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action admit advantage ancient animated appear arguments attention beauty becomes called cause characters circumstances clear comedy common composition concise considered correct critics described discourse distinction distinguished effect elegant eloquence employed English epic example excel exhibit expression fault figure force founded frequently genius give given grace Greek hearers heart Hence Homer human ideas imagination imitation important impression instance interesting introduced Italy kind language less lively manner mean metaphor mind moral motion nature necessary never objects observed orator original ornament particular passion pause perfect person pleasing pleasures poem poet poetry present principal produce proper propriety qualities reason regular relation render requires requisite respect rise rule scene sense sentence sentiments simple simplicity sometimes sound speaker speaking speech spirit strength strong style sublime suppose taste thing thought tion tragedy unity variety Virgil whole writing
Page 185 - And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Page 114 - A man of a polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in 'a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description, and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possession.
Page 182 - Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato, to unfold What worlds or what vast regions hold The immortal mind that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook...
Page 90 - Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Page 182 - Far from all resort of mirth, Save the cricket on the hearth, Or the bellman's drowsy charm To bless the doors from nightly harm.
Page 111 - We cannot indeed have a single image in the fancy that did not make its first entrance through the sight; but we have the power of retaining, altering, and compounding those images which we have once received, into all the varieties of picture and vision that are most agreeable to the imagination...
Page 185 - He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God ; and he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds ; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Page 174 - Saepibus in nostris parvam te roscida mala (dux ego vester eram) vidi cum matre legentem. alter ab undecimo tum me iam acceperat annus; iam fragilis poteram ab terra contingere ramos. 40 ut vidi ut perii, ut me malus abstulit error.