The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2
A. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1801 - English language
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admit ambiguity answer appear application arrangement beginning better called cause choice of words clauses combining common complex composition conjunctions connectives consequence considered contrary critics discourse doth effect employed English equal evident example exhibit expression figure former French frequent give given greater hath ideas imagine imitation instance kind language Latin latter least less manner meaning mentioned metaphor mind nature necessary never noun object obscurity observed occasion original particle particular passage perhaps period person perspicuity phrases preceding preposition present principles produce pronoun proper properly reason regard relation remark rendered requires respect Rhetorical Sect sense sentence sentiment serve signify signs simple sometimes sort sound speak species style things thought tion tongue translation tropes truth understand verb vivacity as depending wherein whole writer
Page 311 - Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear like the Turk, no brother near the throne...
Page 205 - whispers through the trees': If crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with
Page 216 - The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musician sung : Of Bacchus ever fair and ever young : The jolly god in triumph comes...
Page 377 - Here will I hold. If there's a power above us — And that there is, all nature cries aloud Through all her works — He must delight in virtue; And that which He delights in must be happy.
Page 289 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : Thou takest away their breath, they die, And return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: And thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 66 - From harmony, from heavenly harmony, This universal frame began: From harmony to harmony Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in Man.
Page 130 - Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.
Page 310 - God is not a man, that he should lie;. neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Page 339 - They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
Page 198 - The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.