The Countless Other Infinitesimals

 

“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions,—the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasant thought and feeling.”  

― Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Rosy Cole on Monday, 18 February 2019 12:09

Hallelujah! Coleridge's thoughts (and yours!) are so much clearer than Emerson's who has a habit of obfuscating his own point. I so admire you for sticking with him!

Hallelujah! Coleridge's thoughts (and yours!) are so much clearer than Emerson's who has a habit of obfuscating his own point. I so admire you for sticking with him!
Stephen Evans on Monday, 18 February 2019 15:01

I came across this in one of Jan Karon's Mitford books, so I can't say I really stuck with Coleridge. The Biographia Literaria was pretty dense going for me, though I think his distinction between Fancy and Imagination is very useful, and was actually quite influential in connecting Emerson with the German Idealist tradition.

And of course I disagree completely about Emerson :)

I came across this in one of Jan Karon's Mitford books, so I can't say I really stuck with Coleridge. The [i]Biographia Literaria[/i] was pretty dense going for me, though I think his distinction between Fancy and Imagination is very useful, and was actually quite influential in connecting Emerson with the German Idealist tradition. And of course I disagree completely about Emerson :)
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