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" ... with what is pure and noble. In its legitimate and highest efforts, it has the 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 ; but, when... "
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Christian Examiner, Volume 3

Theology - 1826
...instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions ; but when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power ; and even when poetry is enslaved...tenderness, images of innocent happiness, sympathies with what is good in our nature, bursts of scorn or indignation at the hollowness of the world, passages...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 29

Great Britain - 1828
...instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions ; but when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power ; and even when poetry is enslaved...suffering virtue, bursts of scorn or indignation at the holJowness of the world, passages true to our moral nature, often escape in an immoral work, and show...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 29

Great Britain - 1828
...instrument of rice, the pander of bad passions ; but when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power ; and even when poetry is enslaved...tenderness, images of innocent happiness, sympathies \»tth suffering virtue, bursts of scorn or indignation at the hollowness of the world, pasiagvs true...
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Pamphleteer: Dedicated to Both Houses of Parliament, to be ..., Volume 29

Abraham John Valpy - 1828
...instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions ; but when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power ; and even when poetry is enslaved...misanthropy, she cannot wholly forget her true vocation. rStrains of pure feeling, touches of tenderness, images of innocent happiness, sympathies with suffering...
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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
...its fires, and parts with much of its power ; and eyen when Poetry is enslaved to licentiousness and misanthropy, she cannot wholly forget her true vocation....tenderness, images of innocent happiness, sympathies with what is good in our nature, bursts of scorn or indignation at the hollowness of the world, passages...
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The English Orator: a Selection of Pieces for Reading & Recitation

James Hedderwick - Oratory - 1833 - 216 pages
...instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions; but when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power; and even when poetry is enslaved...tenderness, images of innocent happiness, sympathies with what is good in our nature, bursts of scorn or indignation at the hollowness of the world, passages...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 5

1839
...touches of tenderness, images of innocen happiness, sympathies with suffering virtue, bursts o •corn or indignation at the hollowness of the world passages...an immoral work, and show us how hard it is for a gifte( spirit to divorce itself wholly from what is good.": is perverted, then, from its true purpose,...
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The North American Review, Volume 41

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1835
...instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions ; but when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power; and even when poetry is enslaved...passages true to our moral nature, often escape in an immortal work, and show us how hard it is for a gifted spirit to divorce itself wholly from what is...
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The Young Man's Book of Elegant Prose: Comprising Selections from the ...

Literature - 1836 - 320 pages
...instrument of vice, the pander of bad passions; but, when genius thus stoops, it dims its fires, and parts with much of its power; and, even when poetry is enslaved to licentiousness or misanthrofy, she cannot wholly forget her true vocation, trains of pure feeling, touches of tenderness,...
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Southern Literary Messenger, Volume 5

1839
...lustre, amid the wildest and darkest formations. In the language of the author before quoted, poetry "cannot wholly forget her true vocation. Strains of...suffering virtue, bursts of scorn or indignation at the hollowncss of the world, passages true to our moral nature, often escape in an immoral work, and show...
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