A theoretical and practical grammar of the French tongue

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W.E. Dean, 1846 - 446 páginas
 

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Página 514 - The business of a poet," said Imlac, "is to examine, not the individual, but the species ; to remark general properties and large appearances ; he does not number the streaks of the tulip, or describe the different shades in the verdure of the forest.
Página 513 - ... knowledge is an acquisition gradually attained, and poetry is a gift conferred at once : or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit, by consent, which it received by accident at first ; or whether, as the province of poetry is to describe nature and passion...
Página 513 - I was desirous to add my name to this illustrious fraternity. I read all the poets of Persia and Arabia, and was able to repeat by memory the volumes that are suspended in the mosque of Mecca.
Página 513 - ... the province of poetry is to describe nature and passion, which are always the same, the first writers took possession of the most striking objects for description and the most probable occurrences for fiction, and left nothing to those that followed them but transcription of the same events and new combinations of the same images.
Página 2 - The consonants are, 6, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x, z, and w and y beginning a word or syllable.
Página 545 - Latin Construing ; Or, Easy and Progressive Lessons from Classical Authors, with Rules for Translating Latin into English ; designed to teach the Analysis of simple and compound sentences, and the method of construing Phscdrus, Nepos, and the higher Classics, without the help of an English translation.
Página 514 - ... scenes, and of gratifying his reader with remote allusions and unexpected instruction. All the appearances of nature I was therefore careful to study, and every country which I have surveyed has contributed something to my poetical powers. In so wide a survey, said the prince, you must surely have left much unobserved.
Página 514 - To a poet nothing can be useless. Whatever is beautiful, and whatever is dreadful, must be familiar to his imagination : he must be conversant with all that is awfully vast or elegantly little.
Página 516 - Tis more to guide, than spur the Muse's steed; Restrain his fury, than provoke his speed: The winged courser, like a gen'rous horse, Shows most true mettle when you check his course.

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