Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)



First Advisor

James M. B. German

Second Advisor

William M. Magee


Nature has bestowed upon some of its children a gift so mysterious in its operations, so wonderful in its products and so tremendous in its influence that it baffles the most cultured and powerful minds in the attempt to analyze its workings. Even the possessor is unable to trace either -its origin or its mode of action. It is the common parent of invention and science of music and poetry and its chief distinction lies in the ability to penetrate farther into the field of truth than ordinary minds can do. To live in worlds that are unknown except to those divinely gifted, in other words possessing that peculiar quality of mind known as Genius. So subtle and impalpable is this faculty that although we are aware of its presence and can easily recognize it when it manifests itself yet we cannot tell exactly in what it consists. First, because no one unpossessed of creative imagination can study its operations within himself, while second, those who do possess this quality are seldom given to self analysis.


A Thesis Submitted To Fulfill The Requirements For The Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy

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