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" fine frenzy ' which he ascribes to the poet, — a fine frenzy doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just ; but the premises are false. After the first suppositions have... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 431
1844
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Reviews, Essays, and Poems

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1890 - 1058 pages
...a fine frenzy doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just ; but the...have been made, everything ought to be consistent ; bnt those first suppositions require a degree of credulity which almost amounts to a partial and...
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John Milton: An Essay

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1892 - 81 pages
...a fine frenzy, doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just ; but the...those first suppositions require a degree of credulity 15 which almost amounts to a partial and temporary derangement of the intellect. Hence, of all people,...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1893 - 207 pages
...Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just ; but 5 the premises are false. After the first suppositions...derangement of the intellect. Hence of all people children 10 are the most imaginative. They abandon themselves without reserve to every illusion. Every image...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Authors, English - 1893 - 190 pages
...Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it ' is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just; but 5 the premises are false. After the first suppositions...derangement of the intellect. Hence of all people children 10 are the most imaginative. They abandon themselves without reserve to every illusion. Every image...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Authors, English - 1893 - 190 pages
...Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just; but ^5 the premises are false. After the first suppositions...first suppositions require a degree of credulity which almos^ amounts to a partial and temporary derangement of the intellect. Hence of all people children...
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Englische Synonyma

Engelbert Nader - English language - 1893 - 48 pages
.... . (Dickens), c) He had been taught to find pleasure in the exercise of his intellect (Macaulay). Those first suppositions require a degree of credulity...partial and temporary derangement of the intellect. A high and intellectual forehead. — In an enlightened age there will be much intelligence, d) The...
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An Essay on John Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1894 - 85 pages
...poet,—a fine frenzy, doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just; but the...intellect. Hence of all people children are the most imagina1 Bernard de Mandeville (1670-1733), an ethical and satirical writer who, in his Fable of the...
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The Greatest Works of the Greatest Authors, Ancient and Modern ...

Literature - 1894 - 896 pages
...a fine frenzy doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the t carefully consult these sensations is to be condemned....common notion about " hardening " is a grievous delusi every thing ought to эе consistent ; but those first suppositions require a degree of credulity which...
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College Entrance Requirements in English, 1901-1905 (for Study and Practice).

English literature - 1895
...a fine frenzy, doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just ; but the...intellect. Hence of all people children are the most imagina1 Bernard de Mandeville (1670-1733), an ethical and satirical writer who, in his Fable of the...
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Essays and Lays of Ancient Rome

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1895 - 923 pages
...a fine frenzy doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is the n 1834, would have been either a divinely inspired...obstinate fool. Mackintosh was neither. He was sim every thing ought to be consistent ; but those first suppositions require a degree of credulity which...
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