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The bane or the blessing

Yellowhouse Imagine a yellow house ... / Washington, DC / May 2007 

“IMAGINATION, according as it is regulated, proves the bane or the blessing of life. Without it, all is "weary, flat, stale and unprofitable;" but with it, unless it is regulated by numberless auxiliary endowments and strenuous exertion, the spectre forms of dread reality are aggravated instead of being concealed, and the victim of genius perishes under the restless workings of his own phantasy.”

~ Sir Egerton Brydges from an essay "On the Government of Imagination" published in The Ruminator: containing a series of moral, critical, and sentimental essays, 1813


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