Coleridge's Essays & Lectures on Shakspeare & Some Other Old Poets & Dramatists

Coleridge's Essays & Lectures on Shakspeare & Some Other Old Poets & Dramatists

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...happy exponents of the excess of the formative or imaginative in him, contrasted with Sancho's plump rotundity, and recipiency of external impression. 1 Bien como quie): s2 engendrd an sma car-cal, damie toda 1-ncomodia'centszd tim; _-14 assimto, y todo triste ruido lmce su lzabitacion. Like one you may suppose born in a rison, where every inconvenience keeps its residence, and every dismal sound its habitation. Pref._arvis's Tr. Ed. He has no knowledge of the sciences or scientific arts which give to the meanest portions of matter an intellectual interest, and which enable the mind to decypher in the world of the senses the invisible agency--that alone, of which the world's phenomena are the effects and manifestations, --and thus, as in a mirror, to contemplate its own reflex, its life in the powers, its imagination in the symbolic forms, its moral instincts in the final causes, and its reason in the laws of material nature: but--estranged from all the motives to observation from self-interest--the persons that surround him too few and too familiar to enter into any connection with his thoughts, or to require any adaptation of his conduct to their particular characters or relations to himself--his judgment lies fallow, with nothing to excite, nothing to employ it. Yet, --and here is the point, where genius even of the most perfect kind, allotted but to few in the course of many ages, does not preclude the necessity in part, and in part counterbalance the craving by sanity of judgment, without which genius either cannot be, or cannot at least manifest itself, --the dependency of our nature asks for some confirmation from without, though it be only from the shadows of other men's fictions. Too uninformed, and with too narr
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900766
  • 9781236900760