Old Paris: Its Court and Literary Salons (Google eBook)

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Holt, 1880 - France - 545 pages
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Page 340 - Las d'espérer et de me plaindre Des muses, des grands, et du sort, C'est ici que j'attends la mort, Sans la désirer ni la craindre.
Page 509 - Je n'ai que trop chanté les jeux et les amours; Sur un ton plus sublime il faut me faire entendre : Je vous dis adieu , Muse tendre, Je vous dis adieu pour toujours ! etc.
Page 4 - N'a c'y de moi que la moitié: Une part te reste , elle est tienne ; Je la fie à ton amitié Pour que de l'autre il te souvienne.
Page 554 - PP- 8vo. $2.50, net. A critical, philosophical, and historical account of German literature that is "destined to be a standard work for both professional and general uses
Page 547 - Edited by EDWARD T. MASON. 275 pp. 6oc. Burke : Selections. Edited by BLISS PERRY, sometime Professor in Princeton. xxvi+2g8 pp. 6oc. Contents : Speeches at Arrival at Bristol, at Conclusion of the Poll ; Letters to the Marquis of Rockingham, to the Sheriffs of Bristol, and to a Noble Lord ; Address to the King ; Selections from the Sublime and the Beautiful, from Thoughts on the Present Discontents, from Speech on the Nabob of Arcot's Debts, from Impeachment of Hastings (2), from Reflections on...
Page 553 - The whole game of playing at revolution is pictured with such nearness and intimacy of view that the wildest things happen as though they were every-day occurrences. . . . Two triumphs of picturesque description — the overthrow and escape of the President, and the night attack on the bank. The charmingly wicked Christina is equal to anything that Mr. Hope has done, with the possible exception of the always piquant Dolly."— Life.
Page 552 - ... departures from the orthodox estimates are the result of the new view-point. They are often a distinct addition to our knowledge. . . . To the study of German literature in its organic relation to society this book is the best contribution in English that has yet been published.
Page 465 - ... quand on ne l'aurait vue qu'une fois. Elle rassemblait tout, et les contraires ne s'y combattaient point. Elle avait de la gravité et de la galanterie, du...
Page 552 - It is neither a dry summary nor a wearisome attempt to include every possible fact. ... It puts the reader in centre of the vital movements of the time. . . . One often feels as if the authors treated addressed themselves personally to him; the discourse coming not through bygone dead books, but rather through living men.
Page 554 - The range of vision is comprehensive, but the details are not obscured. The splendid panorama of German literature is spread out before us from the first outburst of heroic song in the dim days of the migrations, down to the latest disquieting productions of the Berlin school. We owe a debt of gratitude to the author who has led us to a commanding height and pointed out to us the kingdoms of the spirit which the genius of Germany has conquered. The frequent departures from the orthodox estimates...

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