Social England: A Record of the Progress of the People in Religion, Laws, Learning, Arts, Industry, Commerce, Science, Literature and Manners, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, Volumen5

Henry Duff Traill, James Saumarez Mann
Cassell, 1899

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Página 68 - Thy mighty scholiast, whose unwearied pains Made Horace dull, and humbled Milton's strains. Turn what they will to verse, their toil is vain, Critics like me shall make it prose again.
Página 61 - I know several learned men (or that usually pass for such, under the name of critics) have not esteemed them genuine, and Politian, with some others, have attributed them to Lucian: but I think he must have little skill in painting, that cannot find out this to be an original; such diversity of passions, upon such variety of actions and passages of life and government, such freedom of thought, such boldness of expression, such bounty to his friends, such scorn of his enemies, such honour of learned...
Página 579 - In the one, the incidents and agents were to be, in part at least, supernatural ; and the excellence aimed at, was to consist in the interesting of the affections by the dramatic truth of such emotions, as would naturally accompany such situations, supposing them real.
Página 141 - ... them look very light: the robings and facings were little green banks with all sorts of weeds, and the sleeves and the rest of the gown loose twining branches of the same sort as those on the petticoat: many of the leaves were finished with gold, and part of the stumps of the trees looked like the gilding of the sun.
Página 150 - The floors of plaster, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and Garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies...
Página 459 - is the little farmer to be found who will cover his whole farm with marl at the rate of 100 or 150 tons per acre ? who will drain all his land at the expense of 2/. or 3/. an acre ? who will pay a heavy price for the manure of towns, and convey it. 30 miles by land carriage ? who will float his meadows at the expense of 51.
Página 57 - Charondas ; and thence to all the Roman edicts and tables, with -their Justinian; and so down to the Saxon and common laws of England and the Statutes.
Página 275 - I say so (continued he) for the connoisseurs and I are at war, you know ; and because I hate them, they think I hate Titian — and let them ! Of Dr. Johnson, when my father and he were talking about him one day, 'That man...
Página 60 - Epistles, both living near the same time, which was that of Cyrus and Pythagoras. As the first has been agreed by all ages since for the greatest master in his kind, and all others of that sort have been but imitations of his original ; so I think the Epistles of Phalaris to have more grace, more spirit, more force of wit and genius, than any others I have ever seen, either ancient or modern.
Página 215 - ... enters, and where fresh air only comes when forced Your light for day and night is a small candle, which is often stuck at the side of your platter at meals, for want of a better convenience; your victuals are salt, and often bad; and, if you vary the mode of dressing them, you must cook yourself. I would recommend you always to have tea and sugar, the rest you must trust to, for you'll scarce find room for any more than your chest and hammock, and the latter at times you must carry upon deck...

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