Reflections Upon Accuracy of Style: In Five Dialogues ...

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John Hawkins, 1738 - 246 pagina's

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Pagina 43 - ... broken by the hammer of Sacred Writ. Finding me in fo good a temper, he left me to God and my felf, for the perfecting of that work he had fo hopefully and fuccefsfully begun. I began to confider what I was, only a ftatue of duft kneaded with tears, and mov'd by the hid engines of reftlefs paffions ; a clod of earth, which the fhorteft Fever can burn to afhes, and the leaft...
Pagina 209 - ... Yet you are not to omit observing, that the very Jupiter you speak of, join'da smiling countenance with his rugged head. From whence I may infer ... that a true reasonable writer, must not have a frowning look, and that if he must not be gimp, yet he must not be horrid. 208. But the ornaments must be manly, not effeminate; and let the colour be from the blood, not from paint. I wou'd not therefore have the finical, gimp Authors, think I am an enemy to the graces and beauties of Style : I do not...
Pagina 171 - But faggotted his notions as they fell, > And if they rhym'd and rattl'd all was well.
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Pagina 35 - ... too, that as the vanity of dressing puts several upon expences too great for their condition, so the vanity of metaphorizing did not put several upon a greater stretch of thoughts than their wit will bear. (Also 111.) prevent. [OED 13.b. —1718.] 34. For though one may be prejudiced as much against, as in favour of an Author, yet, methinks, it is far more natural, to be prevented in favour of one who has the commendation of a surprizing novelty. revolt. [OED vb. 6. 1751—.] 176-7. When terms...
Pagina 85 - ... 1733, from the Strafford Papers. But it is the current fondness for Gallicisms that provokes Constable. He points put in Reflections upon Accuracy of Style, in tones that remind one of sixteenth century linguistic purists, that "now French expressions and words are so thrown in without any measure, that if you know not this, you will be much puzzled to read books that pretend to be in your mother-tongue " (p. 84). In The Conversation of Gentlemen he is more specific. Critomachus comments upon...
Pagina 107 - ... must beware lest we make a trade of sport, and never to play for more than we may lose with content, and without the prejudice of ourselves or others. OF THE TEMPER OF AFFECTIONS. EVERY man is a vast and spacious sea. His passions are the winds that swell him into disturbant waves. How he tumbles and roars and foams, when they in their fury trouble him ! Sometimes the west of pleasure, fanning in luxurious gales ; sometimes the madid south, sorrowful and full of tears ; sometimes the sharp east,...

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