“The Streaks of the Tulip”
Jeffrey, as we saw, was scornful of “Strange fits of passion have I known” and particularly of the two last lines:
“O mercy!” to myself I cried,
“If Lucy should be dead”
KeywordsHuman Nature General Truth Common Nature Human Passion Individual Worth
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- 4.Joshua Reynolds, Fifteen Discourses Delivered in the Royal Academy “Discourse VII” (1776). All further quotations from Reynolds in this chapter come from this Discourse unless otherwise stated.Google Scholar
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