Elements of Criticism

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Collins & Hannay, 1829 - Criticism - 476 pages

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Page 334 - couch. A watch-case to a common larum-bell ? Wilt thou upon the high and giddy mast, Seal up the ship-boy's eyes, and rock his brains In cradle of the rude imperious surge, And in the visitation of the winds, Who take the ruffian billows by the top, Curling their monstrous beads, and hanging them With
Page 292 - from his Paradise Lost : -Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day || or the sweet approach of even or morn Celestial voices to the midnight air Sole || or responsive each to other's note. And over them triumphant Death his dart Shook || but delay'd to strike. Stood
Page 228 - gainst self-slaughter ! O God ! O God ! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world ! Fie on't! O fie ! 'tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed : things rank and gross in nature But two months dead ! nay, not so
Page 383 - she ascends With charm of earliest birds, nor rising sun On this delightful land, nor herb, fruit, flow'r, Glist'ning with dew, nor fragrance after showers, Nor grateful evening mild, nor silent night, With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon Or glitt'ring star light, without thee is sweet. Paradise Lost, b.
Page 105 - up grew Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm. A sylvan scene ; and as the ranks ascend, Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view. Yet higher than their tops The verd'rous wall of Paradise up sprung ; Which to our general sire gave prospect large Into his nether empire
Page 228 - would hang on him. As if increase of appetite had grown Possess it merely. That it should come to this ! By what it fed on ; yet, within a month Let me not think—Frailty, thy name is Woman ! A little month! or ere those shoes were old, • With which she follow'd my poor
Page 352 - sc. 2. My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill. He fenced it, gathered out the stones thereof, planted it with the choicest vines, built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a wine-press therein : he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O
Page 311 - little resemblance between fraternal concord and precious ointment; and yet observe how successfully they are compared with respect to the impressions they make : Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon Aaron's beard, and descended to the skirts of his
Page 173 - the assemblage of ideas; and putting those together, with quickness and variety, wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy."* It may be defined more concisely, and perhaps more accurately, " A junction of things by distant and fanciful relations, which surprise because they are
Page 205 - and window'd raggedness defend you From seasons such as these?——OI have ta'en Too little care of this! take physic. Pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou may'st shake the superflux to them, And shew the heavens more just.—King Lear,

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