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- n. the creation of beautiful or significant things
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Spingarn says, "æsthetic judgment and artistic creation are instinct with the same vital life."
Kennaston had come to think artistic creation in words -- since marble and canvas inevitably perished -- was the one, possibly, worth-while employment of human life.