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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1844
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,391 / 285 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 536
Added to site: 2007.11.18
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Genre: Periodical
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enquired, the reflective inquirer will perchance find himself led on to add two furnished from within himself, as that--

First, Acknowledging, as in these latter days our more delicate psychologists have called upon us to do, the names FANCY and IMAGINATION as designating TWO faculties, the fairies belong rather to the FANCY.

Secondly, Accepting for a legitimate thought, legitimately and cogently signified, the High Marriage which one of these finer Metaphysicians{I}--instructed no doubt by his personal experience--prophesies to his kind, between the "intellect of man" and "this goodly universe," we may say that, regularly, this marriage must have its antecedent possessing and agitating Love; that this love must, like all possessing agitated love, have its attendant Reverie. Now, might one venture to surmise that this REVERIE breathes into the creating of a fairy?

Does the jealous reader perchance miss in the above proposed eight several elements the UNITY OF NOTION, which

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