... from my early reading of fairy tales and genii etc. etc. my mind had been
habituated *to the Vast* and I never regarded *my senses* in any way as the
criteria of my belief. . . . Should children be permitted to read romances, and
relations of giants and magicians and genii? I know all that has been said
against it; but I have formed my faith in the affirmative. I know no other way
of giving the mind a love of the Great and the Whole.
      -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge