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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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Democracy and Poetry

Francis Barton Gummere - 1911 - 328 lehte
...these things? They are of the very ritual of poetry; and if poetry were only what Shelley calls it, the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds, if all poetry were really dictated by the spirit of those moments, there would be no more to tell....
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Introductions to the Poets

Willingham Franklin Rawnsley - 1912 - 313 lehte
...knowledge " is far better and capable of more universal application than Shelley's dictum that " it is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." For at the most this is but half true and could hardly be applied to his own great poem the Cenci at...
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A Reader for the First - Eighth Grades

Clarence Franklin Carroll, Sarah Catherine Brooks - 1912
...and the picturesqueness of his language are unsurpassed. His own poems best illustrate his definition of poetry as " the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds," and, among his shorter pieces, none is more exquisite and original than To...
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A Text-book for the Study of Poetry

Francis M. Connell - 1913 - 214 lehte
...uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the aid of reason. — JOHNSON. (6) Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds. — SHELLEY, " Defense of Poetry." (c) Poesis est imitatio actionum humanarum cum fictione. — JUVENCIUS,...
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Songs and Ballads of Greater Britain

Edmund Arthur Helps - 1913 - 359 lehte
...that of those who learn " in suffering what they teach in song," and some of the poems are the results of " the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." There is remarkably little of the modern restless pessimistic spirit, or of philosophic doubt, lack...
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The Oxford Book of American Essays

Brander Matthews - 1914 - 508 lehte
...in explaining it. But they are not able to predict the next stroke of genius. Shelley defines poetiy as the record of " the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." When we are fortunate enough to happen in upon an author at one of these happy moments, then, as the...
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The Works of Lord Morley, 6. köide

John Morley - 1921
...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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Father Tabb: His Life and Work ; a Memorial

Jennie Masters Tabb - 1921 - 174 lehte
...all human knowledge, human thought, passions, emotions, language. ' ' — Coleridge. Shelley def1nes poetry as "the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds," and Longfellow says: "Beautiful are all the forms of nature when transfigured...
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An Introduction to Poetry

Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty - 1923 - 524 lehte
...calls it "the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge." Shelley's definition is suggestive: "Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the best and happiest minds." Poe's definition is "the rhythmical creation of Beauty" in words. The language of poetry, said Milton,...
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Critical Miscellanies

John Morley - 1923 - 424 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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