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|An intellectual historian describes the history of the concept of “genius” from the beginning of time, when great thinkers were believed to be advised by demons, through modern times where the term has been squandered on rock stars and ...|
|explain the artist, he is prefiguring two conspicuously modern ways of addressing |
art. Throughout his “Conjectures,” Young's references to genius often appeal to
the divine. He writes, “Genius is from heaven, learning from man” (Young 1968, ...
|Geniuses, in effect, became our genii, serving as our guides and better selves, |
our guardian protectors and moral ... Thus does Young stress in the
verynextsentence, “Hence Geniushas ever beensupposed to partakeof
|Edward Young had already expressed in his book Conjectures on Original |
Composition of 1 759 the conventional wisdom ... given Young's contention,
already quoted, that "genius has ever been supposed to partake of something
|though Blake uses the phrase « Poetic Genius » throughout the pamphlet to |
mean « the creative imagination », he conceives of it as operating upon two
planes. He states his first principle thus: That the Poetic Genius is the true Man,
and that ...
|... nor his biographers saw his genius as something bestowed 011 him by the |
accidents of nature or as a form of divine ... For only a few pages before Levin's
assertion, he claims that the young Elijah aspired to become a doctor himself .
|I am drawing a functional—not a linguistic or etymological—connection.137 Like |
the genius, the Spirit is the unifying life-force of a family, the divine family
inaugurated by God's election of Jesus as Son. The Spirit is possessed by Father,
|Preach, that their Sermons are dry and harsh, savouring of the crabbedness of |
their Studies and having little os the Genius of Moral and Practical Divinity: This I
know is the case of some, Isay nor of all the Learned Men > - of those sorts.