Longinus on the Sublime, in Writing

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Longman, Rees, Orme, 1836 - Rhetoric, Ancient - 362 pages
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Page 341 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt ; thou hast cast out " the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room for it, and didst " cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land : the hills were " covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the
Page 227 - Sing, heavenly Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning how the heavens and earth Rose out of Chaos : — or if Sion hill Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook, that flowed Fast by the oracle of God, — I thence
Page 328 - among the Alps : Far along From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, Leaps the live thunder ! Not from one lone cloud. But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers, through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud! The
Page 341 - and having on the breast" plate of righteousness ; and your feet shod with the preparation of the " Gospel of Peace: above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye " shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked: and take the
Page 308 - The dismal situation, waste and wild;— A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace, flamed: yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible, Served only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never come, That comes to all, but torture without end!
Page 331 - the right hand and on the left, by honour and dishonour, by " evil report and good report : as deceivers, and yet true ; as unknown, " and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live ; as chastened, " and not killed ; as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing ; as poor, yet making " many rich ; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Page 331 - In all things " approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in " afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in " tumults, in watchings, in fastings ; by pureness, by knowledge, by " long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by " the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of
Page 44 - excess Of glory obscur'd :—as when the sun, new risen, Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams ; or, from behind the moon. " In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds " On half the nations, and with fear of change " Perplexes monarchs.
Page 338 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of " France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles ; and surely, never lighted " upon this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful " vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the
Page 315 - Psalm xviii. The Lord descended from above, and bow'd the heavens most high, And underneath his feet he cast the darkness of the sky ; On cherubs and on cherubims full royally he rode, And on the wings of mighty winds came flying all abroad!

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