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" We always contemplate objects and ideas with a disposition similar to their nature. When a large object is presented, the mind expands itself to the extent of that object, and is filled with one grand sensation... "
The Century of Taste: The Philosophical Odyssey of Taste in the Eighteenth ... - Page 34
by George Dickie - 1996 - 168 pages
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The Sixth Canon: Belletristic Rhetorical Theory and Its French Antecedents

Barbara Warnick - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 176 pages
..."surprise by the unexpectedness of their introduction."35 Large objects expand the mind, filling it "with one grand sensation, which totally possessing...strikes it with deep silent wonder and admiration. . . ."36 Orators may achieve this effect by describing the sublime, either of nature or of passions...
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