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" But the knowledge of nature is only half the task of a poet; he must be acquainted likewise with all the modes of life. His character requires that he estimate the happiness and misery of every condition ; observe the power of all the passions in all... "
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose - Page 886
by Vicesimus Knox - 1797
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Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature

Joseph Carroll - 2004 - 276 lehte
...Johnson declares that "Nature and Passion" are "always the same," but he also argues that the poet must "trace the changes of the human mind as they are modified by various institutions and accidental influences of climate or custom." Moreover, Taine himself compares various...
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