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" But, passing over this topic, we would observe, that the complaint against poetry as abounding in illusion and deception, is in the main groundless. In many poems there is more of truth than in many histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of... "
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Unitarianism - 1826
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...poetry the letter is falsehood, but the spirit is often prolbundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the boldest fictions of the poet, much more may it...
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Remarks on the Character and Writings of John Milton: Occasioned by the ...

William Ellery Channing - 1828 - 116 pages
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles J of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...new light on the mysteries of our being. In poetry, when the letter is falsehood, the spirit is often profoundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the...
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The Casket: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Children and Young ...

American literature - 1829 - 268 pages
...6ctions of genius are often the vehicles of the lublimest verities, and its flashes often open now regions of thought, and throw new light on the mysteries of our being." UNDINE was a water-spirit, the daughter of the Prince of the Mediterranean Sea. Among the peculiarities...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...new light on the mysteries of our being. In poetry, when the letter is falsehood, the spirit is often profoundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...new light on the mysteries of our being. In poetry, when the letter is falsehood, the spirit is often profoundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the...
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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
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...in his delineations of life ; for the present life, wliich is the first stage of the immortal mind, abounds in the materials of poetry, and it is the highest...
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Studies in Poetry and Prose: Consisting of Selections Principally from ...

A. B. Cleveland - American literature - 1832 - 480 pages
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...new light on the mysteries of our being. In poetry, when the letter is falsehood, the spirit is often profoundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - Oratory - 1833 - 216 pages
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...poetry the letter is falsehood, but the spirit is often the profouudest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the boldest fictions of the poet, much more may...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1834 - 603 pages
...of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regipns of thought, and throw new light on the mysteries of our being. In poetry, when the letter is falsehood, the spirit is often profoundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the...
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The Works of Wm. Ellery Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1835
...histories and philosophic theories. The fictions of genius are often the vehicles of the sublimest verities, and its flashes often open new regions of...new light on the mysteries of our being. In poetry, when the letter is falsehood, the spirit is often profoundest wisdom. And if truth thus dwells in the...
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