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Coleridge, Samuel Taylor - Apologia Pro Vita Sua

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014373

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Complete Poems

Apologia Pro Vita Sua

The poet in his lone yet genial hour
Gives to his eyes a magnifying power;
Or rather he emancipates his eyes
From the black shapeless accidents of size -

In unctuous cones of kindling coal,
Or smoke upwreathing from the pipe's trim bole,
His gifted ken can see
Phantoms of sublimity

The source of the experience

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Coal
Cone
Smoke

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