Complete Rhetoric

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byAlfred Hix Welsh

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. DEPARTMENTS OF EXPRESSION--POETRY. God to his untaught children sent Law. order, knowledge, art, from high, And ev'ry heav'nly favour lent. The world's hard lot to qualify. They knew not how they should behave, For all from Heav'n stark-naked came; But Poetry their garments gave, And then not one had cause for shame.--Goethe. The sense of beauty enters into the highest philosophy, as in Plato. The highest poet jnust be a philosopher, accomplished like Dante, or intuitive like Shakespeare.--Gladstone. THE world lives backward in memory as well as forward in hope. In the past are the heart's dead kindred. There are the great who rule our spirits from their urns; there our joys reappear as purer and more brilliant than they were experienced. There sorrow loses its bitterness, and is changed into a sort of pleasing recollection. 'I love everything that's old,' says Goldsmith; and Sir William Temple, alluding to the charm of antiquity, quotes the king of Aragon as saying: 'Among so many things as are by men possessed or pursued in the whole course of their lives, all the rest are baubles beside old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to converse with, and old books to read.' That distance thus quickens the play of the imagination is the chief reason why you may observe in the poets, as already exemplified, a certain infusion of the antique element, which in ordinary modern prose is either unknown or quite exceptional--' thou,' 'thy,' 'a-weary,' 'a-gone,' 'ken,' 'dire,' 'ire,' 'list,' 'ere,' 'surcease,' 'whilom,' 'wight,' 'sooth,' 'sith,' 'erst,' etc. You have also observed the marked distinction between the prose writer and the poet in the latter's use of enallage--the constant use, for instance, of the adjective for the adverb, as in--A...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII. DEPARTMENTS OF EXPRESSION--POETRY. God to his untaught children sent Law. order, knowledge, art, from high, And ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217813720

ISBN - 13:9780217813723

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