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n we do, for our life in cities, which deafens or kills the passive meditative life, and our education that enlarges the... in his //Making of Religion//, contends that the memories of primitive man and his thoughts of distan... ay from them—an explanation that does not seem to me complete—and Mr. Lang goes on to quote certain tr... d he was in his dotage. ‘There is no man mowing a meadow but sees them at one time or another,’ said a
The Philosophy of Shelley’s Poetry
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rain right joyously The cup which the sweet bird fills for me.’ And in the most famous passage in all his poe... ings to their appointed forms, and he overshadows men’s minds at their supreme moments, for ‘when lof... ation and improvement to their higher state.’ Not merely happy souls, but all beautiful places and mov... He seems in his speculations to have lit on that memory of nature the visionaries claim for the found
William Blake and his Illustrations to The Divine Comedy
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has also a ‘masculine portion’ or ‘spectre’ which kills instead of merely hiding, and is continually at war with inspir... to rest from spiritual labour, and his thirst to fill his art with mere sensation and memory, seem upon the point of triumph, some miracle... nd there among the pictures born of sensation and memory is the murmuring of a new ritual, the glimmer... ns, and in whose shadowy adventures one finds not merely, as did Dr. Garth Wilkinson, ‘the hells of th