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" There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The function of the first is — to teach; the function of the second is — to move: the first is a rudder, the second an oar or a sail. The first speaks to the mere discursive... "
A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 326
edited by - 1889 - 701 pages
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The North British Review, Volumes 8-9

1848
...insulation, and naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledye, and secondly, the literature of power. The function...always through affections of pleasure and sympathy. Remotely, it may travel towards an object seated in what Lord Bacon calls dry light ; but proximately...
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The North British review, Volume 9

1848
...court representations of his chief dramas at Whitehall. function of the second is — to пмъе: the first is a rudder, the second an oar or a sail....understanding or reason, but always through affections oí pleasure and sympathy. Remotely, it may travel towards an object seated in what Lord Bacon calls...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 15

1848
...do so, but capable severally of a severe insulation, and naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The functi )n of the first is — to teach ; the function of the second is — to more : the first is a...
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Essays on the Poets: And Other English Writers

Thomas De Quincey - English literature - 1853 - 296 pages
...do so, but capable severally of a severe insulation, and naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly,...always through affections of pleasure and sympathy. Remotely, it may travel towards an object seated in what Lord Bacon calls dry light ; but proximatcly...
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De Quincey's Writings, Volume 9

Thomas De Quincey - 1853
...do so, but capable severally of a severe insulation, and naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly,...always through affections of pleasure and sympathy. Remotely, it may travel towards an object seated in what Lord Bacon calls dry light ; but proximately...
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Essays on the Poets: And Other English Writers

Thomas De Quincey - English literature - 1853 - 296 pages
...do so, but capable severally of a severe insulation, and naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly,...always through affections of pleasure and sympathy. Remotely, it may travel towards an object seated in what Lord Bacon calls dry light; but proximately...
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Essays on the Poets: And Other English Writers

Thomas De Quincey - English literature - 1853 - 296 pages
...naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, \J the literature of power. The function of the first...always through affections of pleasure and sympathy. Remotely, it may travel towards an object seated in what Lord Bacon calls dry light; but proximately...
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Essays on the Poets, and Other English Writers

Thomas De Quincey - English literature - 1853 - 298 pages
...do so, but capable severally of a severe insulation, and naturally fitted for reciprocal repulsion. There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The function of the 5rst is — to teach ; the function of the second is — to move •• the first is a rudder, the...
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Lectures on English Literature: From Chaucer to Tennyson

Henry Reed - English literature - 1855 - 411 pages
...English opium-eater — has drawn a distinction between two species of literature. " There is," he says, "first, the literature of knowledge, and, secondly,...teach; the function of the second is to move. . . . The very highest work that has ever existed in the literature of knowledge is but a provisional work ;...
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
...distinction between two species of literature. " There is," he says, u first, the literature acknowledge^ and, secondly, the literature of power. The function...teach; the function of the second is to move. . . . The very highest work that has ever existed in the literature of knowledge is but a provisional work ;...
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