On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre
Edited By Gerry Canavan
8. Anticipating the Sunburst: Dream, Vision – or Nightmare?
The great cry that rises from all our manufacturing cities, louder than the furnace blast, is all in very deed for this, – that we manufacture there everything except men; we blanch cotton, and strengthen steel, and refine sugar, and shape pottery; but to brighten, to strengthen, to refine, or to form a single living spirit, never enters into our estimate of advantages.
Is the Earth so?Let her change then.Let the Earth quicken.Search until you know.
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