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We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us--and if we do not agree, seems to put its hand in its breeches pocket. Poetry sh ...
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but ...
Like propaganda generally, advertising must thus pervade the atmosphere; for it wants, paradoxically, to startle its beholders wit ...
Quite different from them [abstractions of animal nature] in origin and intent, but confused with them in form, are those other co ...
The service of philosophy, and of religion and culture as well, to the human spirit, is to startle it into a sharp and eager obser ...
I have proceeded ... to prevent the lapse from ... the point of blending between wakefulness and sleep.... Not ... that I can rend ...
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