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" The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination of its faculties to each other, according to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends, and (as it were)... "
The American Whig Review - Page 158
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1917 - 695 pages
...and modifies the images, thoughts, and emotions of the poet's own mind. The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...and spirit of unity, that blends and (as it were) 1 Jeremy Taylor, 1613-1667. * Published in Latin 1681, in English 1684. fuses each into each, by that...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 26

American fiction - 1918
...poet, recalls the famous definition of the poet formulated by Coleridge: "The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...other, according to their relative worth and dignity." Some such general theory of the psychological functions that produce literature, and of their trustworthiness...
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A Study of Poetry

Bliss Perry - Poetry - 1920 - 396 pages
...merely as applied to images as such, but to all the faculties of the soul: "The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and a spirit of unity, that blends, and as it were fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical...
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Critical Essays of the Early Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - Criticism - 1921 - 410 pages
...and modifies the images, thoughts, and emotions of the poet's own mind. The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination. This power, first put in action...
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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Volume 36

Modern Language Association of America - Philology, Modern - 1921
...illustrates here the essential constructive power of the poet's imagination as described by Coleridge : " He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination." The extraordinary wealth of idea...
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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
...and modifies the images, thoughts, and emotions of the poet's own mind. The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination. This power, first put in action by...
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Essays in the Romantic Poets

Solomon Francis Gingerich - English poetry - 1924 - 276 pages
...and one of the greatest single passages in modern literary criticism: "The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination. This power, first put in action by...
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Essays in the Romantic Poets

Solomon Francis Gingerich - English poetry - 1924 - 276 pages
...be full of life and love, must have a sense of the immenseness of the good and fair; he must "bring the whole soul of man into activity, with the subordination...other according to their relative worth and dignity" 10 — imagination, will, intellect, emotion; not only must he have fine perceptions of spiritual truth,...
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The Passion of Meter: A Study of Wordsworth's Metrical Art

Brennan O'Donnell - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 290 pages
...extraordinary degree of imaginative, specifically synthetic, activity: The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone, and a spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical...
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George Grant and the Subversion of Modernity: Art, Philosophy, Politics ...

Arthur Davis - Philosophy - 1996 - 346 pages
...might turn to Coleridge, in Biographia Literaria, the end of chapter 14: The poet, described in ideal perfection, brings the whole soul of man into activity,...each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination. This power ... reveals itself in...
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