A Manual Of English Prose Literature; Biographical And Critical Designed Mainly To Show…

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byWilliam Minto

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...all the promises of the Gospel, and to secure and advantage all the children of the kingdom: and now he that is made poor by chance or persecution, is made rich by religion; and he that hath nothing,"--and so on. One thing his sentences are free from; they are very rarely made intricate by elaborate involutions and suspensions such as we find in Hooker. He has many classical idioms and superfluous connectives, but the structure is simple. Artificial condensations are pretty frequent. The peculiar use of the abstract noun (p. 278) is a mode of condensation. In many cases the condensation is more marked than in those quoted, as, for example, in the following:--"And what can we complain of the weakness of our strengths, or the pressure of diseases, when we see a poor soldier stand in a bleach almost starved with cold and hunger, and his cold apt to be relieved only ly (lie licats of anger, a fever, or a fired musket, and his hunger slacked by a greater pain and a huge fear? This man shall stand in his arms, and wounds, patiena luminis atr/iie solis, pale ami faint, weary and watchful; and at night shall have a bullet yull'd nut of his flf-sh, and shivers from his bane, and endura bin mouth to be sctvcd up /mm a violent rent to its own dimension." Figures of Speech.--Taylor's style is richly embellished with metaphors and similes taken from numerous sources, from familiar operations of life, from nature, and from books.1 These need not be specially illustrated. Oa the figures taken from books, the remark may be made that they are often absurdly learned. This belongs to the parade of scholarship already mentioned as being fostered in English sermons by the taste of the Court Taylor carries this pedantry to an extreme. Any of his contemporaries or...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...all the promises of the Gospel, and to secure and advantage all the children of the kingdom: and now he that is made po...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021767142X

ISBN - 13:9780217671422

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