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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... "
Biographia Literaria; Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions - Page 451
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1847 - 804 pages
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The Universal Kabbalah

Leonora Leet - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2004 - 494 pages
...were)/*, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination. This power, first put in...irremissive, though gentle and unnoticed, control (laxis effertur habenis) reveals itself in the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant qualities:...
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The Ground of Our Beseeching: Metaphor and the Poetics of Meditation

Peter Sharpe - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 391 pages
...their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends (and as it were) fuses, 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 by the will...
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The Annotated Waste Land with Eliot's Contemporary Prose

T. S. Eliot - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 270 pages
...Coleridge's famous definition of the imagination is given at the end of book XIV of Biographia Literaria: "This power, first put in action by the will and understanding,...irremissive, though gentle and unnoticed, control (*laxis effertur habenis* [it is carried onward with loose reins; Virgil, Georgics 11.364]) reveals itself...
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Artistic Outlaws: The Modernist Poetics of Edith Sitwell, Amy Lowell ...

Sonja Samberger - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 328 pages
...according to Coleridge.366 As the latter explains, [t]his power [of what Coleridge calls 'imagination'], first put in action by the will and understanding,...under their irremissive, though gentle and unnoticed, controul (laxix effertur habenis) reveals itself in the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant...
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Theological Aesthetics: A Reader

Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen - Religion - 2005 - 400 pages
...their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends and (as it were) fuses, 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 by the will...
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Shakespeare and the Ideal of Love

Jill Line - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 192 pages
...their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends and, as it were, fuses each into each, by that synthetic and magical...which I would exclusively appropriate the name of Imagination.6 As Prospero, with the help of Ariel, moved the characters on his island according to...
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Cultivating Picturacy: Visual Art and Verbal Interventions

James A. W. Heffernan - Art - 2006 - 417 pages
...Coleridge, who writes that a poet "diffuses a tone, and spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination" (BL 2:16). 20. In other words, the spatial...
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Aesthetic Democracy

Thomas Docherty - Philosophy - 2006 - 185 pages
...according to their relative worth and dignity. He diffuses a tone and spirit of unity that blends and fuses . . . each into each, by that synthetic and magical power to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination. This power . . . reveals itself in the balance...
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The Ascent of Society: The Social Imperative in Personal Salvation

John S. Hatcher - Religion - 2007 - 331 pages
...artifact, into concrete metaphor or symbol: "The power [of the 'imagination'] , first put in action of the will and understanding, and retained under their...irremissive, though gentle and unnoticed, control . . . reveals itself in the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant qualities: of sameness,...
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Guy Davenport: Postmodernism and After

Andre Furlani - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 247 pages
...Coleridge claims that the poet "diffuses a tone and spirit of unity, that blends, and (as it were) fuses, each into each, by that synthetic and magical power, to which we have exclusively appropriated the name of imagination . . . [Imagination] forms all into one graceful...
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