The British Poets, Including Translations (volume 86-88)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byBritish Poets

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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. 1822. Excerpt: ... PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION, "31s fitst publislietr. BOOK I. argument. The subject proposed. Difficulty of treating it poetically. The ideas of the Divine Mind, the origin of every quality pleasing to the Imagination. The natural variety of constitution in the minds of men; with its final cause. The idea of a fine Imagination, and the state of the mind in the enjoyment of those pleasures which it affords. All the primary pleasures of the Imagination result from the perception of greatness, or wonderfulness, or beauty, in objects The pleasure from greatness, with its final cause. Pleasure from novelty or wonderfulness, with its final cause. Pleasure from beauty, with its final cause. The connexion of beauty with truth and goodness, applied to the conduct of life. Invitation to the study of moral Philosophy. The different degrees of beauty in different species of objects: colour; shape; natural concretes; vegetables; animals; the mind. The sublime, the fair, the wonderful of the mind. The connexion of the Imagination and the moral faculty Conclusion. THE PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION. BOOK I. With what attractive charms this goodly frame Of Nature touches the consenting hearts Of mortal men; and what the pleasing stores Which beauteous Imitation thence derives To deck the poet's or the painter's toil; My verse unfolds. Attend, ye gentle powers Of musical delight! and, while I sing Your gifts, your honours, dance around my strain. Thou, smiling-queen of every tuneful breast, Indulgent Fancy! from the fruitful banks Of Avon, whence thy rosy fingers cull Fresh flowers and dews to sprinkle on the turf Where Shakspeare lies, be present: and with thee Let Fiction come, upon her vagrant wings Wafting ten thousand colours through the air, Which, by the glances of her magic...

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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. 1822. Excerpt: ... PLEASURES OF IMAGINATION, "31s fitst publislietr. BOOK I. argument. The subject proposed. Difficulty of treating it poetically...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217068367

ISBN - 13:9780217068369

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