A Short Course in Literature, English and American (Google eBook)

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Eldredge & Bro., 1873 - American literature - 323 pages
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Page 159 - Life ! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather ; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear : Then steal away, give little warning, Choose thine own time ; Say not ' Good night ' but in some brighter clime Bid me
Page 83 - An apology for the true Christian divinity as the same is held forth and preached by the people called in scorn Quakers...
Page 93 - Scriblerus was to have ridiculed all the false tastes in learning, under the character of a man of capacity enough ; that had dipped into every art and science, but injudiciously in each.
Page 203 - More Worlds than One. The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.
Page 96 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 162 - Wordsworth, on the other hand, was to propose to himself, as his object, to give the charm of novelty to things of every day, and to excite a feeling analogous to the supernatural, by awakening the mind's attention from the lethargy of custom, and directing it to the loveliness and the wonders of the world before us...
Page 65 - He resumed his retired and studious life, " with no small delight, cheerfully leaving," as he says, " the event of public affairs first to God, and then to those to whom the people had committed that task.
Page 175 - He was appointed to the chair of Moral Philosophy in the University of St. Andrew's, and afterwards to that of Theology in the University of Edinburgh.
Page 126 - Miss Burney did for the English novel what Jeremy Collier did for the English drama ; and she did it in a better way. She first showed that a tale might be written in which both the fashionable and the vulgar life of London might be exhibited with great force, and with broad comic humour, and which yet should not contain a single line inconsistent with rigid morality, or even with virgin delicacy.
Page 136 - The first was a Harmony of the Four Gospels, in which the natural order of each is preserved, with a paraphrase and notes.

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