Who Wrote It?: An Index to the Authorship of the More Noted Works in Ancient and Modern Literature

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الصفحة 74 - This Indian Edda — if I may so call it — is founded on a tradition prevalent among the North American Indians, of a personage of miraculous birth, who was sent among them to clear their rivers, forests, and fishing-grounds, and to teach them the arts of peace.
الصفحة 162 - Whene'er with haggard eyes I view This dungeon that I'm rotting in I think of those companions true Who studied with me at the U niversity of Gottingen, niversity of Gottingen.
الصفحة 28 - I never saw anything like the funeral dirge in this play for the death of Marcello, except the ditty which reminds Ferdinand of his drowned father, in the Tempest. As that is of the water, watery; so this is of the earth, earthy. Both have that intenseness of feeling which seems to resolve itself into the element which it contemplates.
الصفحة 125 - We live in better times ; and we are not afraid to say, that, though there were many clever men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth ^century, there were only two minds which possessed the imaginative faculty in a very eminent degree. One of those minds produced the Paradise Lost, the other the Pilgrim's Progress.
الصفحة 147 - Spectator must be allowed to be both original and eminently happy. Every valuable essay in the series may be read with pleasure separately ; yet the five or six hundred essays form a whole, and a whole which has the interest of a novel. It must be remembered, too, that at that time no novel, giving a lively and powerful picture of the common life and manners of England, had appeared. Richardson was working as a compositor. Fielding was robbing birds
الصفحة 18 - Her feet beneath her petticoat Like little mice stole in and out, As if they feared the light: But, oh ! she dances such a way— No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight.
الصفحة 159 - He designed not only to teach the art of shooting, but to give an example of diction more natural and more truly English than was used by the common writers of that age...
الصفحة 101 - Worlds on worlds," treats the subject in a larger and sweeter spirit. _unshower'd grass_: as watered by the Nile only. Poem 64. _The Late Massacre_: the Vaudois persecution, carried on in 1655 by the Duke of Savoy. This "collect in verse," as it has been justly named, is the most mighty Sonnet in any language known to the Editor.
الصفحة 20 - Pity the sorrows of a poor old man ! Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door, Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span, Oh ! give relief, and Heaven will bless your store.
الصفحة 131 - Recluse ; as having for its principal subject the sensations and opinions of a poet living in retirement.

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