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importance not of reason but of emotion. Novelists likewise began to stress the
importance of emotion and to depend more and more on sensibility. Sensibility:
its primary meaning is the power of sensation or perception, the specific function
The appeal was therefore to the heart, to the feelings, which Sterne had so well
shown how to touch, though Sterne's great achievement, the use of sensibility for
the purposes of humor, was exactly what the novelists of sensibility made no ...
Sensibility, which could find pleasure in the nicety and correctness of its feelings
in the presence of human suffering or moral problems, found that it could find
pleasure also in the wildness of nature, in the lawlessness of the exotic, and in ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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