The Year's Work in English Studies, Volume 6

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English Association, 1927 - Electronic journals
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Page 249 - Enfin Malherbe vint, et, le premier en France, Fit sentir dans les vers une juste cadence. D'un mot mis en sa place enseigna le pouvoir. Et réduisit la muse aux règles du devoir.
Page 201 - I am now indebted, as being a work not to be raised from the heat of youth or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at waste from the pen of some vulgar amorist or the trencher fury of a rhyming parasite, nor to be obtained by the invocation of Dame Memory and her siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends...
Page 130 - Some men there are love not a gaping pig ; Some, that are mad if they behold a cat...
Page 100 - In that Faery Queene I meane glory in my generall intention, but in my particular I conceive the most excellent and glorious person of our soveraine the Queene, and her kingdome in Faery Land.
Page 322 - ... achieving a momentary equilibrium in the present, prepares itself for new achievements in the future. Shaw glories in life; he glories in it to the extent of maintaining that if we are to live properly we must live longer ; but he only wants us to live longer in order that we may think more. Thus the Ancients in the last play of the Back to Methuselah Pentateuch, having achieved a relative emancipation from the needs and exigencies of material existence, employ their freedom in the intellectual...
Page 249 - But the excellence and dignity of it were never fully known till Mr Waller taught it; he first made writing easily an art; first showed us to conclude the sense most commonly in distichs; which, in the verse of those before him, runs on for so many lines together that the reader is out of breath to overtake it..
Page 249 - Waller came last, but was the first whose art Just weight and measure did to verse impart, That of a well-placed word could teach the force, And showed for poetry a nobler course.
Page 15 - Meter adds to all the variously fated expectancies which make up rhythm a definite temporal pattern and its effect is not due to our perceiving a pattern in something outside us, but to our becoming patterned ourselves.
Page 139 - Shakespeare, must enjoy a part. For though the poet's matter nature be, His art doth give the fashion; and, that he Who casts to write a living line, must sweat (Such as thine are) and strike the second heat Upon the Muses...
Page 160 - And bathe her beauty in the milk of kids ; Bright Bethsabe gives earth to my desires, Verdure to earth, and to that verdure flowers, To flowers sweet odours, and to odours wings, That carries pleasures to the hearts of Kings.

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