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Страница 9 - ... admitting among the additions of later times, only such as may supply real deficiencies, such as are readily adopted by the genius of our tongue, and incorporate easily with our native idioms.
Страница 8 - So far have I been from any care to grace my pages with modern decorations, that I have studiously endeavoured to collect examples and authorities from the writers before the restoration, whose works I regard as the wells of English undefiled, as> the pure sources of genuine diction.
Страница 150 - It is evident how much men love to deceive and be deceived, since rhetoric, that powerful instrument of error and deceit, has its established professors, is publicly taught, and has always been had in great reputation...
Страница 10 - The polite are always catching modish innovations, and the learned depart from established forms of speech, in hope of finding or making better; those who wish for distinction forsake the vulgar, when the vulgar is right; but there is a conversation above grossness and below refinement, where propriety resides, and where this poet seems to have gathered his comic dialogue.
Страница 47 - THE VANITY OF HUMAN WISHES, IN IMITATION OF THE TENTH SATIRE OF JUVENAL. LET* Observation, with extensive view, Survey mankind from China to Peru ; Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife, And watch the busy scenes of crowded life^ Then say how hope and fear, desire and hate, O'erspread with snares the clouded maze of fate, Where...
Страница 153 - Il faut dans tous les arts se donner bien de garde de ces définitions trompeuses, par lesquelles nous osons exclure toutes les beautés qui nous sont inconnues, ou que la coutume ne nous a point encore rendues familières.
Страница 175 - Besides words, which are names of ideas in the mind, there are a great many others that are made use of, to signify the connexion that the mind gives to ideas or propositions one with another.
Страница 40 - Efforts, it must not be forgotten, are as indispensable as desires. The globe is not to be circumnavigated by one "wind. We should never do nothing. ' It is better to wear out than to rust out,
Страница 53 - You charge me fifty sequins," said the Venetian nobleman to the sculptor, " for a bust that cost you only ten days' labour." " You forget," said the artist, " that I have been thirty years learning to make that bust in ten days.