The History of Civilization, כרך 7

כריכה קדמית
J. Munsell, 1869

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עמוד 444 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
עמוד 315 - I hear the call of years! They say, as they pass along, why does Ossian sing? Soon shall he lie in the narrow house, and no bard shall raise his fame!
עמוד 391 - Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
עמוד 291 - And to provide for this it prays " that all cathedral churches may be put down, where the service of God is grievously abused by piping with organs, singing, ringing, and trowling of psalms from one side of the choir to another, with the squeaking of chanting choristers, disguised (as are all the rest) in white surplices ; some in corner caps and filthy copes, imitating the fashion and manner of antichrist the pope, that man of sin and child of perdition, with his other rabble of miscreants and shavelings.
עמוד 508 - Juliet ; — all is youth and spring ; — youth with its follies, its virtues, its precipitancies ; — spring with its odors, its flowers, and its transiency ; it is one and the same feeling that commences, goes through, and ends the play.
עמוד 310 - Each verse was so connected with those which preceded or followed it, that if one line had been remembered in a stanza, it was almost impossible to forget the rest. The cadences followed in so natural a gradation ; and the words were so adapted to the common turn of the voice, after it...
עמוד 312 - Homer's sublimity is accompanied with more impetuosity and fire; Ossian's with more of a solemn and awful grandeur. Homer hurries you along; Ossian elevates, and fixes you in astonishment.
עמוד 510 - ... stand on end, and congeals our blood with horror, possessed, at the same time, the insinuating loveliness of the sweetest poetry. He plays with love like a child ; and his songs are breathed out like melting sighs.
עמוד 446 - The variety and extent of his powers in debate was greater than that of any other orator in ancient or modern times. No one ever poured forth such a flood of thought —so many original combinations of inventive genius ; so much knowledge of man and the working of political systems ; so many just remarks on the relation of government to the manners, the spirit, and even the prejudices of a people ; so many wise maxims as to a change in...
עמוד 442 - His voice was both full and clear; his lowest whisper was distinctly heard, his middle tones were sweet, rich, and beautifully varied ; when he elevated his voice to its highest pitch, the house was completely filled with the volume of the sound.

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