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Reason

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 (Ottery St Mary) – 1834 (Highgate)

... Finally, what is Reason ? You have often asked me ; and this is my
answer :--

  Whene'er the mist, that stands 'twixt God and thee,
  [Sublimates] to a pure transparency,
  That intercepts no light and adds no stain--
  There Reason is, and then begins her reign !

  But alas !
  ------`tu stesso, ti fai grosso
  Col falso immaginar, sì che non vedi
  Ciò che vedresti, se l'avessi scosso.'

  (Dante, Paradiso, Canto 1, lines 88-90)

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. more…

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