The Academy, Volume 8

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J. Murray, 1875 - English literature

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Page 169 - And oh, for a seer to discern the same!" Sighed the South to the North! "For a poet's tongue of baptismal flame, To call the tree or the flower by its name!
Page 76 - The original suggestion may be, and generally is, sudden and unprepared - 'inspired', as we say; but the alert intellect recognizes its truth, seizes on it, regulates it. Without nice calculation no proportion could be preserved; we should have a work of fitful impulse, not a work of enduring art. Kean vigilantly and patiently rehearsed every detail, trying the tones until his ear was satisfied...
Page 106 - The woords of the three weird sisters also (of whom before ye have heard) greatlie incouraged him hereunto, but speciallie his wife lay sore upon him to attempt the thing, as she that was verie ambitious, burning in unquenchable desire to beare the name of a queene.
Page 145 - SCIENTIFIC inquirers give the name of Empirical Laws to those uniformities which observation or experiment has shown to exist, but on which they hesitate to rely in cases varying much from those which have been actually observed, for want of seeing any reason wTiy such a law should exist.
Page 105 - ... of the Renaissance Popes, but a sympathy with life everywhere, even in its weakest and most frail manifestations. Sympathy, appreciation, a sense of the latent claims in things which even ordinary good men pass rudely by — these on the whole are the characteristic traits of its artists, though it may be still true that "aesthetic propriety, rather than strict conceptions of duty ruled the conduct even of the best"; and at least they never "destroyed pity in their souls.
Page 210 - They hate Yankees per se, and don't bother their brains about the past, present, or future. As long as they have good horses, plenty of forage, and an open country, they are happy. This is a larger class than most men suppose, and they are the most dangerous set of men that this war has turned loose upon the world.
Page 225 - Railways add enormously to the national wealth. More than twenty-five years ago it was proved to the satisfaction of a committee of the House of Commons, from facts and figures which I then adduced, that the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, of which I was the engineer, and which then formed the principal railway connection...
Page 107 - And women's breasts inspire. The gods that saw the good That mortals did approve, With kind and holy mood, Began to talk of love. " Down a down, Thus Phyllis sung By fancy once distressed, &c.
Page 85 - RELIGION AND SCIENCE. A Series of Sunday Lectures on the Relation of Natural and Revealed Religion, or the Truths revealed in Nature and Scripture. By JOSEPH LE CONTE, LL.
Page 146 - ... though the satisfaction of these passions gives us enjoyment, yet the prospect of this enjoyment is not the cause of the passion, but, on the contrary, the passion is antecedent to the enjoyment, and without the former, the latter could never possibly exist...

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