The book is The Lyric An Essay. It has a described about the poetry like as What is a poetry and The Degress of Poetry. If you were to ask twenty intelligent people What is the Thames? the answer due to you from each would be a river. And yet this would hardly be matter to satisfy your enquiring mind. You would more probably say. What do you know of the Thames? or Describe the thames to me. This would bring you a great variety of opinions many dissertations on geological and national history many words in praise of beauty many personal confessions. Here would be the revelation of many minds approaching a great subject in as many manners confirming and contradicting each other making on the whole some impression of cumulative judgment giving you many clues to what might be called the truth no one of them by itself coming near to anything like full knowledge and the final word would inevitably be left unsaid.