Oxford [england]: new york, 1990 duff, william an essay on original genius, foundations of literary theory the eighteenth century variation: foundations of literary theory eighteenth century london: routledge/thoemmes press, 1994 gerard, alexander an essay on genius london--edinburgh: chadwych-. Hamann wrote to herder in 1760, “my coarse imagination has never been able to imagine a creative genius without genitals” colman wrote in 1761-2 that “the genius needs neither diligence nor assiduity” duff's essay on original genius (1767) made genius “a matter of strong imagination and lively passions” while. Career from 1755 to 1815 william duff served as minister of several parishes in aberdeenshire, scotland he authored several publications, including essays on original genius (1767), critical observations on the writings of the most celebrated original geniuses in poetry (1770), the history of rhedi,. Many of his contemporaries to be primitive folk poets of “original genius” whose monumental epic poems were to define the nature of homer's authorial genius, and, explicitly or implicitly, continue to be today long after the publication of the works of ossian were published the essays of duff 1767 and 1770 and wood. W duff, an essay on original genius and its various modes of exertion in philosophy and the fine arts (london, 1767), pp 6, 8, 10, 22, 99 j a eberhard, allgemeine theorie des denkens und empfindens (berlin, 1786), pp 208f encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers ( neufchâtel.
In particular, the boy-poet proved flexible enough to conform to, and embolden, familiar if conflicting theorizations of genius, from joseph addison's well-known essay in the spectator (no 160) on natural and learned genius through to edward young's forceful rejection of the augustan 'rules of art' in the second half of the. An essay on shakespear elizabeth montagu edited and annotated by jack lynch the text comes from an essay on the writings and genius of shakespear  great indulgence is due to the errors of original writers, who, quitting the beaten track which others have travelled, make daring incursions into unexplored. As for the young poet seeking out the 'twilight groves', there is william duff's observation in an essay on original genius, 1767, 'a poet of true genius indulging a sublime, pensive, and sweetly- soothing melancholy, strays with a slow and solemn step, through the unfrequented desert, the naked beach, or the bleak and.
Instead, his focus is on the critical underpinnings of the mode, and, to this end, as much attention is given to william duff's essay on original genius and adam smith's theory of moral sentiments as to collins's 'ode to fear' or thomas warton's 'the suicide' the author's hesitancy to devote space to an. An essay on original genius, william duff, isbn 0415105048, 9780415105040 foundations of literary theory · foundations of literary theory, the eighteenth century author, william duff edition, reprint publisher, routledge/thoemmes press, 1994 original from, pennsylvania state university digitized, mar 21, 2011. Would be definitively developed by the romantics4 the ramblings of this turn can be traced back to mid-century works such as edward young's conjectures on original composition (1759), william duff's an essay on original genius ( 1766), or alexander gerard's essay on genius (1776) which introduced origi- nality and.
Edward young's conjectures on original composition (1759) and william duff's essay on original genius (1767) both emphasize the originality or peculiarity of genius at the same time, they blur the origins of originality, for how can original genius originate in men if addison demonstrates that a genius is a man of great. The diference is i have channeled all that negative energy into something more positive – the creation of stories and novels, essays and reviews, etc —duff brenna, interviewed when asked if universities encourage and foster creativity and original thinking, he replied, “you're making me laugh” places, like universities.
James macpherson17 in 1767 the concluding chapter of william duff's essay of original genius bore the long title (here abbreviated) 'that original poetic genius will in general be displayed in its ultimate vigour in the early periods of society '18 in 1781 a paper by thomas barnes read before the recently formed. Enlightened, penetrating and capacious minds, as william duff chose to put it 200 years ago, speaking of such exemplars as homer, quintilian and michelangelo in one of a string of influential essays by mid-18th-century englishmen that gave birth to the modern meaning of the word earlier, genius had. Addressing his 'fair readers' in letters on the intellectual and moral character ofwomen (1807) he writes: of that creative power and energy of imagination, which is 4 'keats reading women women reading keats' in studies in romanticism 29 (fall 1990)344 5 william duff, an essay on original genius ( garland.