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It was about the time of Cowley that Wit , . which had been till then used for Intelle
£tion , in contradistinction to Will , took the meaning , whatever it be , which it now
bears . Of all the passages in which poets have exemplified their own precepts ...
... scrupulous enumeration ; and the force of metaphors is loft , when the mind by
the men - - tion of particulars is turned more upon the original than tion 52 CO
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tion of particulars is turned more upon the original than the secondary sense ,
more upon that from which the illustration is drawn than that to which it is applied
. Of this we have a very eminent example in the ode entitled The Muse , who
Chorus of Angels finging a hymn of the Crea . tion . ACT II , Heavenly Love .
Evening Star . Chorus sing the marriage - song , and describe Paradise . Аст ІІІ .
Lucifer , contriving Adam ' s ruin . Chorus Chorus fears for Adam , and relates
Whene ' er she bleeds , He no feverer a damnation needs , That dares
pronounce the sentence of her death , Than the infe & tion that attends that
breath . “ That attends that breath . — The poet is at “ breath again ; breath can
never ' Icape him ...
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