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" I will compose poetry". The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness... "
A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 418
edited by - 1889 - 701 pages
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A Defense of Poetry: Edited with Introd. and Notes

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Albert Stanburrough Cook - 1890 - 82 pages
...reasoning, a power to be 5 exerted according to the determination of the will. ^. man cannot say. "I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...say it ; for the mind in creation^ is as a fading c.oaj, ^ influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to trap.- 10 sitory brightness; this power arises...
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The Works of Walter Bagehot: With Memoirs by R. H. Hutton, Volume 1

Walter Bagehot - 1891
...cannot * Conversations with Eckennann and Soret ; Oxenford's translation. At Jena, Sept. 18, 1823. say it : for the mind in creation is as a fading coal,...it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure. . . . Poetry is the record of the best...
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A Defense of Poetry

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1891 - 86 pages
...exerted accor3ing7"To"jtHe 3etermination of the" will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." I The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind/...invisible/ influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to tran-10 sitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the color of a flower which fades and...
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A Defense of Poetry

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1891 - 86 pages
...reasoning, a power to be 5 exerted according to the determination of the will.' A man cannot say, "I will compose poetry." / The greatest poet even cannot...creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible I influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to tran- y> ^ \> \ sitory brightness ; this power arises...
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The New World: A Quarterly Review of Religion, Ethics and Theology, Volume 1

1892
...proceed to disregard it by setting aside all its requisitions. Shelley says that a man cannot say, " ' I will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot...it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure." 1 In the same way Schiller wrote to...
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Essays in Idleness

Agnes Repplier - 1893 - 3 pages
...Sometimes a clearer note is struck with the sure and delicate touch which is the excellence of art. " For the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which...inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness." The substitution of the word " glow " for " brightness " would, I think, make this sentence extremely...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 71

1893
...Sometimes a clearer note is struck with the sure and delicate touch which is the excellence of art. " For the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which...inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness." The substitution of the word " glow " for " brightness " would, I think, make this sentence extremely...
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The Prelude to Poetry: The English Poets in the Defence and ..., Volume 10

Ernest Rhys - 1897 - 217 pages
...like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, "I will compose poetry. " The greatest poet even cannot...brightness ; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our natures...
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English Men of Letters: Byron, by John Nichol, 1894; Shelley, by John ...

1894
...say it; for the 1 See Letter to Oilier, Jan. 20, 1820, Shelley Memorials, p. 135. mind in creation ia as a fading coal, which some invisible influence,...brightness ; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our natures...
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The Heart of Oak Books, Volume 6

Charles Eliot Norton, George Henry Browne - 1895
...like reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say," I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure. Could this influence be durable in...
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