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Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Immutable and deliberate nature of poetry

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In poetry, in which every line, every phrase, may pass the ordeal of deliberation and deliberate choice, it is possible, and barely possible, to attain that ultimatum which I have ventured to propose as the infallible test of a blameless style; namely: its untranslatableness in words of the same language without injury to the meaning.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge   (1772-1834)

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Happiness is minute fractions

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge   (1772-1834)

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Pleasure, most often delusive

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Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge   (1772-1834)

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