Imagens das páginas

Obscurity, not unfavourable to, 34. In being corrupted, ibid. · The test of, re
buildings, 35. Heroism, ibid. Great ferred to the concurring voice of the pol
virtue, 36. Whether there is any one ished part of mankind, 25. Distinguish.
iundamental quality in the sources of ed from genius, 29. The sources of
sublime, ibid.

pleasure in, 30. The powers of, enlarge
Sublimity in writing, 310. Errors in Lon the sphere of our pleasures, 31. Imi

ginus pointed out, ibid. The most an. tations as a source of pleasure, 55. Mu
cient writers afford the most striking in- sic, ibid.

To what class the pleasures
stances of sublimity, 311. Sublime re- received from eloquence, poetry, and
presentation of the Deity in Psalm xviii. fine writing, are to be referred, 56.
39. And in the prophet Habakkuk, 40. Telemachus. See Fenelon.
!n Moses and Isaiah, ibid. Instances o? Temple, Sir William, observations of his
sublimity in Homer, ibid. In Ossian,

style, 106. Specimens, 113, 120, 122,
42. Amplification injurions to sublimi- 125, 139. His general character as a
ty, ibid. Rhyme in English verse unfa- writer, 208.
vourable to, 43. Strength essential to Terence, beautiful instance of simplicity
sublime writing, 44.

A proper choice

from, 209. His character as a dramatic
of circumstances essential to sublime writer, 638.
description, 45. Strictures on Virgil's Terminations of words, the variation of,
description of Mount Etna, 46. The in the Greek and Latin languages, fa
proper sources of the sublime, 47. Sub- vourable to the liberty of transposition,
limity consists in the thought, not in the 70.
words, 48. The faults opposed to the Theocritus, the earliest known writer of
sublime, ibid.

pastorals, 434. His talents in painting
Sully, Duke de, character of his memoirs, rurai scenery, 435. Character of his

pastorals, 439.
Superstition, sublime representation of its Thomson, fine passage from, where he

dominion over mankind, from Lucretius, animates all nature, 176. Character of
34, note.

his Seasons, 453. His eulogium by Dr
Swift, observations on his style, 104, 111, Johnson, ibid, note.

120, 131, 142. General character of his Thuanus, his character as an historian, 398.
style, 202. Critical examination of th: Trucydides, his character as an historian,
beginning of his proposals for correct- 396. Was the first who introduced ora.
ing, &c. the English tongue, 250. Con- tions in historical narration, 405.
cluding observations, 259. His lan. Tillolson, Archbishop, observations on his
guage, 383.

Character of his epistola. style, 106, 118, 139, 161. General cha-
ry writing, 416.

racter of as a writer, 208.
Syllables, English, cannot be exactly mea. Tones, the due management of, in public

sured by metrical feet, as those of Greek speaking, 373.
and Latin, 139.

Topics, among the ancient rhetoricians,
Synecdoche, in figurative style, explained, explained, 353.

Tragedy, how distinguished from comedy,
Synonymous words, observations on, 108. 506. More particular definition of, 507.

Subject and conduct of, 508. Rise and
Tacitus, character of his style, 197. His progress of, 509. The three dramatic

character as an historian, 402. His hap- unities, 511. Division of the represen-
py marner of introducing incidental ob- tation into acts, 513. The catastrophe,
servations, ibid. Instance of his success- 614. Why the sorrow excited by tra.
ful talent in historical painting, 406 gedy communicates p'easures, ibid.
His defects as a writer, 408.

Proper iden of scenes, and how to be
Tasso, a passage from his Gierusalemme conducted,516. Characters,520. High-

distinguished by the harmony of num. er degrees of morality inculcated by mo-
bers, 145. Strained sentiments in his dern than by ancient tragedy, 521. Too
pastorals, 443. Character of his Amia. great use made of the passion of love
ta, 487. Critical examination of his on the modern stages, ibid. All trage-
poem, 496.

dies expected to be pathetic, 522. The
Taste, true, the uses of in common life, 14. proper use of moral reflections in 524.

Dennition of, 16. Is more or less com-* The proper style and versification, 525.
mon to all men, 17. Is an improvable Brief view of the Greek stage, 526.
faculty, 18. How to be refined, 19. Is French tragedy, 528. English tragedy,
assisted by reason,

19 A good heart 530. Concluding observations, 632.
requisite to a just taste, 20. Delicacy Tropes, a definition of, 148. Origin of, 150
and correctness the characters of perfect The rhetorical distinctions among frivo
taste, ibid. Whether there be any stan. louis, 156.
dard of taste, 22. The diversity of, in Turnus, the character of, not favourably
differeni men, po evidence of their tastes treated in the Æneid, 491.

Turpin, archbishop of Rheims, a romance Voltaire, his character as an historian, 40us
writer, 419.

Critical examination of his Heprinac,
Typographical figures of speech, what, 189. 602. His argument for the use of rlıyme

iu dramatic composition, 625. His che
Vanburgh, his character as a dramatic racter as a tragic poet, 629.
writer, 542.

Vossius, Joanues Gerardus, charaster o
Verbs, their nature and office explained, his writings on eloquence, 385.
89. No sentence complete without a

serb, expressed cr implied, 90. The Waller, the first English poet who brouge.
tenses, ibid. The advantage of English couplets into vogue, 432.
over the Latin, in the variety of tenses, Wit, is to be very sparingly used at th:
91. Active and passive, ibid. Are the bar, 304.
most artificial and complex of all the Words, obsolete, and new coined, incon.
parts of speech, 92.

gruous with purity of style, 103. Bad
Verse, blank, more favourable to sublimity consequences of their being ill chosen,

than rhyme, 43. Instructions for the 104. Observations yn those termed sy
reading of, 371. Construction of, 431.

nonymous, 108. Considered with refer
Virgil, instances of sublimity in, 33, 45, ence to sound, 134.

46. Of harmony, 145, 146. Simplicity Words, and things, instances of the ana-
of language, 143. Figurative language, logy between, 61.
257, 174, 179. Specimens of his pasto- Writers of genius, why they have been
ral descriptions, 435, note, 438. Charac- more numerons in one age than another,
ler of his pastorals, 439. His Georgics, 387. Four happy ages of, pointed oun,
a perfect model of didactic poetry, 447. 388.
Beautiful descriptions in his Æneid, 456. Writing, two kinds of, distinguished, 72
Critical examination of that poem, 489. Pictures, the first essay in, ibid. Hiero-
Compared with Homer, 491.

glyphic, the second, 73. Chinese cha-
Virtue, high degrees of, a source of the

racters, 74.

Arithmetical figures, 76.
sublime, 36. A necessary ingredient to The considerations which led to the in-
form an eloquent orator, 378.

vention of an alphabet, ibid. Cadmus's
Vision, the figure of speech so termed, in alphabet the origin of that now used, 76.
what it consists, 190.

Historical account of the materials used
Onilies, dramatic, the advantages of ad. to receive writing, 77. General remarks,

hering to, 511. Why the moderns are ibid. See Grammar.
iess restricted to the unities of time and

place than the ancicnts, 518.

Young, Dr. his poetical character, 167
Voice, the powers of, to be studied in pub. Too fond of antithesis, 188. The meri:
lic speaking, 366.

of his works examined, 451. His cha
Voiture, character of his epistolary wri- racter as a tragic poet, 682.

tings, 416.





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