In some men only the feeble glimmerings of Taste appear; the beauties which they relish are of the coarsest kind; and of these they have but a weak and confused impression, while in others, Taste rises to an acute discernment, and a lively enjoyment of the most refined beauties.

Hugh Blair

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Original Citation

Blair, Hugo. "Lecture II: Taste." Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres. University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1787.

Current Citation

Blair, Hugo. Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, vol. I. Read books, 2008.