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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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The Defence of Poetry Fair Copies: A Facsimile of Bodleian MSS. Shelley E.6 ...

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1994 - 532 pages
...fabo*^&. fa i& /kj/Ha^fl***) 45) A Defence of Poetry. the determination of the will. A man cannot say, "I will compose Poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it: for the mind in creation 5 is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory...
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The Web of Friendship: Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens

Anthony Whiting, Robin G. Schulze - 1995 - 252 pages
...again and again. "The mind in creation is as a fading coal, " writes Shelley in "A Defence of Poetry, " "which some invisible influence like an inconstant...brightness: this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed."19 Like the veil, Shelley's image of...
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Alexandria, Volume 3

David R. Fideler - 1995 - 486 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 say it: for the mind in creation is asa fading coal which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness:...
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Commercial Culture: The Media System and the Public Interest

Leo Bogart - 1995 - 384 pages
...Shelley expressed the same sentiments: A man cannot say, "I will compose poetry." The greatest poet cannot say it. For the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible muse, like the inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness. 56 The entire commercial culture...
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Plato on Poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

Plato - 1996 - 250 pages
...and S. B. Powers (New York 1977). according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, "I will compose poetry". The greatest poet even cannot...invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to brightness' (503-4). And Shelley implicitly refutes P.'s arguments against poetry in the Republic by...
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The Theory of Inspiration: Composition as a Crisis of Subjectivity in ...

Timothy Clark - 1997 - 312 pages
...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,...conscious portions of our natures are unprophetic of either its approach or its departure. Could this influence be durable in its original purity and...
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Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School: Keats, Shelley, Hunt and Their Circle

Jeffrey N. Cox, King Edward VII Professor of English Literature Marilyn Butler - 1998 - 278 pages
...creating. Where Keats would emphasize the aesthetic object, Shelley celebrates the act of creation: the mind in creation is as a fading coal which some...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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England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic ...

James Chandler - 1999 - 606 pages
...be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, "I will compose poetry."The greatest poet even cannot say it: for the mind in...inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness. (SPP, pp. 503-504) Early on, a skeptical Shelley may have been unwillingly drawn into a reckoning with...
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Ulysses

James Joyce - 1998 - 980 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...it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, wh1ch some invisible influence, like an 1nconstant w1nd, awakens to trans1tory brightness; this power...
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Night Music: Poems

L. E. Sissman, Peter Davison - 1999 - 140 pages
...to be determined according to the determination of the will," Shelley wrote. "A man cannot say, 'I will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot...inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness.") In the last years of his life Sissman sought and found the humane psychoanalytic guidance and friendship...
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