Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when you are calculating, calculate.
Brethren, it is easier to declaim against a thousand sins of others, than to mortify one sin in ourselves.
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
But all art is sensual and poetry particularly so.
It is directly, that is, of the senses, and since the senses do not exist without an object for their employment all art is necessarily objective. It doesn't declaim or explain, it presents.
Last Update: January, 2020