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Quotation by Henry Fuseli
Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), Swiss-born British artist, critic. quoted in The Mind of Henry Fuseli, pt. 4, ch. 1, "Nature, a Collective Idea," ed. Eudo C. Mason (1951). "First Lecture," Lectures on Painting (1801).
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