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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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An Historical Summary of English Literature

Edward William Edmunds - Authors, English - 1920 - 275 pages
...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. — MATTHEW ARNOLD. He lived in two worlds, and in both of these did work, which was at once varied...
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English Literature

John Louis Haney - English literature - 1920 - 452 pages
...often characterized as spiritual. Matthew Arnold was most happy in his description of Shelley as "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." JOHN KEATS (1795-1821) 33. A Blighted Life. John Keats was born in London in 1795 and was the son of...
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Studies in Literature: Second Series

Arthur Quiller-Couch - English literature - 1922 - 306 pages
...first decorated the final paragraph of an essay on Byron. And in poetry, no less than in life, he is "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." This time, the word "ineffectual" is italicised, so that the reader may make no mistake. I have called...
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Books and Authors

Robert Lynd - Authors - 1923 - 312 pages
...overestimators of Shelley have even praised him so nobly as he is praised in that unforgettable image — "a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain"? Yet these are the words with which Matthew Arnold's critics quarrel most angrily. It is not enough...
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Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Walter Raleigh - English literature - 1923 - 332 pages
...nevertheless survives '. The fault of this procedure is that what survives is not Shelley at all, but ' a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain '. It is impossible that any one who tries to conceive of Shelley as a live man and poet should find...
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A First View of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - American literature - 1923 - 424 pages
...conduct and of society. Matthew * Ten-svllab'e lines rhvming ah a. rbc, dcd, etc. 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 burning plea for freedom,...
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The Greatest Book in the World: And Other Papers

Alfred Edward Newton - History - 1925 - 451 pages
...idealist, were personified. Matthew Arnold, in his scholarly appreciation of Shelley, calls him "a beautiful and ineffectual angel beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." I cannot agree; Shelley was not an angel, and no great poet ever lived in vain. I have not read, I...
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Literature for the Business Man

Gerald Edwin Se Boyar - American literature - 1925 - 419 pages
...indeed, but availing nothing, effecting nothing. And in 207 poetry, no less than in life, he is 'a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.'" COMMERCE OF SELFISHNESS VS. COMMERCE OF VIRTUE 'Hence commerce springs, the venal interchange Of all...
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Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Fiction - 1982 - 287 pages
...from painting in their own minds that shrill and seraphic figure whom Matthew Arnold would impale as "Shelley, beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." Whittaker to bring out a "new edition" in 1823. Because his daughter was still in Italy at this point,...
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Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce's Ulysses

Don Gifford, Robert J. Seidman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 645 pages
..."Shelley," in Essays in Criticism: Second Series (1888). "And in poetry, no less than in life, he is a beautiful 'and ineffectual' angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain." The implication of Lyster's remark is that Shelley was another Hamlet. 9.12 (184:14). he corantoed...
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