The Poetical Works Of Samuel Rogers by Samuel RogersThe Poetical Works Of Samuel Rogers by Samuel Rogers

The Poetical Works Of Samuel Rogers

bySamuel Rogers

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... P. 222,1. 9. As on that Sabbath-eve when He arrived. 'J'arrive ensoufflé, tout en nage; le coeur me bat; je vois de loin les soldats a leur poste; j'accours, jc crie d'une voix dtouffée. U étoit trop tard.'--Les Confessiom, 1. i. P. 222, 1. 17. 'Tis not a tale that every hour brings with it. "Lines of eleven syllables occur almost in every page of Milton; but though they are not unpleasing, they ought not to be admitted into heroic poetry; since the narrow limits of our language allow us no other distinction of epic and tragic measures."--Johnson. It is remarkable that He used them most at last. In the Paradise Regained they occur oftener than in the Paradise Lost in the proportion of ten to one; and let it be remembered that they supply us with another close, another cadence; that they add, as it were, a string to the instrument; and, by enabling the Poet to relax at pleasure, to rise and fall with his subject, contribute what is most wanted, compass, variety. Shakspenre seems to have delighted in them, and in some of his soliloquies has used them four and five times in succession; an example I have not followed in mine. As in the following instance, where the subject is solemn beyond all others. To be, or not to be, kc They come nearest to the flow of an unstudied eloquence, and should therefore be used in the drama; but why exclusively? Horace, as we learn from himself, admitted the Musa Pedestris in his happiest hours, in those when he was most at his ease; and we cannot regret her visits. To her we are indebted for more than half he has left us; nor was she ever at his elbow in greater dishabille, than when he wrote the celebrated Journey to Brundusium. P. 223, L 25. like him of old 'To admire or despise St. Bernard as he ought,' says Gibbon,...
Title:The Poetical Works Of Samuel RogersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021736490X

ISBN - 13:9780217364904