The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 352
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purely formal music, maybe pure mathematics-at any rate, Ina's
mind must be employed with something or other disconnected
from the crass world of phenomena continually banging at the
five doors of consciousness which we call our senses. The mood
of the book, like Ina, is contemplative.
But more important than all, this book is a plea, eloquent
and ingenious, for keeping childhood's ability to wonder in a
good state of repair right on into middle age, and from middle
age on into the years which are supposed to bring the philosophic
mind. William Wordsworth is quoted in support of wonder,
and also Henry Thoreau, but not Walt Whitman, prince of
wonderers; nor are any of the Hebrew prophets included,
wonderers without parallel in any literature, nor Jesus' "consider
the lilies," sublimest of all appeals to this God-given faculty,
which Mr. Krutch defines as "that continuous awareness of things
which alone is true living."
He means, of course, the ideal "awareness" of Wordsworth and
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