Amenities of Literature: Consisting of Sketches and Characters of English Literature, Volume 2

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W. Veazie, 1864
 

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Página 197 - But if the first heir of my invention prove deformed, I shall be sorry it had so noble a god-father, and never after ear so barren a land, for fear it yield me still so bad a harvest.
Página 160 - ... very defectious in the circumstances, which grieveth me, because it might not remain as an exact model of all tragedies. For it is faulty both in place and time, the two necessary companions of all corporal actions.
Página 146 - I meane glory in my generall intention, but in my particular I conceive the most excellent and glorious person of our soveraine the Queene, and her kingdome in Faery land.
Página 178 - He would have made a great epic poet, if indeed he has not abundantly shown himself to be one ; for his Homer is not so properly a translation as the stories of Achilles and Ulysses rewritten. The earnestness and passion...
Página 202 - O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide Than public means which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand.
Página 12 - ... as well for the recreation of our loving subjects as for our solace and pleasure when we shall think good to see them, during our pleasure.
Página 204 - We have but collected them, and done an office to the dead, to procure his orphans guardians; without ambition either of self-profit or fame; only to keep the memory of so worthy a friend and fellow alive as was our Shakespeare, by humble offer of his plays to your most noble patronage.
Página 294 - ... we verily believed the west end of the church would have fallen upon us. Our rods would not move at all ; the candles and torches, also, but one were extinguished, or burned very dimly.
Página 396 - I must be understood all along to mean, not a democracy, or any form of government, but any independent community which the Latins signified by the word civitas, to which the word which best answers in our language is commonwealth...
Página 97 - That though he had lately said he never met with " an English book whose writer deserved the name of an " author; yet there now appeared a wonder to them, and " it would be so to his Holiness, if it were in Latin ; for a " poor obscure English priest...

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