he floats a bubble in the air...
Give a man of talents a story to tell,
he is wise without emphasis or assertion;
he is strong, as nature is strong,
who lifts the land into mountain slopes without effort,
and by the same rule as he floats a bubble in the air,
and likes as well to do the one as the other.
This makes that equality of power in farce, tragedy, narrative, and love-songs;
a merit so incessant, that each reader is incredulous of the perception of other readers.