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" I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation, twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time, without Premeditation & even against my Will... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 287
1865
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Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche in Romanticism

Ross Greig Woodman - 2005 - 278 pages
...'Authors' in 'Eternity' rather than with their 'Secretary' in time, who often seemed to be in 'Eternity.' 'I have written this Poem from immediate Dictation...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will,' he told Butts. '[T]he Time it has taken in writing was thus renderd Non Existent....
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Mantik: Profile prognostischen Wissens in Wissenschaft und Kultur

Wolfram Hogrebe - 2005 - 300 pages
...visionären Gedicht Milton behauptet er gar, es gegen seinen ausdrücklichen Willen verfasst zu haben: „I have written this poem from immediate dictation,...twenty or thirty lines at a time, without Premeditation & even against my Will."311 Auch die Hochromantiker rekurrieren auf diesen Gedanken von der unmittelbaren...
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In the Name of Education

Jonas E. Alexis - 2007 - 411 pages
...fretting and weeping, bordering on maniacal frenzy."37 The well-known poet William Blake confessed: "I have written this poem from immediate dictation,...time,, without premeditation, and even against my will."38 Other composers such as Richard Strauss, Piccini, and Brahms, admit similar phenomena, that...
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Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Rethinking the History, Science, and Meaning of ...

Daniel B. Smith - 2007 - 254 pages
...art came from external, divine sources. About his epic poem Milton, he wrote to one of his patrons: "I have written this poem from immediate Dictation...twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will. [The] Time it has taken in writing was thus renderd Non Existent ... & an immense...
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Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind

David Livingstone Smith - 2007 - 256 pages
...which was written: "Poet at work."2 William Blake informs us that his long poem "Jerusalem" was written "from immediate Dictation twelve or sometimes twenty...at a time without Premeditation and even against my Will."3 AE Houseman records taking afternoon walks during which "there would flow into my mind, with...
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William Blake and the Cultures of Radical Christianity

Robert Rix - 2007 - 182 pages
...These communications had resulted in the composition of a long epic poem, which he claimed was composed 'from immediate Dictation twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time without Premeditation & even against my Will' (25 Apr. 1803; E 728-29). In another letter of 6 July 1803, Blake referred...
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