Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge; And the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, &C

Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge; And the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, &C

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...in that per se; the mischief is that the franchise is nominally extended, but to such classes, and in such a manner, that a practical disfranchisement of all above, and a discontenting of all below, a favoured class are the unavoidable results. March 17, 1832. Genius Feminine.--Pirates. 's face is almost the only exception I know to the observation that something feminine--not effeminate, mind--is discoverable in the countenances of all men of genius. Look at the face of old Dampier, a rough sailor, but a man of exquisite mind. How soft is the air of his countenance, how clelicate the shape of his temples t L I think it very absurd and misplaced to call Raleigh and Drake, and others of our naval heroes of Elizabeth's age, pirates. No man is a pirate, unless his contemporaries agree to call him so. Drake said, --"The subjects of the king of Spain have done their best to ruin my country: ergo, I will try to ruin the king of Spain's country." Would it not be silly to call the Argonauts pirates in our sense of the word? March 18, 1832. Astrology.--Alchemy. It is curious to mark how instinctively the reason has always pointed out to men the ultimate end of the various sciences, and how immediately afterwards they have set to work, like children, to realize that end by inadequate means. Now they applied to their appetites, now to their passions, now to their fancy, now to the understanding, and lastly, to the intuitive reason again. There is no doubt but that astrology of some sort or other would be the last achievement of astronomy: there must be chemical relations between the planets; the difference of their magnitudes compared with that of their distances, is not explicable otherwise; but this, though, as it were, blindly and unconsciously...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564847
  • 9781236564849