The Philosophy of Rhetoric

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Harper & brothers, 1875 - 435 pages

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Page 398 - Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne, View him with scornful, yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arts that caused himself to rise ; Damn with faint praise, || assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound, || and
Page 378 - ordered the cripple who sat begging at the beautiful gate of the temple to look on them, he looked at them very earnestly, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, " Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee : In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arise and
Page 308 - the lilies how they grow : they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If, then, God so clothe the grass which to-day is in the field and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe
Page 349 - revenge! Timotheus cries; See the furies arise ' See the snakes that they rear, How they hiss in their hair, And the sparkles that flash from their ey'es ! Behold how they toss their torches on high, How they point to the Persian abodes And glittering temples of their hostile gods. The princes applaud with a furious
Page 315 - heard in oar land, the fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape perfume the air." The passage is not more remarkable for the liveliness than for the elegance of the picture it exhibits. The examples are all taken from whatever can contribute to regale
Page 160 - in our version, there is something which to me has a contradictory appearance. He came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. There is not a vestige of this inconsistency in the original, which says simply,
Page 272 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony, From harmony to harmony, Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in man."* This universal frame began: In general it may be said, that in writings of this
Page 306 - an infinite deal of nothing. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search.''* It
Page 41 - Whether the nymph shall break Diana's law. Or some frail china jar receives a flaw ; Or stain her honour, or her new brocade ; Forget her prayers, or miss a masquerade, Or lose her heart, or necklace, at a ball: Or whether Heaven has doom'd that Shock must fall."*
Page 387 - These wait all upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. Thou givest them. They gather. Thou openest thy hand. They are filled with good. Thou hidest thy face. They are troubled. Thou

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