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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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Biographical and Critical Studies

James Thomson - 1896 - 483 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 Literary Criticism

Charles Edwyn Vaughan - 1896 - 219 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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Biographical and Critical Studies

James Thomson - 1896 - 483 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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Book and Heart: Essays on Literature and Life

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - 1897 - 237 pages
...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."* In the same way Schiller wrote to...
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A Little Book of English Prose

Annie Barnett - 1900 - 335 pages
...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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Introduction to Poetry: Poetic Expression, Poetic Truth - the Progress of Poetry

Laurie Magnus - 1902 - 174 pages
...Poeticall nature in chiefe." And, lastly, as Shelley, himself a great poet, wrote, " 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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Dante and Giovanni Del Virgilio: Including a Critical Edition of the Text of ...

Dante Alighieri, Philip Henry Wicksteed, Edmund G. Gardner - 1902 - 340 pages
...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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Byron

John Nichol - 1902 - 223 pages
...Shelley Memorials, p. 135. mind in creation ia as a fading coal, which some invisible in. flnenco, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory 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 oar natures...
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A Reader's History of American Literature

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton - 1903 - 327 pages
...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." l In a like vein Schiller wrote to...
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A Reader's History of American Literature

Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton - 1903 - 327 pages
...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." l In a like vein Schiller wrote to...
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