Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Opening Passage (of original Introduction):
"It is the honourable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind. The evidence of this fact is to be sought, not in the writings of Critics, but in those of Poets themselves."

Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Opening Passage (of original Introduction):

"It is the honourable characteristic of Poetry that its materials are to be found in every subject which can interest the human mind. The evidence of this fact is to be sought, not in the writings of Critics, but in those of Poets themselves."