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The poetical impression of any object is that uneasy, exquisite sense of beauty or power that cannot be contained within itself; that is impatient of all limit; that (as flame bends to flame) strives to link itself to some other image of kindred beauty or grandeur; to enshrine itself, as it were, in the highest forms of fancy, and to relieve the aching sense of pleasure by expressing it in the boldest manner.Hazlitt, William
Excerpt from Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution · This quote is about poetry and poets · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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