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The Method and Practice of Exposition: A Text-Book for Advanced Students in ...
Thomas E. Rankin
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American analysis appear artist attempts beauty become begin chapter character clear common composition concrete consider course criticism defined definition direct effect elements employed English example experience exposition expression fact feeling force function give ground hand human idea illustrate imagination impressions individual interesting interpretation kind knowledge language less light literature live logical manner material matter means method mind nature never object observation outline perfect perhaps picture play poetry politics possible practical present principles qualities question reader reason relation result scientific selection sense sentence sort spirit statement story student style suggest summary things thought tion true truth turn understand universal whole writing
Página 33 - That man, I think, has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his body is the ready servant of his will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of; whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength, and in smooth working order; ready, like a steam engine, to be turned to any kind of work, and spin the gossamers as well as forge the anchors of the mind...
Página 44 - Binds it, and makes all error : and, to KNOW, Rather consists in opening out a way Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape, Than in effecting entry for a light Supposed to be without.
Página 37 - That time of year thou may'st in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou seest the twilight of such day, As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by and by black night doth take away, Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.
Página 54 - The book of talk is printed only because its author cannot speak to thousands of people at once; if he could he would, — the volume is mere multiplication of his voice. You cannot talk to your friend in India; if you could, you would. You write instead; that is mere conveyance of voice. But a book is written, not to multiply the voice merely, not to carry it merely, but to perpetuate it.
Página 180 - With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch. What we have to do is to be for ever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions, never acquiescing in a facile orthodoxy of Comte, or of Hegel, or of our own. Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what...
Página 178 - ... impressions, unstable, flickering, inconsistent, which burn and are extinguished with our consciousness of them, it contracts still further: the whole scope of observation is dwarfed into the narrow chamber of the individual mind.
Página 151 - Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches to-day to save nine to-morrow. As for work, we haven't any of any consequence. We have the Saint Vitus' dance, and cannot possibly keep our heads still.
Página 224 - It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures.