The Olynthiacs of Demosthenes

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Page 172 - Student's Manual of Modern History ; the Rise and Progress of the principal European Nations, Political History, and Changes in their Social Condition ; with a History of the Colonies founded by Europeans, and general Progress of Civilization. By Dr.
Page 29 - For instance, when Mr. Carlyle, rebuking the Byronic vein, says that ' strength does not manifest itself in spasms, but in stout bearing of burdens ;' the metaphor proves nothing, it is no argument, only an allusion to an argument ; in no other way, however, could so much of argument be so completely suggested in
Page 26 - disdain, anger, boldness, freedom, involved in a continued stream of argument. And, of all human productions', the orations of Demosthenes present to us the models which approach the nearest to perfection.
Page 31 - Thus reflecting, he reached the top of a swelling green hill, and saw the splendid vision of Loch Tay lying beneath him, an immense plate of polished silver, its dark heathy mountains and leafless thickets of oak serving as an arabesque frame to a magnificent mirror.
Page 122 - chairman of the board,) to conduct the business of the assembly, while they stood to shout and applaud his speeches. The general, who held a judicial court to decide disputes about the propertytax, and who in matters of state ought to be independent, was subservient to the orator, who defended him in the popular assembly.
Page 37 - pitch of emotion, the speaker should, in quitting his audience, leave an impression of dignity, which cannot be maintained without composure. The same chastened sense of beauty which forbade a statue to speak the language of the passions, required that both the whole oration, and each
Page 22 - At the head of all the mighty masters of speech, the adoration of ages has consecrated his place ; and the loss of the noble instrument with which he forged and launched his thunders is sure to maintain it unapproachable for ever."*
Page 171 - 6d. New Cratylus : Contributions towards a more accurate knowledge of the Greek Language. By JOHN W. DONALDSON, DD,
Page 25 - simplicity, in the whole of which, we will venture to say, not one single ornament (for its own sake) is to be found ; in which there are no splendid patches ; where a vulgar appetite for tropes, figures, and metaphors (no matter how introduced) must remain unsatisfied ; where, though the composition is so highly wrought, that
Page 27 - figures are too striking and palpable; the divisions of his discourse are drawn chiefly from the rules of the schools; and his wit disdains not always the artifice even of a pun,

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