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" THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS, AND OTHER POEMS. With two Designs by DG ROSSETTI. Fcap. 8vo. 6s. " Miss Rossetti' 's poems are of the kind which recalls Shelley's definition of Poetry as the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds. "
Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection: A Series of Essays - Page 30
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1870 - 384 lehte
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Shelley: A Critical Biography

George Barnett Smith - 1877 - 249 lehte
...estimate. Few there are who will not at once recognise the excellence of the definition that " poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." Many intuitive and noteworthy things have been said respecting the poetic art, but the one I have just...
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"Social Progress in Ireland Since the Union." ...: Address Delivered ...

Thomas Stephenson Francis Battersby - 1879 - 128 lehte
...that it was quite possible for Byron and Shelley to be healthy and yet great poets. Shelley defines poetry as " the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." It is possible for a mourner to be happy ; but happiness is not possible to misanthropy or delirium....
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Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, 6. köide

1880
...praiseworthy. With this passage may be classed two others ; one where Shelley says that "Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds," the other where Ruskin says that "Art is the expression of man's delight in the works of God." As soon...
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Education

1921
...offer. Someone has said of poetry, and it may be said of any and all of the fine arts, that "It is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." And art in its fuller sense is more than that. It is a study and contemplation of truth and beauty....
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Homiletics

James Mason Hoppin - 1881 - 809 lehte
...should not neglect the great poets of his language —that part of literature which Shelley calls ' ' the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." Poetry is more essentially vital and spiritual than prose. Emerson says, " Poetry is the perpetual...
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An Introduction to the Study of Poetry

Henry Bernard Cotterill - 1882 - 328 lehte
...themselves, but as they seem to exist to the senses and to the passions." Shelley, too, calls poetry "the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." That is true. It is the record of a mind. Does he mean the record of mere emotion, the record of the...
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Popular Educator, 11. köide

1893
...was scarcely taught at all. Literature, and especially poetic literature, the sane and beautiful " record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds" was not a character-forming influence in the classroom. There was much talk about literature and literary...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1889 - 928 lehte
...with Shelley, that poetry is what redeems from decay the visitations of the divinity in man, and is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds, then are we bound to agree that Wordsworth records too many moments that are not specially good or...
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The Public-school Journal: Devoted to the Theory and Art of ..., 14. köide

1894
...regarded as the profound and powerful application of ideas of life, or the noble and beautiful expression of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds, or the proximately perfect expression of a proximately perfect human soul; whether it is memory in...
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Wolfenberg: A Novel

William Black - 1893 - 298 lehte
...comes to you better than you do yourself. It is exactly what Shelley says about poetry : ' Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds' . . . 'evanescent visitations of thought and feeling'... 'arising unforeseen and departing unbidden.'...
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