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On Great Writing by Longinus
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Sep 29, 2008

it was amazing
Read in September, 2008

"Moreover, the expression of the sublime is more exposed to danger when it goes its own way without the guidance of knowledge -- when it is suffered to be unstable and unballasted -- when it is left at the mercy of mere momentum and ignorant audacity. It is true that it often needs the spur, but it is also true that it often needs the curb."

Damn you, Longinus, for being so right 1800 years ago.

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