My worship of Shakespeare went to heights and lengths that it had reached with no earlier idol, and there was a supreme moment, once, when I found myself saying that the creation
of Shakespeare was as great as the creation
of a planet.
He was  meant--we see it in the variety, the high level both of matter and style, the animation, the gravity, of one after another of these thoughts--on religion, on poetry, on politics in the highest sense; on their most abstract principles, and on the authors who have given them a personal colour; on the genius of those authors, as well as on their concrete works; on outlying isolated subjects, such as music, and special musical composers--he was meant, if people ever are meant for special lines of activity, for the best sort of criticism, the imaginative criticism; that criticism which is itself a kind of construction, or creation
, as it penetrates, through the given literary or artistic product, into the mental and inner constitution of the producer, shaping his work.
She was--well, she was Genevieve, a being of a class by herself, nothing less than a miracle of creation
For consistency, too, is the growth of time; and some of the greatest creations
of the human mind have been wanting in unity.
The beautiful fables of the Greeks, being proper creations
of the imagination and not of the fancy, are universal verities.
Pinkney are both creations
of the same art--but you wouldn't call it either painting or music.
Many lands saw Zarathustra, and many peoples: no greater power did Zarathustra find on earth than the creations
of the loving ones--"good" and "bad" are they called.
She busied herself with following the aerial creations
of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home --the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers--she found ample scope for admiration and delight.
Whatever is built by man for man's occupation, must, like natural creations
, fulfil the intention of its existence, or soon perish.
Those charming creations
of the poet, John Doe and Richard Roe, when they first dawn upon him, will open a new world for the enlargement of his mind and the improvement of his heart.
He is much addicted to overestimating his own perfections, and to undervaluing those of his rival or his enemy; a trait which may possibly be thought corroborative of the Mosaic account of the creation
When Brahma, or the God of Gods, saith the Shaster, resolved to recreate the world after one of its periodical dissolutions, he gave birth to Vishnoo, to preside over the work; but the Vedas, or mystical books, whose perusal would seem to have been indispensable to Vishnoo before beginning the creation
, and which therefore must have contained something in the shape of practical hints to young architects, these Vedas were lying at the bottom of the waters; so Vishnoo became incarnate in a whale, and sounding down in him to the uttermost depths, rescued the sacred volumes.
Properly understood, the reptile creation
To love is to put yourself in harmony with the spheral music of creation
, to stand in the centre of the universe, and see it good and whole as it appears in the eye of God.
or wilt thou thy self Abolish thy Creation
, and unmake, For him, what for thy glorie thou hast made?