|"There is first, the literature of knowledge, and secondly the
literature of power. The function of the first is to teach, the
function or the second is to move; the first is a rudder, the
second an oar or a sail. The first speaks to the mere discursive
understanding, the second speaks ultimately, it may happen, to
the higher understanding or reason, but always through affections
of pleasure and sympathy."
Thomas De Quincey "Essays on the Poets." (Alexander Pope.)
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