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" ... the splendour of the spectacle, — by the powerful influence of sympathy. A critic who could have asked for authorities in the midst of such a scene must have been of a cold and sceptical nature; and few such critics were there. As was the historian,... "
A selection from the Histories of Herodotus, with a literal interlinear ... - Page ix
by Herodotus - 1830 - 96 pages
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review ...

Maurice Cross - 1835
...authorities in the midst of such a scene, must have been of a cold and sceptical nature ; and ft 1 ' such critics were there. As was the historian, such...auditors,— inquisitive, credulous, easily moved by rcligiousawe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were the very men to hear with delight of strange beasts,...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1843
...could have asked for authorities in the midst of such a scene, must have been of a cold and skeptical nature; and few such critics were there. As was the historian, such were the auditors—inquisitive, credulous, easily moved by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

English essays - 1852
...Grecian name, from the wildest mountains of Doris and the remotest colonies of Italy and Lybia — was to witness his triumph. The interest of the narrative...such were the auditors — inquisitive, credulous, jeasily moved by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were the very men to hear with delight...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays, Volumes 1-2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1860 - 1102 pages
...generation of Croesus and Solon was to the Greeks of the time of Herodotus. Babylon was to them what Pekin was to the French academicians of the last century....by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were tho very men to hear with delight of strange beasts, and birds, and trees, — of dwarfs, and giants,...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Criminal law - 1875
...in itself not improbable, it was composed, not to be read, but to be heard. It was not to the alow circulation of a few copies, which the rich only could...moved by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They Avere the very men to hear with delight of strange beasts, and birds, and trees, — of dwarfs, and...
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Miscellaneous Works of Lord Macaulay: Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1880
...narrative and the beauty of the style were aided by the imposing effect of recitation, by the splendor of the spectacle, by the powerful influence of sympathy....auditors — inquisitive, credulous, easily moved by religions awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were the very men to hear with delight of strange beasts,...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1880 - 842 pages
...could have asked for authorities in the midst of such a scene must have been of a cold and skeptical nature; and few such critics were there. As was the historian, such were the auditors,—inquisitive, credulous, easily moved by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1880 - 844 pages
...could have asked for authorities in the midst of such a scene must have been of a cold and skeptical nature; and few such critics were there. As was the historian, such were the auditors,—inquisitive, credulous, easily moved by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm. They were...
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The Quarterly Journal of Speech Education: The Official Organ of ..., Volume 9

Elocution - 1923
...midst of such a scene, must have been of a cold and skeptical nature; and few such critics there were. As was the historian, such were the auditors — inquisitive,...easily moved by religious awe or patriotic enthusiasm." Herodotus writes largely in direct discourse. In his history, as in the Iliad and Odyssey, the author...
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