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Coleridge on the Power of Imagination

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The imagination…that reconciling and mediatory power, which incorporating the reason in images of the sense and organizing (as it were) the flux of the senses by the permanence and self-circling energies of the reason, gives birth to a system of symbols, harmonious in themselves, and consubstantial with the truths of which they are the conductors.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Statesman’s Manual (1816)

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