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" We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments of its refinement and exaltation. It lifts the mind above ordinary life, gives it a respite from depressing cares, and awakens the consciousness of its affinity... "
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Unitarianism - 1826
...power, splendour, beauty and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True ; poetry has beeu made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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American Tracts

United States - 1827
...which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of tne great instruments of its refinement and exaltation....same tendency and aim with Christianity ; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True ; poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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Remarks on the Character and Writings of John Milton: Occasioned by the ...

William Ellery Channing - 1828 - 48 pages
...power, splendour, beauty and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity ; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True ; poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 29

Great Britain - 1828
...power, splendor, beauty, and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity ; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True ; poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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Remarks on the Character and Writings of John Milton: Occasioned by the ...

William Ellery Channing - 1828 - 116 pages
...power, splendor, beauty, and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity ; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True ; poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...power, splendor, beauty, and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity; that is, to spiritualize our nature. Ti'ue, poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...power, splendor, beauty, and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity ; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True, poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...power, splendor, beauty, and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...refinement and exaltation. It lifts the mind above ordinary Hfe, gives it a respite from depressing cares, and awakens the consciousness of its affinity with what...
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The American Common-place Book of Prose: A Collection of Eloquent and ...

George Barrell Cheever - American prose literature - 1832 - 468 pages
...power, splendour, beauty and happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring society, is one of the great instruments...same tendency and aim with Christianity; that is, to spiritualize our-nature. True, poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions...
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Studies in Poetry and Prose: Consisting of Selections Principally from ...

A. B. Cleveland - American literature - 1832 - 480 pages
...happiness, for which it was created. We accordingly believe that poetry, far from injuring socie11* ty, is one of the great instruments of its refinement...same tendency and aim with Christianity; that is, to spiritualize our nature. True, poetry has been made the instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions,...
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