... the poet still holding the button in his outstretched fingers, and as far as ever from the termination of his colloquial voyage. ... You must have the two poles of the battery if you wish a grand display of electricity; therefore, a congenial dilference must ... the sermons; and a soft mush of concession has often smothered a promising conversation just as it began to kindle. ... Try to talk with people to whom you must not mention religion, or politics, or some other grave interest of life, and seeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Putnam's Magazine. Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National Interests|