Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Scott & Seguine, 1819 - 500 páginas

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Página 402 - curlew sound, Over some wide watered shore, Swinging slow with solemn roar; Or, if the air will not permit, Some still removed place will fit, Where glowing embers through the room Far from all resort of mirth, Teach light to counterfeit a gloom ; Save the cricket on the hearth,
Página 158 - They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms ? That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof ; that opened not the house
Página 428 - we are true men, thy servants are no spies. And he said unto them, Nay, but to see the nakedness of the land ye are come. And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land ot Canaan ; and behold, the youngest is this day with our father ; and one
Página 196 - He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description ; and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possession It gives him, indeed, a kind of property in every
Página 29 - awful obscurity. We may see this fully exemplified in the following noble passage of the book of Job. " In thoughts from the visions of the night, " when deep sleep falleth upon men, fear came upon me, and trembling,
Página 409 - of the Lord is risen upon thee : for lo ! darkness shall cover the earth,—and gross darkness the people. But the Lord shall rise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee, and the Gentiles shall come to thy
Página 158 - the fall of the Assyrian empire : ' Thou shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, how hath the oppressor ceased ! the golden city ceased ! The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He
Página 416 - he shall perish for ever. He shall fly away as a •dream, and shall not be found ; yea, he shall be chased away, as a vision of the night. The eye also which saw him, shall see him no more ; they which have seen him shall say, where is he?—He shall
Página 428 - and they answered, From the land of Canaan we come to buy food. And Joseph said, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land are ye come. And they said unto him, Nay, my lord, but to buy food are thy servants come ; we are all one man's
Página 119 - but else, so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospects, and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.' Every thing in this sentence conspires to promote the harmony. The words are happily chosen ; full of

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