The Complete Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Volume 3; With An Introductory Essay Upon His Philosophical And Theological Opinions by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Complete Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Volume 3; With An Introductory Essay Upon His…

bySamuel Taylor Coleridge

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ... scries of thoughts by some one predominant thought or feeling, /nay be cultivated and improved, but can never be. Jcarucd. It is in these that "jmcta uascilur twnJit." /2. A second jpromisc of genius is the choice of subjects very remote from the private interests and circlrmstanccs of the writei riliiiseTjT At least ITiave found, that where the subject is takei. immediately from the author's personal sensations and experiences, the excellence of a particular poem is but an equivocal mark, and often a fallacious pledge, of genuine poetic powei We may perhaps remember the talc of the statuary, who hao acquired considerable reputation for the legs of his goddesses, though the rest of the statue accorded but indifferently with ideal beauty; till his wife, elated by her husband's praises, modestly acknowledged that she had been his constant model. In the Venus And Adonis this proof of poetic power exists even to excess. It is throughout as if a superior spirit more intuitive, more intimately conscious, even than the characters themselves, not only of every outward look and act, but of the flux and reflux of the mind in all its subtlest thoughts and feelings, were placing the whole before our view; himself meanwhile unparticipating in the passions, and actuatcuoiTTy by that pleasurable excitement, which had resulted from the energetic fervor of his own " The man that hath not music in himself."--Merchant of Venice, It e. I.--Ed. pirit in Bo vividly exhibiting what it had so accurately and profoundly contemplated. I think, I should have conjectured from these poems, that even then the great instinct, which impelled the post to the drama, was secretly working him in, prompting him--by a series and never broken chain of imagery, always vivid an...

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Title:The Complete Works Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Volume 3; With An Introductory Essay Upon His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.67 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217578284

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