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" And in poetry, no less than in life, he is * a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain. "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 369
1881
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The Poet as Teacher: An Address Delivered Before the Men's Club of the Lenox ...

Lewis Freeman Mott - Poetry - 1900 - 14 pages
...mathematics or geology. If we regard his philosophy, he is certainly what Matthew Arnold calls him, " a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." But as an asserter of the ideal, Shelley is not ineffectual, nor is his work vain. He accomplished...
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Anglia: Beiblatt, Volume 4

English philology - 1894
...idealistisch und edel angelegten dichterseele zu vereinigen? Für Arnold ist der dichter doch nur der ''beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain" (zweimal, p. l üb und p. 2ol, derselbe ausdrwk); "man and poetry is not entirely sane". "The end and...
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The Humane Review

Animal welfare - 1901
...the whole tale of folly in his superlatively foolish epigram, in which he described Shelley as " a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." Time forbids us to do more than glance at this curious transition in Shelley's reputation from the...
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Matthew Arnold

Herbert Woodfield Paul - Authors, English - 1902 - 188 pages
...inbred sense of refinement are salutary and refreshing. To say of Shelley as a poet that he is " a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain," is impressive, and I suppose it means something. But it does not account for the "Skylark," or "When...
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A History of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - English literature - 1902 - 433 pages
...more conspicuous by his unpractical theories of conduct and of society. Matthew Arnold called him " a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." But beauty such as Shelley's verse embodies cannot be ineffectual; and his passionate plea for freedom,...
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The Works of Matthew Arnold, Volume 4

Matthew Arnold - 1903
...radiance, indeed, but availing nothing, effecting nothing. And in poetry, no less than in life, he is * a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.' VIII COUNT LEO TOLSTOI1 IN reviewing at the time of its first publication, thirty years ago, Flaubert's...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 5

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...radiance, indeed, but availing nothing, effecting nothing. And in poetry no less than in life, he is a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." I i IN h o TKHadswortb Xongfellow 1807-1882 This is the much-loved poet of the American home, the man...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 20

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1903
...essay rightly termed by Saintsbury " the most crotchety of all his essays," has called Shelley " a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." In the early part of the century Southey considered himself a benefactor of society in denouncing him....
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Percy Bysshe Shelley, an Appreciation...

Thomas Roberts Slicer - 1903 - 74 pages
...be destined. Doubtless she felt, without defining it, what a later critic has said, that he was "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." The lad's loneliness began early. It was the loneliness of one who was so loving 12 toward his kind,...
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The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 33

1905
...and personal source in the association of this peaceful homestead with the earliest years of that " beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." However derived, the charm is such that the dweller takes leave of Field PART OF THE FLOWER GARDEN....
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