected. They seem to turn most upon us, when the suspension of the will has been reduced to its most helpless state by indulgence. The door of the fancy is left without its keeper; and forth issue, pell-mell, the whole rout of ideas or images, which had been previously stored within the brain, an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... "Diana, no virgin, scoft at by Lucian, p. 55. "Dwarfes, an Italian Dwarf earned about in a parrot's cage, p. 113. "Eccho, at T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217230520

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