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" The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure. "
The English Poets: Lessing, Rousseau: Essays - Página 215
por James Russell Lowell - 1888 - 337 páginas
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volumen29

1799
...prefixed, 'chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure.' Though we hnve been extremely entertained with the fancy, the facility, and (in general) the sentiments,...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volumen11

1816
...human mind.":): Yet, surely, it will not follow tint " the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure." To afford pleasure, poetry must call imagination to the aid of reason : fancy must create, or at least...
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The Living Age, Volumen243

1904
...Ballads" "were written chiefly to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure." Wordsworth's experiment failed; or rather it was never carried out. When once he had owned that metre...
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The New Englander

1851
...were written " chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure." At this announcement all the respectable people took h're, that is, all who condescended to notice...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volumen9

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - 1851
...were written " chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure." At this announcement all the respectable people took fire, that is, all who condescended to notice...
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Among My Books

James Russell Lowell - 1870 - 686 páginas
...were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes...says of the former volume that " it was published aa an experiment which, I hoped, might be of some use to ascertain how far, by fitting to metrical...
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The English Lake District as Interpreted in the Poems of Wordsworth

William Angus Knight - 1878 - 248 páginas
...says that his aim was " to ascertain how far the language and conversation of men in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure ;" and, in the second edition, he describes it as " an experiment." His own practice was better than...
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Studies in Philosophy and Literature

William Angus Knight - 1879 - 426 páginas
...says that his aim was ' to ascertain how far the language and conversation of men in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure ;' and, in the second edition, he describes it as ' an experiment.' His own practice was better than...
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The poetical works of Wordsworth, with memoir, notes etc

William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1880
..."LYRICAL BALLADS." SEVERAL of these poems have already been submitted to general perusal, They were published, as an experiment, which, I hoped, might be of some use to ascertam, how far, by fitting to metrical arrangement a selection of the real language of men in a...
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Literary essays

James Russell Lowell - 1890
...were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes...in deference to the wider view and finer sense of Colei'idge), and now says of the former volume that " it was published as an experiment which, I hoped,...
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