Universal History: From the Creation of the World to the Decease of George III., 1820, Zväzok 2

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Strana 322 - Nam nos in nostra urbe peregrinantis errantisque tamquam hospites tui libri quasi domum deduxerunt, ut possemus aliquando qui et ubi essemus agnoscere. Tu aetatem patriae, tu descriptiones temporum, tu sacrorum iura, tu sacerdotum, tu domesticam, tu bellicam disciplinam, tu sedem regionum locorum, tu omnium divinarum humanarumque rerum nomina, genera, officia, causas aperuisti...
Strana 78 - Tutor of Athens ! he, in every street, Dealt priceless treasure : goodness his delight, Wisdom his wealth, and glory his reward. Deep through the human heart, with playful art, His simple question stole ; as into truth, And serious deeds, he smiled the laughing race ; Taught moral happy life, whate'er can bless Or grace mankind ; and what he taught he was.
Strana 13 - Doric was probably the first regular order among the Greeks. It has a masculine grandeur, and a superior air of strength to both the others. It is, therefore, the best adapted to works where magnitude and sublimity are the principal objects. Some of the most ancient temples of Greece were of this order, particularly that of Theseus at Athens, built ten years after the battle of Marathon, that is, 481 years before the Christian era; a fabric which has stood 2260 years, and is at this day almost entire.
Strana 300 - ... with Antony the favour of the people. The rivals soon perceived that it was their wisest plan to unite their interests ; and they admitted Lepidus into their association, whose power, as governor of Gaul, and immense riches, gave him a title to a share of authority. Thus was formed the second Triumvirate, the effects of whose union were beyond measure dreadful to the republic. The Triumviri divided among themselves the provinces, and cemented their union by a deliberate sacrifice made by each...
Strana 41 - Men seemed to have thought, that the higher they soared, the more important they should appear ; and that the common life which they then lived, was a thing too contemptible to merit imitation. Hence it followed, that it was not till this common life was rendered respectable by more refined and polished manners, that men thought it might be copied, so as to gain them applause. Even in Greece itself, tragedy had attained its maturity many years before comedy,h as may be seen by comparing the age of...
Strana 17 - ... not possible to frame a fourth, but by combining the former. 5. The Gothic architecture offers no contradiction to these observations. The effect which it produces cannot be altogether accounted for from the rules of symmetry or harmony in the proportions between the several parts; but depends on a certain idea of vastness, gloominess, and solemnity, which are powerful ingredients in the sublime.
Strana 117 - Begone to thy lover," says he, " and carry him that degenerate passion which makes thee prefer a dead enemy to the glory of thy country.
Strana 15 - First unadorned, And nobly plain, the manly Doric rose ; The Ionic then, with decent matron grace, Her airy pillar heaved ; luxuriant last, The rich Corinthian spread her wanton wreath.
Strana 14 - ... all these have a propriety in this order of architecture, which is quite agreeable to its character. Of this order were constructed some of the noblest of the Greek temples ; particularly the temple of Apollo at Miletus, that of the Delphic oracle, and the superb temple of Diana at Ephesus, classed among the wonders of the world. The last of the Grecian orders of architecture is the Corinthian. It marks a period of luxury and magnificence, when pomp and splendor had become the predominant passion,...
Strana 89 - ... the ancients, and the actual, though very imperfect, development of it in several modern writers, especially Akenside, warrants our hesitation to assign to Lord Kames the title of inventor, which is wrested, by a rather nice distinction, from Aristotle. In the " Treatise of Rhetoric," Aristotle gave an elaborate analysis of the passions, and of the sources of pain and pleasure, expressly with a view to instruct writers and speakers how to interest those passions. If this was not actually deducing,...

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