Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, المجلد 1

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Brown and Taggard, 1860
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الصفحة 371 - Nemesis visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation...
الصفحة 294 - If we farther take into account the immense variety of his subjects ; how, from the loud flowing revel in Willie brew'da Peck o...
الصفحة 366 - It is not in the likeness of anything in the heavens above, or the earth beneath, or the waters under the earth, that the highest musical capacity can be tried.
الصفحة 283 - Auld Ayr is just one lengthen'd, tumbling sea ; Then down ye'll hurl — deil nor ye never rise ! — And dash the gumlie jaups up to the pouring skies ! A lesson sadly teaching, to your cost, That Architecture's noble art is lost !
الصفحة 326 - Granted, the ship comes into harbour with shrouds and tackle damaged ; the pilot is blameworthy ; he has not been all-wise and all-powerful : but to know how blameworthy, tell us first whether his voyage has been round the Globe, or only to Ramsgate and the Isle of Dogs.
الصفحة 272 - Burns was given the power of making man's life more venerable, but that of wisely guiding his own was not given. Destiny, — for so, in our ignorance, we must speak, — his faults, the faults of others, proved too hard for him ; and that spirit which might have soared, could it but have walked, soon sank to the dust, its glorious faculties trodden under foot in the blossom, and died, we may almost say, without ever having lived.
الصفحة 268 - In one word, what and how produced was the effect of society on him; what and how produced was his effect on society ? He who should answer these questions, in regard to any individual, would, as we believe, furnish a model of perfection in Biography.
الصفحة 271 - But a true Poet, a man in whose heart resides some effluence of Wisdom, some tone of the " Eternal Melodies," is the most precious gift that can be bestowed on a generation: we see in him a freer, purer development of whatever is noblest in ourselves...
الصفحة 289 - Address might be unsafe to trifle with. Doubtless this stern hymn was singing itself, as he formed it, through the soul of Burns : but to the external ear, it should be sung with the throat of the whirlwind.
الصفحة 9 - But his own works give us some glimpses into his singular and noble nature ; and to our readers a few words on this man, certainly one of the most remarkable of his age, will not seem thrown away. Except by name, Jean Paul Friedrich Richter is little known out of Germany. The only thing connected with him, we think, that has reached this country, is his saying, imported by Madame de Stael, and thankfully pocketed by most newspaper critics ; — ' Providence ' has given to the French the empire of...

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