Cambridge Poems

Cambridge Poems

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the essence of a thing, that which makes to be what it is. To it Butler refers in Hudibras, I, 1, 150: "He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly." This may often be a matter seemingly unimportant, and so quiddit comes to mean an over-niceness, e. g. Hamlet, v. 1: "Where be his quiddits now, his quillets P" DATE! Found in W. Like the previous, shows him already a poet. SumEcr: In the eyes of the world my poetry is a trifle; but expressing as it does the very essence of my life, my connection with God, I am justified in giving it all my care. MrrrnE: Used also in the Song of EAsrEn, IH, 155, and in THE QUIP, V, 33. NorEs: 12. Most, take all= poetry being all I have, do thou, the greatest conceivable, accept it. The thought occurs again in the last line of THE INVITATION, V, 51. THE QUIDDITIE MY God, a verse is not a crown, N o point of honour, or gay suit, N o hawk, or banquet, or renown, Nor a good sword, nor yet a lute: It cannot vault, or dance, or play; It never was in France or Spain; Nor can it entertain the day With a great stable or demain. It is no ofiice, art, or news, Nor the Exchange, or busie Hall. But it is that which while I use I am with thee; and M ost, take all. 10 INTRonUcroRY: The winning of the Grand Elixir, the discovery of the Philosopher's Stone, the transmutation of the baser metals into gold, are several designations of the aims of the alchemists, according as these are directed toward spiritual, scientific, or material ends. They refer, however, not to three things, but to one and the same thing, --and that, too, something not apprehensible by the senses. In the world of particular objects, whether material or mental, the alchemists--like the early Greek...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123696313X
  • 9781236963130