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" For a multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind; and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The most effective of these... "
The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and Ecclesiastical Record - 第 394 頁
1834
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Solid Objects: Modernism and the Test of Production

Douglas Mao - 1998 - 312 頁
..."the encreasing accumulation of men in cities" was helping "to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor" (Prose 128). Yet as this latter quote itself reminds us, the crisis of material transformation for...
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The Hidden Wordsworth: Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy

Kenneth R. Johnston, Kenneth R.. Johnston - 1998 - 965 頁
...'blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and . . . reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor'] are the great national events which are daily taking place, and the encreasing accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity of their occupations produces a craving...
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Crossing Borders: Interdisciplinary Intercultural Interactions

Bernhard Kettemann, Georg Marko - 1999 - 323 頁
...of modern life which "are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion,...craving for extraordinary incident which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies" (1983: 124). James Wright meditates on the truth of...
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Crossing Borders: Interdisciplinary Intercultural Interactions

Bernhard Kettemann, Georg Marko - 1999 - 323 頁
...of modern life which "are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion,...craving for extraordinary incident which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies" (1983:124). James Wright meditates on the truth of...
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The Agon of Modernism: Wyndham Lewis's Allegories, Aesthetics, and Politics

Anne Quema, Anne Quéma - 1999 - 242 頁
...former times, are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind ... to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. The...the increasing accumulation of men in cities, where die uniformity of their occupations produces a craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid...
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The Springs of Liberty: The Satiric Tradition and Freedom of Speech

Stewart Justman - 1999 - 154 頁
...journalism with the coffee bean. The worst of the coarsening forces at work, writes Wordsworth in 1800, are the great national events which are daily taking...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies. 2 If the quiet mood in which poetry arises, according...
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A Critic's Journey: Literary Reflections, 1958-1998

Geoffrey H. Hartman, Professor Geoffrey H Hartman - 1999 - 297 頁
...be stimulated by ordinary sights and events, by "common life" and "elementary feelings," because of "the great national events which are daily taking...craving for extraordinary incident which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies." He also lambasted, for good measure, "frantic novels,...
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The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere

Paul Keen - 1999
...William Wordsworth refers to 'the great national events which are daily taking place, and the encreasing accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies'.21 The attempts of authors (many of whom were involved...
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Medievalism and the Academy, 第 1 卷

Leslie J. Workman, Kathleen Verduin, David Metzger, David D. Metzger - 1999 - 263 頁
...Lanier he saw this literary decadence as the partial result of urbanization and commodification, of "the increasing accumulation of men in cities, where...occupations produces a craving for extraordinary incident. . . . To this tendency. . . the literature and theatrical exhibitions of the country have conformed...
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A Difficult Grace: On Poets, Poetry, and Writing

Michael Ryan - 2000 - 184 頁
...unknown to former times, are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and, unfitting it for all voluntary exertion,...craving for extraordinary incident which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies . . . ; reflecting upon the magnitude of the general...
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