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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 Works of Matthew Arnold: Essays in criticism, First series

Matthew Arnold - 1903
...certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, 5 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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A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and ...

William Henry Sheran - Criticism - 1905 - 578 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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Essays in Criticism: First Series

Matthew Arnold - Criticism - 1905 - 379 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...order of ideas, in order to work freely ; and these 1 it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare, this is...
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Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold

William Savage Johnson - Readers - 1913 - 341 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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Essays by Matthew Arnold: Including Essays in Criticism, 1865, On ...

Matthew Arnold - Literature - 1914 - 487 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...effective and attractive combinations, — making 10 beautiful works with them, in short. But it must have the atmosphere, it must find itself amidst...
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The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-century Literature: Representative Prose ...

Robert Emmons Rogers - English literature - 1921 - 328 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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An English Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Shewing the Main Stream of English ...

Sir Henry John Newbolt - English literature - 1922 - 1011 pages
...atmosphere, by a certain order of ideas, when it finds itse!:' in them; of dealing divin ly with those ideas, presenting them in the most effective and attractive...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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Lectures and Essays in Criticism

Matthew Arnold - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 578 pages
...certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere, by 5 a certain order of ideas, when it finds itself in them; of dealing divinely with these ideas, presenting...amidst the order of ideas, in order to work freely; and 10 these it is not so easy to command. This is why great creative epochs in literature are so rare,...
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The Art of Criticism: Henry James on the Theory and the Practice of Fiction

Henry James - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 517 pages
...discovery; its gift lies in the faculty of being happily inspired by a certain intellectual and spiritual atmosphere ... it must find itself amidst the order of ideas, in order to work freely. ... To act is so easy, as Goethe says; to think is so hard!" ("The Function of Criticism at the Present...
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Culture and Criticism in Henry James

Dietmar Schloss - Civilization, Modern - 1992 - 140 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...combinations, - making beautiful works with them, in short. (Ill, 261) Arnold broadens his reproach of the Romantic poets to encompass his age and society. As...
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