Essay on Beauty

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A. Murray, 1871 - 324 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 114 - not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle.' Another great division of sounds is into Grave and Acute. If
الصفحة 115 - their paly flames Each battle sees the other's umber'd face; Steed threatens steed, in high and boastful neighs Piercing the night's dull ear; and from the tents The armourers, accomplishing the knights, With busy hammers closing rivets up, Give dreadful note of
الصفحة 115 - From camp to camp, thro' the foul womb of night, The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fix'd sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch. Fire answers fire, and thro
الصفحة 97 - to every sedge He overtaketh in his pilgrimage: And so by many winding nooks he strays With willing sport to the wild ocean. The pleasing personification which we attribute to a brook, is founded upon the faint belief of voluntary motion, and is immediately checked, when the poet descends to any
الصفحة 97 - angelic throng, And left large field, unsafe within the wind Of such commotion. —Book vi. In the following passage from the sixth book of Lucan's Pharsalia, where he describes the incantations of the witch Eryctho, and of whose voice he had before said, with great sublimity,
الصفحة 97 - his dexterity by vaulting from one to another. There is a similar fault in the two following passages from Milton, where the introduction of trifling and ludicrous circumstances diminishes the beauty of the one, and the sublimity of the other. Now Morn her rosy steps in the eastern clime Advancing, sow'd the earth with orient pearl, When Adam wak'd: so
الصفحة 79 - Retirement." Thy shades, thy silence, now be mine, Thy charms my only theme ; My haunt the hollow cliff, whose pine Waves o'er the gloomy stream. Where the scar'd owl on pinions grey Breaks from the rustling boughs, And down the lone vale sails away To more profound repose.
الصفحة 205 - to be sufficiently supported by any of the instances he brings. ' On this principle (says he) the wedge-like snout of the swine, the little sunk eyes, and the whole make of the head, so well adapted to its offices of digging and rooting, would be extremely beautiful. The great bag hanging to the bill of
الصفحة 97 - stravit pavor: ille flagrant! Aut Atho, aut Rhodopen, aut alta Ceraunia telo Dejicit: ingeminant austri, et densissimus imber. If there was any passage to which I would object in these wonderful lines, it would be to those that are marked in italics. I acknowledge, indeed, that the
الصفحة 31 - an example a little more complicated ; take, for instance, the case of a \ common English landscape—green meadows with fat cattle—canals ' or navigable rivers—well fenced, well cultivated fields—neat, clean, scattered cottages—humble antique church with church-yard elms, and crossing hedge-rows—all seen under bright skies, and in good weather:—there is much beauty, as every one will acknowledge, in

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