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" I will compose poetry". The greatest poet even cannot say it; for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness... "
A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 418
edited by - 1889 - 701 pages
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Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments,

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Italy - 1840 - 360 pages
...reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our nature...
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A defence of poetry. Essay on the literature, arts, and manners of the ...

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1840
...exerted according •TO the dull'l munition of the will. A man cannot say, ' 1 will compose poctrv." The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the mind in creation is as a fadingf coal, which some invisible influence, like an incon-j slant wind, awakens to transitory brightness...
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Essays, Letters from Abroad

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 1845 - 164 pages
...will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the jniud in creation is as a . fading coal, which some invisible...brightness ;< this power arises from within, like the colour of a| flower which fades and changes as it is developed,/ and the conscious portions of our...
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The works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, ed. by mrs. Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Fore-edge painting - 1847
...inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brigbtne*- ; this power arises from within, like the colour of flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our natures artunprophetic either of its approach or its departure. Could this influence be durable in itt original...
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The National Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, ' I will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot...for the mind in creation is as a fading coal, which st>me invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises...
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The National Review, Volume 3

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1856
...reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, ' I will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot say it ; for the mind in creation rs as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstant wind, awakens to transitory...
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Shelley

John Addington Symonds - Poets, English - 1878 - 189 pages
...inconstant wind, awakens to transitory brightness j this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of onr natures are unprophetic either of its approach or its departure. Could this influence be durable...
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Shelley

John Addington Symonds - 1879 - 189 pages
...reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the w ill. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...brightness ; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our natures...
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SHELLEY

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS - 1879
...reasoning, a power to be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...brightness ; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions of our natures...
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The Prose Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Volume 3

Percy Bysshe Shelley - Prose literature - 1880
...reasoning, a power to ', -| be exerted according to the determination of the will. A man cannot say, " I will compose poetry." The greatest poet even cannot...brightness ; this power arises from within, like the colour of a flower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the conscious portions j of our...
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