Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
As the ancient commander addressed his soldiers before battle, so should the moralist speak to men in the struggle of the era.
A definition of poetry can only determine what poetry should be and not what poetry actually was and is; otherwise the most concise formula would be: Poetry is that which at some time and some place was thus named.
Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.
Nothing truly convincing - which would possess thoroughness, vigor, and skill - has been written against the ancients as yet; especially not against their poetry.
Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude.