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|As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, when men of great insight were thought to be advised by demons.|
|Genius, then, is something superior to learning and diligence; it is, as he says |
elsewhere of original works of art, of a divine quality. Young, we remember, calls
genius the "master- workman," and says it "is the power of accomplishing great ...
|([Young] 1759, 74–5) Initially he describes the advances of the arts and sciences |
as 'food' to the genius, imagining the ... not to work at his art and this ability is
what makes us believe that genius 'partake[s] of something Divine' ([Young] 1759
|love which makes the nest an irresistible attraction is the Divine Spirit in Jesus. |
He used to say : The mother-bird's devotion to her helpless young is My devotion
to you. I long to brood over you, to quicken you with My Life, to make you ready
William L. Pressly - 2007 - 235 pages
|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
|You require no genius to destroy. Young people, hear me speak one word about |
the highest, purest genius in a time when we are apt to be carried away by what
is not the highest. The deepest, the most spiritual genius, the genius that can ...
|To which is prefixed Edward Young, Dr. Doran (John) James Nichols. of our age, |
who set up genius, and often mere fancied genius, not only above human
learning, but Divine truth. I have called genius " wisdom ; " but let it be
|However good a painter might be at following the academic rules, if he did not |
possess the divine spark, what he put on ... a cult of genius.69 One of the earliest
and most influential articulations of this shift was Edward Young's Conjectures on
|... 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 .
|though Blake uses the phrase « Poetic Genius » throughout the pamphlet to |
mean .1 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 ...