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Like other poets, Zanzotto too makes use of poetic journalism, where what is said is not something (to quote Wordsworth) "felt in the blood and felt along the heart," but something excogitated for its own sake, so that thought in Zanzotto often becomes such a dominant factor as to do away with the trammels of poetic art and imagination.
And lest one assume that Warburg excogitated this rich view of human nature unaided, it must be duly noted that Warburg was also deeply reliant on certain contemporary theoretical constructs.
145) Thus, Bossuet states that his reason for undertaking the Defensio is to show the true orthodoxy of the doctrine of the Parisian school: "that doctrine was not excogitated [in 1682] but from the very beginning of Christianity flows from common decrees and from the principles of the Christian nations.