For example, Johann Mattheson's doctrine of affections identified “strong
imagination” as a precondition for responding appropriately to instrumental music
(1739, 82). Modern philosophical aesthetics went further and recognized
Author: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
When we see a person's imagination all setting in one directionone idealism of
the fancy , so to speak — that person is spoken of as having a very strong
imagination . The great dramatic bard has made Theseus , in A Midsummer
Author: Louis Antoine Godey
This power is already much higher , but not the highest ; although by much
practice and strong imagination it can be brought to a high degree of perfection ,
where it imitates the true magic of the inner man as closely as possible . " Almost
Author: Hiram Erastus Butler
The insane inspires no sentiments of respects, no emulation, nor any other
sentiment indispensable for the communication of strong imaginations. On the
contrary, the insane is the object of contempt, distrust, and fear because his
actions are ...
Author: Paolo Fabiani
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Category: Imagination (Philosophy)
Among the different kinds of imaginations which nature has distributed to men
and which interest us , there are three : the strong , the beautiful and the ordinary
. In looking at nature we only perceive its exterior , while a strong imagination ...
Author: Thomas Nelson Dale
The lunatic , the lover , and the poet Are of imagination all compact . . . Mid . . V .
Dream , v . I . As imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown , the poet '
s pen Turns them to shapes v . i . Such tricks hath strong imagination ...
Author: John Bartlett
The ever there is a powerful imagination , actual results in literature seem to me
there , with proper culture , might be a to correspond with these acknowledged
powerful judgment , and the contrary ; elements of our philosophy . Suppos . and
Author: Orville Dewey
Day dreams are merely the play of imagination, not exercises. Reading maps
and picturing in imagination the contour of the roads, the appearance of the
mountains and the positions of the cities is a good exercise. Practice studying
... a pretended fear of hurting his reputation for learned man , curious in such
good sense . Bacon then goes on to things , ' and this sage said to him , / state
that there are three ways to ' It is not the knowledge of the fortify the imagination : '
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
opened a new and fertile vein , which he is far from having exhausted , on what
he calls the contagiousness of a powerful imagination . Minds of this character ,
he observes , rule those which are feebler in conception : they give them by ...
Author: Henry Hallam
IMAGINATION . Support of Fresh pleasure only ; for the attentive mind , By this
harmonious action on her powers , " WEAK is the will of ... The palate for the more
substantial food Such tricks hath strong imagination , Of our own land reality .
Author: Robert Aitkin Bertram
sense-organs are directly excited in consequence of imagination are exceptional
rarities, if they exist at all. ... sound were only a strong imagination, and an
imagination a weak sensation, there ought to be a border-line of experience
where we ...
Author: William James
Such constancy can be found only where there is the union of a strong
imagination and a strong heart , which , perhaps , is a rare union ; and if to these
a strong mind be united , the effect would probably be different . It is only in a
Author: Robert Southey
Such tricks has strong imagination Sir J . Davies . That if he would but apprehend
some joy , I KNOWING OUR . It comprehends some bringer of that joy ; How
gloomy would be the mansions of Or in the night imagining some fear , the dead
Author: Adam Woolbever (comp.)
Category: Quotations, English
And as imagination bodies forth Hence springs that universal strong desire The
forms of things unknown , the poet's pen Which all men have of immortality ;
Turns them to shape and gives to airy noth- Not some few spirits unto this thought
Category: Quotations, English
Fascination is the power and intense act of the imagination upon the body of
another . ... strong imagination has such power , it is worth knowing by what
means to exalt and raise it.f But here a palliative or defence of a great part of
Author: Francis Bacon