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" The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there is a space of life between in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted... "
The Christian Teacher - Page 247
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Robert Browning: How to Know Him

William Lyon Phelps - 1915 - 381 pages
...Endymion would be equally applicable to this youthful work. "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...necessarily taste in going over the following pages." The astonishing thing is, that Browning emerged from the slough of despond at just the time when most...
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The Works and Life of Walter Bagehot, Volume 10

Walter Bagehot - English literature - 1915
...describes the phase he was at this time passing through. "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there...undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick sighted." Much might be written on the effects produced by contact with insanity ; on the depressing...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...look with a zealous eye, to the honour of English literature. The imagination of a boy is healthy, and curl their 쉂 _ ꄍ "M 1915 Houghton...company"+ Holt Lucius Hudson" Lucius Hudson Holt( undeci'irc. the way of life uncertain, the ambition thickflighted: thence proceeds mawkishness, and...
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The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning: Ed., with Introduction ...

Lucius Hudson Holt - English poetry - 1915 - 918 pages
...look with a zealous eye, to the honour of English literature. The imagination of a hoy is healthy, and h means that I like all and every thing. XL1X Our standing army, and disbanded seamen, Poor's r •oui is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thicksighted:...
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On the Relation of Imports to Exports: A Study of the Basis of a New ...

John Taylor Peddie - Foreign exchange - 1916 - 148 pages
...war. It would be futile. NATIONAL ECONOMICS OR EMPIRICISM? " The imagination of a loy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there...way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted." — KEATS. THIS quotation of Keats in his preface to " Endymion " admirably sums up the transitory...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 288

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1916
...Endymion is taken the psychological text of "Sinister Street": "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...way of life uncertain, the ambition thicksighted." One may say too that had Keats been born a hundred years later he would not have written a narrative...
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The Poetical Works of John Keats

John Keats - English poetry - 1917 - 491 pages
...look with a zealous eye, to the honour of English literature. The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy ; but there...ambition thick-sighted : thence proceeds mawkishness, \l and all the thousand bitters which those men I speak of must necessarily taste in going over the...
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Works, Volume 13

Henrik Ibsen - 1917
...which seem meant to characterise an adolescence such as his. "The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted; thence proceed mawkishness and a thousand bitters." It is easy to discover that Ibsen, from his sixteenth...
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The Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne

Edmund Gosse - Poets, English - 1917 - 363 pages
...knew him, and he now doubts it. Keats has reminded us that "the imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...life between, in which the soul is in a ferment." This was doubtless the case with Swinburne at the age of nineteen. He would feel himself solitary and...
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Poetic Form and British Romanticism

Stuart Curran - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 288 pages
...self-deprecatory, as it might appear, but rather generically defining: The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there...is a space of life between, in which the soul is in ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thicksighted. . . . Endymion...
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