The Psychology of Beauty

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1905 - 286 էջ

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Էջ 232 - Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative ; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions.
Էջ 254 - Spirit overhead will look humanely malign, and cast an oblique light on them, followed by volleys of silvery laughter.
Էջ 233 - ... to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight stirred up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated. Nor is Nature wanting in her own effects to make good his assertion: for so in physic things of melancholic hue and quality are used against melancholy, sour against sour, salt to remove salt humours.
Էջ 63 - And up and down, and in and out, He turned; but still the pigtail stout Hung steadily behind him. And though his efforts never slack, And though he twist, and...
Էջ 226 - NEVER the time and the place And the loved one all together ! This path— how soft to pace ! This May — what magic weather ! Where is the loved one's face? In a dream that loved one's face meets mine, But the house is narrow, the place is bleak Where, outside, rain and wind combine With a furtive ear, if I strive to speak, With a hostile eye at my flushing...
Էջ 254 - Men's future upon earth does not attract it; their honesty and shapeliness in the present does; and whenever they wax out of proportion, overblown, affected, pretentious, bombastical, hypocritical, pedantic, fantastically delicate; whenever it sees them selfdeceived or hoodwinked, given to run riot in idolatries, drifting into vanities, congregating in absurdities, planning shortsightedly, plotting dementedly...
Էջ 212 - The one word for the one thing, the one thought, amid the multitude of words, terms, that might just do: the problem of style was there!— the unique word, phrase, sentence, paragraph, essay, or song, absolutely proper to the single mental presentation or vision within.
Էջ 61 - MY HEART aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk...
Էջ 211 - All the laws of good writing aim at a similar unity or identity of the mind in all the processes by which the word . is associated to its import. The term is right, and has its essential beauty, when it becomes, in a manner, what it signifies, as with the names of simple sensations.
Էջ 233 - TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems ; therefore said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions, that is, to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated.

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