Friday, March 12, 2010

Daily Dose

From Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World, by Claire Harman


Sara Coleridge remembered that her father's friend "used to say that though he admitted that her novels were an admirable copy of life, he could not be interested in productions of that kind; unless the truth of nature were presented to him clarified, as it were, by the pervading light of imagination, it had scare any attraction in his eyes." but as a proviso, Sarah Coleridge added that Wordsworth "Never in his life appreciated any genius in which (humor) is a large element."

From Chapter 3, Mouldering in the Grave

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