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He implicates sight in feeling-the very union which we have ourselves postulated. The more pity that his position is not made water-tight by being logically announced, instead of illogically implied. He arrives at it in this way: the poet's feelings, he truly observes, are not different from those of other men; or else they could awaken no sympathy in others. But what the poet possesses in a highly developed state is latent in other men. Now where there is feeling there is something to be felt. The poet's higher range of feelings, therefore, correspond to a higher range of truth (or realities, as Mr. Holmes prefers to say, curiously discriminating reality from truth-in which we refuse to follow him) latent or invisible to others as these higher feelings are latent in others. Through these intense and subtle feelings he is led to discern these higher truths, which in turn beget emotion, and emotion leads on to further truth, in perpetual interaction. It is justly and delicately apprehended. But here we have assumed that union of intuition and feeling, of intuition in feeling, which should explicitly have been postulated.
-The Academy, Volume 58