I forgot to include these other sentences. I just wanted to know if the verb should be "originate" or "originated". Thank you.
1) He regarded imagination as a special intuition which enabled the poet to see things the ordinary man was blind to. He defined poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
2) These were not immediate but originate(d) from emotions recollected in tranquility, recreated by the subjectivity of memory. In other words, memory enabled the poet to contemplate and reorganize past feelings.
3) Man and nature were moved by the same animating principle, an almighty God, who was present not only in plants and animals, but in inanimate objects as well.
English - Writeacher, Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 6:40pm
2. "originated" (past, to match "were")