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" Contemplative piety, or the intercourse between God and the human soul, cannot be poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry... "
Lectures on the Pilgrim's Progress, and on the Life and Times of John Bunyan - Halaman 35
oleh George Barrell Cheever - 1844 - 514 halaman
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

1860
...equals Isaiah, in deseribof his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can collier. •* ife h' in:uie no more ; they can receive no grace from novelly of sentiment, and very little from novelty...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 2

Henry Reed - 1860
...intercourse between God and the human soul, cannot be poetical," because, among other sophistical reasons, " the essence of poetry is invention ; — such invention...unexpected, surprises and delights. The topics of devotion arc few." Contemplative piety cannot be poetical ! the topics of devotion are few ! Why, what in the...
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LECTURES ON THE BRITISH POETS

HENRY REED - 1860
...be poetical/' because, among other sophistical reasons, "the essence of poetry is invention;—such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topics of devotion are few." Contemplative piety cannot be poetical! the topics of devotion are few! Why, what in the world had...
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The Pathfinder, a journal of independent religious reform ..., Volume 5

Philip William Perfitt - 1861
...between God and the soul, which cannot be poetical.' The reason why not he declares to be because " the essence of poetry is invention, ' such invention...producing something unexpected, surprises and delights. " Poetry pleases by exhibiting an idea more grateful in the mind than things themselves afford. The...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1864
...poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Kedeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....unexpected, surprises and delights. The topics of devotien are few, and being few are universally known ; but, few as they are, they can be made no more,...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 2

1866
...words are indeed suggestive of a truth which they fail exactly to express. " The essence," he says, " of poetry is invention, such invention as, by producing...surprises and delights. The topics of devotion are few." It is perfectly true, as Mr. Keble suggests, that though the object of devotion is one, the topics...
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The Recreations of Christopher North

John Wilson - 1870 - 307 halaman
...poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....can be made no more ; they can receive no grace from 182 ISS novelty of sentiment, and very little from novelty of expression. Poetry pleases by exhibiting...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1876 - 764 halaman
...be poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....can be made no more ; they can receive no grace from noveliy of sentiment, and very little from novelty of expression. DR. S. JOHNSON : Life of Waller....
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Occasional Papers and Reviews

John Keble - 1877 - 506 halaman
...reasoning. He argues the point, first, from the nature of poetry, and afterwards from that of devotion. " The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention...surprises and delights. The topics of devotion are few." It is to be hoped that many men's experience will refute the latter part of this statement. How can...
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Biographical and Historical Lectures: Comprising: The Prophet of Horeb, John ...

William Morley Punshon - 1881 - 370 halaman
...poetry; and he dogmatizes in his usual elephantine style of writing, upon the alleged reason. He says, " The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing something unex. pected, surprises and delights. The topics of devotion aro few, and being few are universally...
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