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the origin of the phrase ‘Suspension of disbelief’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1817 in biographical sketches of literary life and opinions,

“In this idea originated the plan of the ‘Lyrical Ballads’; in which it was agreed, that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic, yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.”

i’m creating talking music as Stone Aguila where i talk and play salad bowl guitar. it’s been one amazing introspective story tell foray after another and in one story the phrase “suspension of disbelief” came up. the force is strong on this phrase “poetic faith” :).

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