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Essays in Criticism - Page 6
by Matthew Arnold - 1875 - 440 pages
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The National Review, Volume 19

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1864
...is rather the business of the philosopher ; the grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and discovery ; its...beautiful works with them, in short. But it must have the atmosphere, it must find itself amidst the order of ideas, in order to work freely ; and these it is...
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Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1865 - 302 pages
...rather the business of 'the philosopher ; the grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and discovery; its...divinely with these ideas, presenting them in the most eifective and attractive combinations, making beautiful works with them, in short. But it must have...
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The North British Review, Volumes 42-43

1865
...grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and di-icovory ; its gift lies in the faculty of being happily inspired...when it finds itself in them : of dealing divinely wiih th.se idea«, presenting them in the most effective and attractive combinations, making beautiful...
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The North British Review, Volume 42

1865
...is rather the business of the philosopher ; the grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and discovery ; its...being happily inspired by a certain intellectual and spiritnal atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them : of dealing divinely...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 2; Volume 65

1865
...is rather the business of the philosopher ; the grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis and exposition, not of analysis and ' discovery ; its gift lies in the faculty of bciii«; happily inspired by a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of...
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THE CRITERION: OF THE TEST OF TALK ABOUT FAMILIAR THINGS., A SERIES OF ESSAYS

HENRY T. TUCKERMAN - 1866
...instincts : for we agree with a liberal and acute critic when he says that the gift of literary genius "lies in the faculty of being happily inspired by...spiritual atmosphere, — by a certain order of ideas ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting them in the most effective and attractive combinations,...
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The collector: essays on books, newspapers [&c.].

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - 1868
...instincts : for we agree with a liberal and acute critic, when he says that the gift of literary genius ' lies in the faculty of being happily inspired by a...spiritual atmosphere — by a certain order of ideas ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting them in the most effective and attractive combinations,...
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The Collector: Essays on Books, Newspapers, Pictures, Inns, Authors, Doctors ...

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - 1868 - 353 pages
...happily inspired by a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere — by a certain order of ideas; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting them...and attractive combinations, making beautiful works of them.' It is a new and glorious era in our experience of books when the vital significance of authorship...
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Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1869 - 317 pages
...the grand work of literary genius is a work of synthesis, and exposition, not of analysis and * ?/f discovery ; its gift lies in the faculty of being...works with them, in short. But it must have ' the atmosphere, it must find itself_amjdst the order of_ ideas, in order to work freely; and these it is...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 29

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1870
...pertinently, that "creative literary genius does not principally show itself in discovering new ideas, ' but ' its gift lies in the faculty of being happily inspired...by a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, which finds itself in them." " This is the reason why creative epochs iu literature are so rare," "...
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