Elements of Criticism

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F.J. Huntington andco., 1841 - Criticism - 504 pages

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Page 358 - give examples. Antony, mourning over the body of Caesar murdered in the senate-house, vents his passion in the following words: Antony. O pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers. Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of time. Julius
Page 254 - Philip. You are as fond of grief as of your child. Constance. Grief fills the room up of my absent child. Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words, Remembers me of all his gracious parts, Stuffs out his vacant garment with
Page 345 - Come, gentle Night; come, loving black-brow'd Night! Give me my Romeo; and when he shall die, Take him, and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heav'n so fine, That all the world shall be in love with Night, And pay no worship to the garish Sun. Romeo and
Page 388 - state of man; to-day he puts forth The tender leaves of hope; to-morrow blossoms, And bears his blushing honours thick upon him; The third day comes a frost, a killing frost, And when he thinks, good easy man, full surely His greatness is a ripening, nips his root, And then he falls as I do. Henry VIII. Act
Page 96 - Lear. Rumble thy bellyful, spit fire, spout rain! Nor rain, wind, thunder, fire, are my daughters. I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; I never gave you kingdoms, call'd you children; You owe me no subscription-. Then let fall A poor, infirm, weak, and despis'd old man! But yet I call you servile
Page 416 - neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. Have I any pleasure that the wicked should die, saith the Lord God;
Page 455 - small garden, on the other hand, which admits not grandeur, ought to be strictly regular. Milton, describing the garden of Eden, prefers justly grandeur before regularity: Flowers worthy of paradise, which not nice art In beds and curious knots, but Nature boon Pour'd forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain; Both where
Page 387 - day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great Nature's second course, Chief nourisher in Life's feast. Act II. Sc. 2. The following example, of deep despair, beside the highly figurative style, has more the air of raving than of sense:
Page 420 - be call'd, that shape had none The other shape, Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd. Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb; For each seem'd either; black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart. Paradise Lost, \ ook II. 1.
Page 372 - seest, to thee will 1 give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

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