Influences, Confluences, Resistancy: Romantic Powers and Victorian Strength
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In the spring of 1798 Coleridge opened a political poem1 by presenting himself on high ground overlooking the sea and describing the beauty of the natural scenery about him: clouds floating and pausing above him, waves rolling beneath and woods around which, when they were not making a music of their own, were silent as if listening to the song of the night-birds. All had this in common: an element of unrestricted fluency.
KeywordsHuman Mind Moral Evil Creative Power Paradise Lost Metaphorical Thinking
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