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Moral and Political Dialogues: With Letters on Chivalry and Romance, Volume 1
Visualização integral - 1776
Moral and Political Dialogues: With Letters on Chivalry and Romance, Volume 2
Visualização integral - 1776
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Página 265 - Such notes as, warbled to the string, Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek, And made hell grant what love did seek. Or call up him that left half told The story of Cambuscan bold, Of Camball, and of Algarsife, And who had Canace to wife, That own'd the virtuous ring and glass, And of the wondrous horse of brass, On which the Tartar king did ride...
Página 260 - And without more words you will readily apprehend that the fancies of our modern bards are not only more gallant, but, on a change of the scene, more sublime, more terrible, more alarming than those of the classic fablers. In a word, you will find that the manners they paint, and the superstitions they adopt, are the more poetical for being Gothic.
Página 263 - Yet we see thro' all his poetry, where his enthusiasm flames out most, a certain predilection for the legends of chivalry before the fables of Greece. This circumstance, you know, has given offence to the austerer and more mechanical critics.
Página 304 - THUS, in the poet's world, all is marvellous and extraordinary; yet not unnatural in one fenfe, as it agrees to the conceptions that are readily entertained of thefe magical and wonder-working natures. THIS trite maxim of following "Nature is further miftaken, in applying it indifcriminately to all forts of poetry.
Página 145 - America, and at the Cape of Good Hope. He may then examine how she appears...
Página 272 - ... ideas of Unity, which have no place here; and are in every view foreign to the...
Página 300 - They think it enough, if they can but bring you to imagine the possibility of them.
Página 302 - Men of cold fancies and philosophical dispositions object to this kind of poetry, that it has not probability enough to affect the imagination. But to this it may be answered, that we are sure, in general, there are many intellectual beings in the World besides ourselves, and several species of spirits...