The Principles of Rhetoric and Their Application

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Harper & brothers, 1891 - English language - 307 pages

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Page 179 - In spring-time from the cuckoo-bird, Breaking the silence of the seas Among the farthest Hebrides ; ' it is Keats, with his " ' Moving waters at their priestlike task Of cold ablution round Earth's human shores; ' it is Chateaubriand, with his ' cîme indéterminée des forêts ; ' it is Senancour, with his mountain birch-tree: ' Cette ¿coree blanche, lisse et
Page 91 - I fear thee, ancient mariner! I fear thy skinny hand ! And thou art long, and lank, and brown, As is the ribbed sea-sand." * " A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, with small airs and small notions about as applicable to the business of life as a pair of tweezers to the clearing of a forest.
Page 82 - The long light shakes across the lakes And the wild cataract leaps in glory." 1 " Up from my cabin, My sea-gown scarf d about me, in the dark Groped I to find out them: had my desire ; Finger'd their packet ; and, in fine, withdrew To mine own room again ; making so bold, My fears forgetting manners, to unseal Their grand commission.
Page 209 - Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George the Third — may profit by their example." Had he not been interrupted by cries of " Treason," Henry might possibly have brought out still more plainly the argument implied in the words after the dash. Aristotle
Page 134 - It is the spirit of the English Constitution, which, infused through the mighty mass, pervades, feeds, unites, invigorates, vivifies, every part of the empire, even down to the minutest member. ' ' 4 " Events which short-sighted politicians ascribed to earthly causes had been ordained on his
Page 130 - his mind, And to party gave up what was meant for mankind." 1 Burke makes frequent and effective use of Antithesis. For example : — " A great empire and little minds go ill together. . . . Our ancestors
Page 89 - on his crest Sat Horror plum'd." 7 " The pretension is not to drive Reason from the helm, but rather to bind her by articles to steer in a particular way." 8 " Armour rusting in his halls On the blood of Clifford calls; 'Quell the Scot! ' exclaims the Lance — Bear me to the heart of France, Is the
Page 99 - thud, buzz, hubbub, murmur, hiss, rattle, boom; names taken from sounds: cuckoo, whip-poor-will, bumble-bee, humming-bird, crag; words so arranged that the sound expresses the meaning: — "... On a sudden open fly With impetuous recoil and jarring sound Th' infernal doors, and on their hinges grate harsh thunder." *
Page 61 - We are at peace with all the world, and seek to maintain our cherished relations of amity with the rest of mankind." 4 " The first project was to shorten discourse by cutting polysyllables into one." 6 " I solemnly declare that I have not wilfully committed the leas'* mistake."*
Page 264 - (d) Circumstances (which with some gentlemen pass for nothing) give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing color and discriminating effect. (d) If it is true, as this new teacher says, that the artist is the product of his time, it is evident (they will infer) that no modern artist can become like the product of another time.

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