Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference, Volume 9
John Brown, 1816 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 264 - It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Page 307 - Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head ? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. It is engender'd in the eyes, With gazing fed ; and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies. Let us all ring fancy's knell : I'll begin it, — Ding, dong, bell ALL.
Page 218 - But patience is more oft the exercise Of saints, the trial of their fortitude, Making them each his own deliverer, And victor over all That tyranny or fortune can inflict.
Page 263 - I'm sped, If foes, they write, if friends, they read me dead. Seized and tied down to judge, how wretched I! Who can't be silent, and who will not lie: To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace, And to be grave, exceeds all power of face. I sit with sad civility, I read With honest anguish, and an aching head; And drop at last, but in unwilling ears, This saving counsel, — 'Keep your piece nine years.
Page 4 - The second qualification required in the action of an epic poem is that it should be an entire action. An action is entire when it is complete in all its parts ; or, as Aristotle describes it, when it consists of a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Page 26 - A little circle whose centre is in the circumference of a greater ; or a small orb, which, being fixed in the deferent of a planet, is carried along with its motion ; and yet, with its own peculiar motion, carries the body of the planet fastened to it round about its proper centre.
Page 247 - I follow but myself ; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end : For when my outward action doth demonstrate The native act and figure of my heart In compliment extern, 'tis not long after But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at : I am not what I am.
Page 306 - Are many lesser faculties, that serve Reason as chief ; among these fancy next Her office holds; of all external things, Which the five watchful senses represent, She forms imaginations, aery shapes, Which reason, joining or disjoining, frames All what we' affirm or what deny, and call Our knowledge or opinion ; then retires Into her private cell, when nature rests.
Page 165 - ... once what is the weight of a quantity of water, equal in bulk to the solid matter in the sand ; and by comparing this with the weight of the sand, we have its true specific gravity.
Page 257 - The balls of his broad eyes roll'd in his head, And glar'd betwixt a yellow and a red : He look'da lion with a gloomy stare, And o'er his eyebrows hung his matted hair : Big-bon'd, and large of limbs, with sinews strong, Broad-bhoulder'd, and his arms were round and long.