Nothing has raised more questioning among my critics thanthese wordsnoble, thegrand style Ithink it will be found that the grand style arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject. Matthew Arnold
On Translating Homer; Last Words.
Summer has set in with its usual severity. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Letter to Vincent Novello, 9 May.
I thought I could not breathe in that fine air That pure severity of perfect light I yearned for warmth and colour which I found In Lancelot. TennysonSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Idylls of the King,'Guinevere', l.640^3.
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