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" ... 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 being happily inspired by a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 76
1865
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The National Review, Volume 19

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1864
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...ideas, in order to work freely ; and these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare ; this is why there...
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Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1865 - 302 pages
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...ideas, in order to work freely; and these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare ; this is why there...
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The North British Review, Volume 42

1865
...a certain intellectual and spiritnal atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them : of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...ideas, in order to work freely ; and these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare ; this is why there...
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The North British Review, Volumes 42-43

1865
...by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them : of dealing divinely wiih th.se ideaŤ, presenting them in the most effective and attractive...them, in short. But it must have the atmosphere, it nm-i find itself amidst the order of ideas, in order to work, freely ; and these it is not so easy...
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Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1865 - 302 pages
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them ; of dealing 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 CRITERION: OF THE TEST OF TALK ABOUT FAMILIAR THINGS., A SERIES OF ESSAYS

HENRY T. TUCKERMAN - 1866
...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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The collector: essays on books, newspapers [&c.].

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - 1868
...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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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
...certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, — by a certain -order of ideas, when it finds itself in them ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...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 not so easy to command....
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Essays in Criticism, Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1875 - 440 pages
...a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them ; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...beautiful works with them, in short. But it must have the atjnoSfjhere, it must find itself amidst the order of ideas, in order to work freely; and these it...
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