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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life ..., Parte1
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Vista previa limitada - 1984
according admiration appear beautiful become believe called cause character Christian Church Coleridge common considered contained continued criticism distinct doctrine edition effect English equally existence expression fact faith Father feelings former genius German give given ground hand heart human ideas imagination instance interest kind knowledge language least less letter light lines literary living look means mere mind moral nature never object observed once opinion original particular pass passage perhaps persons philosophy poem poet poetic poetry possible present principles produced published reader reason received reference religion religious remains remarks respect Schelling seems sense soul speak spirit style suppose things thought tion translation true truth understand volume whole writings written
Página 179 - For not to think of what I needs must feel, But to be still and patient, all I can; And haply by abstruse research to steal From my own nature all the natural man — This was my sole resource, my only plan : Till that which suits a part infects the whole, And now is almost grown the habit of my soul.
Página 214 - For nature then (The coarser pleasures of my boyish days, And their glad animal movements all gone by) To me was all in all. I cannot paint What then I was. The sounding cataract Haunted me like a passion : the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to me An appetite; a feeling and a love, That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied, nor any interest Unborrowed from the eye.
Página 566 - Not for these I raise The song of thanks and praise; But for those obstinate questionings Of sense and outward things, Fallings from us, vanishings; Blank misgivings of a Creature Moving about in worlds not realised, High instincts before which our mortal Nature Did tremble like a guilty Thing surprised...
Página 566 - But for those first affections, Those shadowy recollections, Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain light of all our day, Are yet a master light of all our seeing; Uphold us, cherish, and have power to make Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence: truths that wake, To perish never; Which neither listlessness, nor mad endeavour, Nor Man nor Boy, Nor all that is at enmity with joy, Can utterly abolish or destroy!
Página 565 - Delight and liberty, the simple creed Of Childhood, whether busy or at rest, With new-fledged hope still fluttering in his breast: Not for these I raise The song of thanks and praise...
Página 559 - She shall be sportive as the fawn That wild with glee across the lawn Or up the mountain springs ; And hers shall be the breathing balm, And hers the silence and the calm Of mute, insensate things.
Página 364 - The primary IMAGINATION I hold to be the living Power and prime Agent of all human Perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I AM.
Página 429 - I hoped, might be of some use to ascertain, how far, by fitting to metrical arrangement a selection of the real language of men in a state of vivid sensation...
Página 437 - What is poetry? — is so nearly the same question with, what is a poet? — that the answer to the one is involved in the solution of the other.