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Page 306 - Homer makes us hearers, and Virgil leaves us readers. If in the next place we take a view of the sentiments, the same presiding faculty is eminent in the sublimity and spirit of his thoughts. Longinus has given his opinion, that it was in this part Homer principally excelled.
Page 196 - Ye gods, annihilate but space and time, And make two lovers happy!
Page 296 - I know an eminent cook, who beautified his country seat with a coronation dinner in greens ; where you see the champion flourishing on horseback at one end of the table, and the queen in perpetual youth at the other.
Page 325 - ... to consider him attentively in comparison with Virgil above all the ancients, and with Milton above all the moderns.
Page 300 - If some things are too luxuriant it is owing to the richness of the soil; and if others are not arrived to perfection or maturity, it is only because they are overrun and oppressed by those of a stronger nature.
Page 343 - Prose from verse they did not know, and they accordingly printed one for the other throughout the volume.
Page 304 - Every one has something so singularly his own, that no painter could have distinguished them more by their features, than the poet has by their manners.
Page 305 - Idomeneus a plain, direct soldier ; in Sarpedon, a gallant and generous one. Nor is this judicious and...