Critical Studies and Fragments

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Duckworth and Company, 1905 - 362 pagina's

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Pagina 286 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the creator into a few forms or into one; and that, while this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
Pagina 208 - I have always observed that the visitors to the abbey remained longest about them. A kinder and fonder feeling takes the place of that cold curiosity or vague admiration with which they gaze on the splendid monuments of the great and the heroic. They linger about these as about the tombs of friends and companions; for indeed there is something of companionship between the author and the reader.
Pagina 335 - TREATISE excellent and compendious, shewing and declaring, in maner of Tragedye, the falles of sondry most notable Princes and Princesses with other Nobles, through ye mutabilitie and change of unstedfast Fortune, together with their most detestable and wicked vices.
Pagina 279 - L'unité de croyance, c'est-à-dire le fanatisme, ne renaîtrait dans le monde qu'avec l'ignorance et la crédulité des anciens jours. Mieux vaut un peuple immoral qu'un peuple fanatique ; car les masses immorales ne sont pas gênantes, tandis que les masses fanatiques abêtissent le monde, , et un monde condamné à la bêtise n'a plus de raison pour que je m'y intéresse; j'aime autant le voir mourir. Supposons les orangers atteints d'une maladie dont on ne puisse les guérir qu'en les empêchant...
Pagina 78 - It ought, in my opinion, to be indispensably observed, that the masses of light in a picture be always of a warm mellow colour, yellow, red, or a yellowish- white ; and that the blue, the grey, or the green colours be kept almost entirely out of these masses, and be used only to support and set off these warm colours ; and for this purpose, a small proportion of cold colours will be sufficient.
Pagina 83 - Even such is Time, which takes in trust Our youth, our joys, and all we have, And pays us but with age and dust ; Who in the dark and silent grave, When we have wandered all our ways, Shuts up the story of our days : And from which earth, and grave, and dust, The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
Pagina 201 - Master great sums in my hands, which, not applicable to any present use, must either lye dead in the Bk, or be employ'd by me. I lend this to the Government in 1761. A peace is thought certain. I am not in the least consulted, but my very bad opinion of Mr Pitt makes me think it will not be concluded : I sell out, & gain greatly. In 1762, I lend again; a peace comes, in which again I am not consulted, & I again gain greatly.
Pagina 79 - ... green colours be kept almost entirely out of these masses, and be used only to support and set off these warm colours; and for this purpose, a small proportion of cold colours will be sufficient. Let this conduct be reversed; let the light be cold, and the surrounding colours warm, as we often see in the works of the Roman and Florentine painters, and it will be out of the power of art, even in the hands of Rubens or Titian, to make a picture splendid and harmonious.
Pagina 345 - Chesterfield was a friend to his undertaking ; and, in consequence of that intelligence, he published, in 1747, the Plan of a Dictionary of the English' Language, addressed to the right honourable Philip Dormer, earl of Chesterfield, one of his majesty's principal secretaries of state.
Pagina 280 - La science restera toujours la satisfaction du plus haut désir de notre nature : la curiosité ; elle fournira toujours à l'homme le seul moyen qu'il ait pour améliorer son sort.

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