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Our ideas are the offspring of our senses; we are not more able to create the form of a being we have not seen, without retrospect to one we know, than we are able to create a new sense. He whose fancy has conceived an idea of the most beautiful form must have composed it from actual existence.

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Henry Fuseli (in German Johann Heinrich Fssli) (February 7, 1741 - April 16, 1825) was a British painter and writer on art, of German-Swiss family.

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