English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers

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Baldwin, Cradock, 1818 - Всего страниц: 904
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Стр. 50 - ... life, or accustomed his passions to the vicissitudes and accidents, the triumphs and defeats of mixed conversation, will blush at the stare of petulant incredulity, and suffer himself to be driven by a burst of laughter from the fortresses of demonstration.
Стр. 56 - It will be asked, how the drama moves, if it is not credited ? It is credited with all the credit due to a drama. It is credited, whenever it moves, as a just picture of a real original ; as representing to the auditor what he would himself feel, if he were to do or suffer what is there feigned to be suffered or to be done. The...
Стр. 507 - What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. Sure he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us unus'd.
Стр. 172 - ... there : — he had one of these little sticks in his hand, and with a rusty nail he was etching another day of misery to add to the heap.
Стр. 415 - Base envy withers at another's joy, And hates that excellence it cannot reach.
Стр. 353 - I was secretly concerned to see human nature in so much wretchedness and disgrace, but at the same time could not forbear smiling to hear Sir Roger, who is a little puzzled about the old woman, advising her as a justice of peace to avoid all communication with the devil, and never to hurt any of her neighbours
Стр. 479 - The frank man is under no constraint; his thoughts and feelings are both set at ease, and his lips are ever ready to give utterance to the dictates of his heart; he has no reserve...
Стр. 450 - Chief, lovely Spring, in thee, and thy soft scenes, The smiling God is seen; while water, earth, And air attest his bounty; which exalts The brute creation to this finer thought, And annual melts their undesigning hearts Profusely thus in tenderness and joy. Still let my song a nobler note assume, And sing th...
Стр. 198 - The chief advantage which these fictions have over real life is, that their authors are at liberty, though not to invent, yet to select objects...
Стр. 291 - Thus having spoke, the illustrious chief of Troy Stretched his fond arms to clasp the lovely boy. The babe clung crying to his nurse's breast, Scared at the dazzling helm and nodding crest. With secret pleasure each fond parent smiled, And Hector hasted to relieve his child; The glittering terrors from his brows unbound, And placed the beaming helmet on the ground. Then kissed the child, and, lifting high in air, Thus to the gods preferred a father's prayer: "O thou!

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