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  1. Then shall my ghost not walk about; but keep Still in the cool and silent shades of sleep;" or when he writes that astonishing verse, so unlike his usual style- " In this world, the Isle of Dreams, While we sit by sorrow's streams, Tears and terrors are our themes;" when Carew, in one of those miraculous closing bursts, carefully led up to, of which he has almost the secret, cries " Oh, love me then, and now begin it, Let us not lose this present minute; For time and age will work that wrack Which time nor age shall ne'er call back;" when even the sober blood in Habington's decent veins spurts in this splendid sally- " So, 'mid the ice of the far northern sea, A star about the Arctic circle may Than ours yield clearer light; yet that but shall Serve at the frozen pilot's funeral:" when Crashaw writes as if caught by the very fire of which he speaks,- the fire of the flaming heart of Saint Theresa; when Lovelace, most careless and unliterary of all men, breaks out as if by simple instinct into those perfect verses which hardly even Burns and Shelley have equalled since,- it is impossible for any one who feels for poetry at all not to feel more than appreciation, not to feel sheer enthusiasm. - "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature" by George Saintsbury
  2. Don't you wish we could read books with that utterly unliterary sense of them? - "An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga" by William Dean Howells
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