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Again in the same direction, again in the other: we have a sheet daedal to its edge with variants and oppositions; and one model of Swinburne's obsessive patternmaking, in rhythm, rhyme, assonance, alliteration, and idea; and of his persistent working out of figures of blotting, cleaving, printing.
We recover its daedal intricacy only through critical writing that attains Steinberg's heights of discernment and sensitivity.
Keats, notwithstanding his unbounded sympathies with ordinary flesh and blood, and even the transcendental cosmopolitics of Hyperion, was so far inferior in universality to his great acquaintance [Shelley], that he could not accompany him in his daedal rounds with nature, and his Archimedean endeavours to move the globe with his own hands.