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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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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1895 - 89 pages
...essential to poetry ; but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just ; but the premises 3 are false. After the first suppositions have been...ought to be consistent ; but those first suppositions retire a degree of credulity which almost amounts to a partial and temporary derangement of the intellect....
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1896 - 82 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...first suppositions require a degree of credulity which 5 almost amounts to a partial and temporary derangement of the intellect. Hence of all people children...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1897 - 78 pages
...fine frenzy, doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry; but it is the 25 truth of madness. The reasonings are just, but the...amounts to a partial and temporary derangement of the 30 intellect. Hence of all people children are the most imaginative. They abandon themselves without...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1898 - 128 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...degree of credulity which almost amounts to a partial 10 and temporary derangement of the intellect. Hence of all people children are the most imaginative....
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Macaulay's Essays on Addison and Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1898 - 212 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...first suppositions require a degree of credulity which 5 almost amounts to a partial and temporary derangement of the intellect. Hence of all people children...
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University Addresses: Being Addresses on Subjects of Academic Study ...

John Caird, Edward Caird - Learning and scholarship - 1898 - 383 pages
...A local habitation and a name.' Truth," he goes on, " is indeed essential to poetry, but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just, but the premises are false. . . . Hence of all people children are the most imaginative. They abandon themselves without reserve...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1899 - 272 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...almost amounts to a partial and temporary derangement 5 of the intellect. Hence of all people children are the most imaginative. They abandon themselves...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Poets, English - 1899 - 114 pages
...fine frenzy doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry; 10 but it is the truth of madness. The reasonings are just; but the...false. After the first suppositions have been made, every thing ought to be consistent; but those first suppositions require a degree of credulity which...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1899 - 266 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 premises are false. Alter the first suppositions have been made, everything ought to be consistent ; but those first suppositions...
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English: Composition and Literature

William Franklin Webster - English language - 1900 - 275 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...of credulity which almost amounts to a partial and tempo rary derangement of the intellect. Hence, of all people, children are the most imaginative. They...
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