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(Of the great poet)


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  [begin leaf 1 recto] (Of the great poet) (Finally) For preface.

It is not that he gives his country great poems; it is that he gives his country the spirit which makes the greatest poems [illegible] and the greatest material for poems.—

(He could say)

I know well enough the perpetual myself in my poems—but it is because the universe is in myself,—it shall all pass through me as a procession.—I say nothing of myself, which I do not equally say of all others, men and women

? (or) (Finally) (It is not that he gives you his country)

He does not give you the usual poems and metaphysics.—He gives you the materials for you to form for yourself the poems, and metaphysics, ^politics, behaviour, and histories and romances, and essays and every thing else.that literature ^can embody

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He is as oOne having attained to those insights and contents which the study of the universe gives to those men capable of comprehending it, is not would publish the same, and persuade all other men and women to the same.—The conditions are simple, spiritual, physical, close at hand. . . .^they are long and arduous and require faith, they depen are [illegible] rest exist altogether with the taught, and not with the teaching or teacher.—

What is wanted is not questionings inquiries and reviews and

We want satisfiers, joiners, compacters, lovers.—Thisese heated, torn, distracted ages are to be compacted and made whole.—

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It is not enough of these states that they are to hold sway over physical objects, over those armies, navies, wealth, population and all manufactures and ^all substantial objects.—They They must be eminent leaders and [no handwritten text supplied here] of the mind and imagination.—Here must arise the great poets and orators of the that all new centuries continually wait for.—

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