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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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Masters of English Literature

Edwin Watts Chubb - English literature - 1914 - 446 pages
...world." And in a brilliant sentence that has often been quoted, Matthew Arnold writes of Shelley as a " Beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." For an ineffectual angel, however, it seems that Shelley has made considerable impression in literature....
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Essays and Miscellanies, Volume 2

Joseph Smith Auerbach - Essays - 1914
...his conclusions as to Shelley the judgment must be regarded as clearly erroneous. Shelley was not a 'beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.' On the contrary it is now agreed that often Shelley rose on buoyant, tireless wings to great heights...
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Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the ...

John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin - English drama - 1916 - 836 pages
...Cenci's curso, are obvious. In style the play is singularly unlike most of Shelley's poetry. Here is no " T remember Two miles on this side of the fort, the road Crosses a deep ravine ; none of the nu-ltiii-1 imagery, full of beauty and transcendental feeling but intellectually baffling,...
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916
...on the earth. There was, of course, much of the dreamer in Shelley; but to call him with Arnold "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain," is to do him scant justice. For in some respects — as witness his sympathy for animals, his hatred...
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A History of English Literature for Students

Robert Huntington Fletcher - English literature - 1916 - 387 pages
...cruelties. Matthew Arnold, paraphrasing Joubert's description of Plato, has characterized him as 'a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.' This is largely true, but it overlooks the sound general basis and the definite actual results which...
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University of California Publications in Modern Philology, Volume 3

University of California, Berkeley - Literature - 1916
...practicality, from facing the issues squarely. There is much truth in Arnold's dictum that Shelley was a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the. void his luminous wings in vain. It was against these very qualities of abstractness and aloofness plus the consequent utopian cast...
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English Literature

Edwin Lillie Miller - Authors, English - 1917 - 597 pages
...CHAPTER XXXIII PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822) " The best and least selfish man I ever knew." — Byron. "Shelley, beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." — Matthew Arnold. BORN August 2, 1792, Shelley was descended from an ancient and honorable family....
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The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture, Volume 7

Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1917
...Naturally, he lived in continual rebellion against existing conditions — was what Matthew Arnold called "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." In Queen Mab, The Revolt oj Islam and Prometheus Unbound, his theme is the complete liberation of the...
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The Yale Review, Volume 6, Part 1

George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Irving Fisher, Henry Crosby Emery, Wilbur Lucius Cross - Social sciences - 1917
...regions of the poet's thought, he passes out to us, with almost jaunty satisfaction, his neat formula: "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." To those of us who have felt a trifle undernourished by this formula, Professor Wylie's essay offers...
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A History of English Literature

Robert Huntington Fletcher - English literature - 1919 - 493 pages
...cruelties. Matthew Arnold, paraphrasing Joubert's description of Plato, has characterized him as a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain. This is largely true, but it overlooks the sound general basis and the definite actual results which...
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