Essays: Moral, Political and Aesthetic

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D. Appleton,, 1865 - Political science - 386 pages
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Page 21 - The effect of giving priority to the complement of the predicate, as well as the predicate itself, is finely displayed in the opening of " Hyperion " : " Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy
Page 20 - the bark's mast in the gale When rent are rigging, shrouds, and sail, It wavered 'mid the foes." Pursuing the principle yet further, it is obvious that for producing the greatest efiect, not only should the main divisions of a sentence observe this
Page 34 - troubled noise of the ocean when roll the waves on high ; as the last peal of the thunder of heaven ; such is noise of the battle." Except in the position of the verb in the first two
Page 9 - is doubtless true. Thus, too, is it with grammar. ' As Dr. Latham, condemning the usual school-drill in Lindley Murray, rightly remarks :—" Gross vulgarity is a fault to be prevented ; but the proper prevention is to be got from habit—not rules." Similarly, there can be little question that good composition is far less dependent upon
Page 179 - No person concerned in the management of any duties or taxes created since 1692, except the commissioners of the treasury, nor any of the officers following (viz., commissioners of prizes, transports, sick and wounded, wine licenses, navy, and victualling ; 8* secretaries and receivers of prizes ; comptrollers of the army accounts ; agents of regiments ; governors of plantations, and
Page 20 - theory. Similarly with respect to the conditions under which any fact is predicated. Observe in the following example the effect of putting them last : How immense would be the stimulus to progress, were the honour now given to wealth and title given exclusively to high achievements and intrinsic worth ! And then observe the superior
Page 47 - effect. And while his work presents to the reader that variety needful. to prevent continuous exertion of the same faculties, it will also answer to the description of all highly-organized products, both of man and of nature : it will be, not a series of like parts simply placed in juxtaposition, but one whole made up of unlike parts that are mutually dependent. II

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