Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:
Indeed, the extreme subtlety and erudition of Donne's poems to his patrons seems to show that one effect of writing for such an audience is to exaggerate the poet's ingenuity.
But a change of inspiration that has killed many poets - witness Tennyson and the Idylls of the King - only stimulated another side of Donne's many-sided nature and many-faceted brain.
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