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" ... when composition begins, inspiration is already on the decline, and the most glorious poetry that has ever been communicated to the world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. "
The Textual Condition - Page 8
by Jerome J. McGann - 1991 - 208 pages
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A defence of poetry. Essay on the literature, arts, and manners of the ...

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1840
...durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results; ' but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present"? day, whether it is not an...
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Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments, Volume 1

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Italy - 1840 - 360 pages
...durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not an error...
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Essays, Letters from Abroad

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1845 - 164 pages
...its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but whgn composition begins, inspiration is already on the...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is, not an error...
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Shelley

John Addington Symonds - 1878
...durable in its original parity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not an error...
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Shelley

John Addington Symonds - Authors, English - 1879 - 189 pages
...durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not an error...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1880 - 638 pages
...durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of -0 the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not...
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The Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Verse and Prose, Now First ..., Volume 7

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1880
...durable in its original pnrity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not an error...
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The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1880
...durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on the decline, and the most glorious poetry I _-| \that has ever been communicated to the world is probably u feeble shadow of the original conceptions...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - English literature - 1882 - 638 pages
...impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is aiready on the decline, and the most glorious poetry that...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of <=i the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not an...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - English language - 1885 - 367 pages
...durable in its original purity and force, it is impossible to predict the greatness of the results ; but when composition begins, inspiration is already on...world is probably a feeble shadow of the original conceptions of the poet. I appeal to the greatest poets of the present day, whether it is not an error...
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