Essays on rhetoric: abridged chiefly from dr. Blair's lectures on that science

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J. Murray, 1784 - 384

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Strona 203 - I had hope to spend, Quiet though sad, the respite of that day That must be mortal to us both. O flowers That never will in other climate grow...
Strona 39 - Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself...
Strona 164 - But God be thanked, his pride is greater than his ignorance, and what he wants in knowledge, he supplies by sufficiency. When he has looked about him as far as he can, he concludes there, is no more to be seen; when he is at the end of his line, he is at the bottom of the ocean; when he has shot his best, he is sure, none ever did nor ever can shoot better or beyond it. His own reason is the certain measure of truth, his own knowledge, of what is possible in nature...
Strona 38 - He made darkness His secret place: His pavilion round about Him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Strona 159 - Olympus ) fcattering the lightnings, and firing the Heavens ; Virgil, like the fame power in his benevolence, counfelling with the Gods, laying plans for empires, and regularly ordering his whole Creation...
Strona 45 - Looks through the horizontal misty air Shorn of his beams, or from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds On half the nations, and with fear of change Perplexes monarchs.
Strona 27 - Hence the grandeur of earthquakes and burning mountains ; of great conflagrations ; of the stormy ocean and overflowing waters ; of tempests of wind ; of thunder and lightning; and of all the uncommon violence of the elements: nothing is more sublime than mighty power and strength.
Strona 41 - Through all their summits tremble Ida's woods, And from their sources boil her hundred floods. Troy's turrets totter on the rocking plain, And the toss'd navies beat the heaving main.
Strona 222 - What shall we say, then, when a woman, guilty of homicide, a mother, of the murder of her innocent child, hath comprised all those misdeeds in one single crime; a crime in its own nature detestable; in a woman prodigious; in a mother incredible; and perpetrated against one whose age called for compassion; whose near relation claimed affection; and whose innocence deserved the highest favor ?
Strona 265 - ... and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows than another does in the possession. It gives him, indeed, a kind of property in every thing he sees, and makes the most rude uncultivated parts of nature administer to his pleasures: so that he looks upon the world, as it were, in another light, and discovers in it a multitude of charms that conceal themselves from the generality of mankind.

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