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One of the surest evidences of an elevated taste is the power of enjoying works of impassioned terrorism, in poetry, and painting. The man who can look at impassioned subjects of terror with a feeling of exultation may be certain he has an elevated taste.

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Benjamin Robert Haydon (January 26, 1786 - June 22, 1846) was an English historical painter and writer.

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