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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 Quest for Shakespeare

Joseph Pearce - 2008 - 275 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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