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" Talent is intellectual power of every kind, which acts and manifests itself by and through the will and the active forces. Genius, as the verbal origin implies, is that much rarer species of intellectual power which is derived from the genial nature —... "
De Quincey's Writings - Side 55
af Thomas De Quincey - 1851
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Autobiographic sketches

Thomas De Quincey - 1862 - 488 sider
...every kind, which acts and manifests itself by and through the will and the active forces. Oeniua, as the verbal origin implies, is that much rarer species...enjoying— from the spirit of pleasure and pain, as organised more or less perfectly; and this is independent of the will. It is a function of the passive...
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Autobiographic Sketches, Bind 11–12

Thomas De Quincey - 1876 - 606 sider
...the active forces. Genius, as the verbal origin implies, is that much rarer species of in* tellectual power which is derived from the genial nature, —...perfectly ; and this is independent of the will. It is a function^of the passive nature. Talent is conversant with the adaptation of means to ends. But genius...
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Literary Sketches

Henry S. Salt - 1888 - 264 sider
...Quincey has given an excellent definition of genius as distinguished from talent. " Talent," he asserts, "is intellectual power of every kind, which acts and...genial nature — from the spirit of suffering and enjoyment, from the spirit of pleasure and pain, as organised more or less perfectly ; and this is...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Bind 1

Thomas De Quincey, David Masson - 1889 - 472 sider
...degree of talent. Talent and genius are in no one point allied to each other, except generically — that both express modes of intellectual power. But...enjoying — from the spirit of pleasure and pain, as organised more or less perfectly ; and this is independent of the will. It is a function of the passive...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Bind 1

Thomas De Quincey, David Masson - 1896 - 456 sider
...degree of talent. Talent and genius are in no one point allied to each other, except generically — that both express modes of intellectual power. But...enjoying — from the spirit of pleasure and pain, as organised more or less perfectly ; and this is independent of the will. It is a function of the passive...
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Lover Or Friend?: A Novel

Rosa Nouchette Carey - 1899 - 450 sider
...been reading De Quincey's definition of talent and genius. He says — now pray listen, Gage — that talent is intellectual power of every kind which acts...less perfectly; and this is independent of the will. _lt is a function of the passive nature. Talent is conversant with the adaptation of means to ends;...
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