A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style, Inferred from Examples of Writing, to which is Added a Historical Dissertation on English Style
M. H. Newman, 1843 - 311 páginas
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A Practical System of Rhetoric: Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...
Samuel Phillips Newman
Visualização integral - 1843
addressed admiration adverbs allusions Antithe applied argument atheism attained attempts attention called cause caution clauses common comparison composition connected connexion convey direct distinct effect emotions of beauty emotions of taste English language English style epithets example excite emotions exercise exhibit familiar faults favorable feelings fitted to excite following passage frequent give given habits happy heaven Hence Iamb idiomatic illustration imagination implies infer inkhorn term instances intellectual introduced kind knowledge labor language literary taste literature look manner of writing meaning ment mentioned metaphor metonymy mind nature noun Numidia objects and scenes ornaments of style period personification perspicuity phrases Pleonasm preposition present principles productions pronoun proposition readers reason refer relative pronoun remarks resemblance rhetoric Roger Ascham rules sense sentence shew skill speak striking student sublimity synecdoche tence things thou thought tion traits vivacity words writer Zoroaster
Página 40 - The sky is changed ! — and such a change ! Oh night, And storm, and darkness, ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman ! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among Leaps the live thunder ! Not from one lone cloud, But every mountain now hath found a tongue, And Jura answers, through her misty shroud, Back to the joyous Alps, who call to her aloud!
Página 284 - For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men...
Página 303 - All the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them, not laboriously, but luckily; when he describes anything, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning give him the greater commendation: he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards and found her there.
Página 70 - To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.
Página 68 - Imagination fondly stoops to trace The parlour splendours of that festive place ; The white-wash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door ; The chest contrived a double debt to pay, A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day...
Página 247 - The clear conception, outrunning the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking on the tongue, beaming from the eye, informing every feature, and urging the whole man onward, right onward to his object — this, this is eloquence; or rather it is something greater and higher than all eloquence, it is action, noble, sublime, godlike action.
Página 34 - My soul, turn from them, turn we to survey Where rougher climes a nobler race display ; Where the bleak Swiss their stormy mansion tread, And force a churlish soil for scanty bread. No product here the barren hills afford, But man and steel, the soldier and his sword : No vernal blooms their torpid rocks array, But winter lingering chills the lap of May : No zephyr fondly...
Página 288 - The only way to erect such a common power as may be able to defend them from the invasion of foreigners and the injuries of one another...
Página 105 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage, — the very least as feeling her care, the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Página 247 - When public bodies are to be addressed on momentous occasions, when great interests are at stake, and strong passions excited, nothing is valuable, in speech, farther than it is connected with high intellectual and moral endowments. Clearness, force, and earnestness are the qualities which produce conviction. True eloquence, indeed, does not consist in speech. It cannot be brought from far. Labor and learning may toil for it, but they will toil in vain.