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210. Poetry (defining)
Boswell: "Then, Sir, what is poetry?" Johnson:
"Why, Sir, it is much easier to say what it is not. We all
know what light is; but it is not easy to tell
what it is."
1,042. Poetry (Defining)
"Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling
imagination to the help of reason."
Johnson: Milton (Lives of the Poets)