Ancient Rhetoric and Poetic: Interpreted from Representative Works

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Macmillan, 1924 - 261 páginas

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Página 203 - twas wondrous pitiful; She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man; she thanked me, And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake; She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.
Página 117 - The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven — All's right with the world!
Página 150 - The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose. The work of Herodotus might be put into verse, and it would still be a species of history, with metre no less than without it. The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other -what may happen.
Página 117 - Out of my sight, thou serpent ! That name best Befits thee, with him leagued, thyself as false And hateful : nothing wants, but that thy shape, Like his, and colour serpentine, may...
Página 80 - Theophrastus lectionem poetarum ; multique ejus judicium sequuntur; neque immerito : namque ab his in rebus spiritus, et in verbis sublimitas, et in affectibus motus omnis, et in personis decor petitur, praecipueque velut attrita quotidiano actu forensi ingenia optime rerum talium blanditia reparantur : ideoque in hac lectione Cicero requiescendum putat.
Página 150 - ... the structural union of the parts being such that, if any one of them is displaced or removed, the whole will be disjointed and disturbed. For a thing whose presence or absence makes no visible difference is not an organic part of the whole.
Página 244 - Semper ad eventum festinat ; et in medias res, Non secus ac notas, auditorem rapit ; et, quae Desperat tractata nitescere posse, relinquit ; 150 Atque ita mentitur, sic veris falsa remiscet, Primo ne medium, medio ne discrepet imum.
Página 148 - A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end. A beginning is that which does not itself follow anything by causal necessity, but after which something naturally is or comes to be. An end, on the contrary, is that which itself naturally follows some other thing, either by necessity, or as a rule, but has nothing following it. A middle is that which follows something as some other thing follows it.
Página 1 - Lucanus ardens et concitatus et sententiis clarissimus et, ut dicam quod sentio, magis oratoribus quam poetis imitandus.
Página 128 - ... moved by enthusiasm and passion, you seem to see the things of which you speak, and to put them under the eyes of your hearers. As imagery means one thing with the orators and another with the poets, you must have observed that with the latter its function is vivid suggestion; with the former, precision.

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