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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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A Twentieth-century Literature Reader: Texts and Debates

Suman Gupta - 2005 - 320 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; or if he had an artistic conscience he could starve,...
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 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. . . . Nor let this necessity of producing immediate...
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Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840

James Chandler, Kevin Gilmartin - 2005 - 291 頁
...unknown to former times" which were "acting with a combined force" on the mind, one of the foremost was "the increasing accumulation of men in cities, where...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies."' But it would be a mistake simply to take at face...
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Allegories of One's Own Mind: Melancholy in Victorian Poetry

David G. Riede - 2005 - 226 頁
..."savage torpor" were "the great national events which are daily taking place, and the encreasing [sic] accumulation of men in cities, where the uniformity...craving for extraordinary incident which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies" (Prose Works, 1: 128). 11. For a powerful reading of...
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Tracing the Essay: Through Experience to Truth

George Douglas Atkins - 2005 - 180 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, to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor. . . . When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to...
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Inscription and Modernity: From Wordsworth to Mandelstam

John Kenneth MacKay - 2006 - 320 頁
...The Poems, ed. John O. Hayden, 2 vols. (London: Penguin Books, 1977), 1:867-96; here pp. 870-71. 46. "The most effective of these causes are the great...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies" (ibid., pp. 872-73). 47. "The Man of Science seeks...
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Essays Toward a Symbolic of Motives, 1950-1955

Kenneth Burke, William Howe Rueckert - 2007 - 315 頁
...discriminating powers of the mind," bringing about "a state of almost savage stupor," Wordsworth writes: The most effective of these causes are the great national...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies. "The rapid communication of intelligence hourly"; this...
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Romanticism: Romanticism and the margins

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 394 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...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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Conversation: A History of a Declining Art

Stephen Miller - 2006 - 336 頁
...cities is bad for the mind. "The discriminating powers of the mind" are being "blunted" in part by "the increasing accumulation of men in cities, where...craving for extraordinary incident, which the rapid communication of intelligence hourly gratifies." Like Gray, Wordsworth often associates the sublime...
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Paradoxy of Modernism

Robert Scholes, Research Professor of Modern Culture and Media Professor Emeritus of English Comparative Literature and Modern Culture and Media and Andrew W Mellon Professor of Humanities Emeritus Robert Scholes - 2006 - 295 頁
...national events," like the French Revolution, and in great social changes brought about by urbanization ("the increasing accumulation of men in cities, where...occupations produces a craving for extraordinary incident") and by "the rapid communication of intelligence" (through the nascent mass media). These historical...
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