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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres: Chiefly from the Lectures of Dr. Blair
Hugh Blair,Abraham Mills
No preview available - 2015
Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
No preview available - 2017
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Page 446 - The immortal mind that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook : And of those Demons that are found In fire, air, flood, or under ground, Whose power hath a true consent With planet, or with element. Sometime let gorgeous Tragedy In sceptred pall come sweeping by, Presenting Thebes, or Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine, Or what (though rare) of later age Ennobled hath the buskined stage.
Page 181 - Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. "All they shall speak and say unto thee, 'Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us?' "Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
Page 40 - And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Page 453 - Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? and who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Page 223 - A man of a polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture, and find an agreeable companion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description, and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possession.
Page 453 - O SING unto the LORD a new song: Sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
Page 458 - The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me. He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God...
Page 40 - 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...
Page 219 - It is this sense which furnishes the imagination with its ideas, so that by the pleasures of the imagination or fancy (which I shall use promiscuously) I here mean such as arise from visible objects, either when we have them actually in our view, or when we call up their ideas into our minds by paintings, statues, descriptions, or any the like occasion.