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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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John Milton an Essay

Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay
...fine frenzy doubtless, but still a frenzy. Truth, indeed, is essential to poetry ; but it is 30 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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