Critical Essays: I. Observations on the Sublime, of Longiunus. II. The Influence of Government on the Mental Faculties. III. Essay on the Fourth Book; IV. Essay on the Fifth Book; V. Essay on the Close of the Sixth Book of Virgil's Æneid
T. Spilsbury, 1770 - 327
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adds admirable admitted Æneas affect ancient appear assertion beauties better called character compared concluded consideration construction critic death described disposition elegant episode equally error esteemed event example excellent exertions exhibited expression eyes fall fame fays figure flow force formed former frequently genius give Grecian Greek hand hero Homer honor idea imagination immediately indulged instance introduced judgement labor latter learning less lines lise Longinus meaning ment mentioned merits mind nature never object observed occasion opinion original particular passage person piece poet poetical poetry political powers present principles productions proof prove reader reason received reflection remark representation represented Roman Section seems sentiment speaking speech spirit sublimity suffer sufficient superior thou thought tion Trojan truth turned usually verse Virgil whole writer
Strona 81 - I have been in the deep ; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren ; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Strona 140 - Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies...
Strona 68 - For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
Strona 51 - ... to God. Carry her to his table to view his poor fare, and hear his heavenly discourse.
Strona 87 - God. 2 Corrupt are they, and become abominable in their wickedness : there is none that doeth good. 3 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men : to see if there were any, that would understand, and seek after God. 4 But they are all gone out of the way, they are altogether become abominable : there is also none that doeth good, no not one.
Strona 85 - Ambition should be made of sterner stuff; Yet Brutus says he was ambitious ; And Brutus is an honorable man.
Strona 140 - And the Sun stood still, and the Moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies: is not this written in the book of Jasher ? so the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. And there was no day like that, before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man : for the LORD fought for Israel.
Strona 120 - tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend: so Caesar may; Then, lest he may, prevent.