Biographical Outlines of English Literature ... For the use of schools

Bell & Bradfute. London, 1862 - 142 páginas

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Página 135 - History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.
Página 62 - He is excellent in everything that he has performed with care ; his characters are beautifully delineated ; his sentiments have often a noble gravity, which the length of his periods, far too great in itself, seems to befit ; but in the general course of his narration he is negligent of grammar and perspicuity, with little choice of words, and therefore sometimes idiomatic without ease or elegance.
Página 88 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Página 56 - Poetry was the first regular and valuable treatise on the art of writing. He who, having formed his opinions in the present age of English literature, turns back to peruse this dialogue, will not perhaps find much increase of knowledge, or much novelty of instruction ; but he is to remember that critical principles were...
Página 28 - Where your honour exhorteth us to stoutness, I assure you the voice of one man is able, in an hour, to put more life in us than six hundred trumpets continually blustering in our ears.
Página 65 - In 1698, Collier published his Short View of the Profaneness and Immorality of the English Stage...
Página 28 - A subject born within the same, Madam,' was his reply ; ' and albeit I be neither earl, lord, nor baron in it, yet has God made me (how abject that ever I be in your eyes), a profitable member within the same. Yea, Madam, to me, it appertains no less to forewarn of such things as may hurt it, if I foresee them, than it doth to any of the...
Página 102 - Southey's almost unexampled felicity, to possess the best gifts of talent and genius free from all their characteristic defects.
Página 135 - Taste," was born at Kenley, in Scotland, on the 29th of December, 1792, and was educated in Edinburgh, where his father was then settled. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1814. He afterward travelled extensively in Europe. In 1828 he...
Página 19 - And ye shull understond that I have put this book out of Latin into French, and translated it agen out of French into English, that every man of my nation may understond it.

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