The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., 98권

Edw. Cave, 1736-[1868], 1828

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409 페이지 - TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems ; therefore said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity, and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions, that is, to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated.
551 페이지 - I owe it to you as the head of the administration, and to Mr. Peel as the leader of the House of Commons, to lose no time in affording you an opportunity of placing my office in other hands, as the only means in my power of preventing the injury to the King's service, which may ensue from the appearance of disunion in his Majesty's councils, however unfounded in reality, or however unimportant in itself, the question which has given rise to that appearance.
416 페이지 - I give any resolution in this suddenly, without seeking to have an answer put into my heart, and so into my mouth by him that hath been my God and my guide hitherto, it would give you very little cause of comfort in such a choice as you have made...
456 페이지 - I AB do solemnly and sincerely, in the Presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, upon the true Faith of a Christian, That I will never exercise any Power, Authority, or Influence which I may possess by virtue of the Office of to injure or weaken the Protestant Church as it is by Law established in England, or to disturb the said Church, or the Bishops and Clergy of the said Church, in the Possession of any Rights or Privileges to which such Church, or the said Bishops and Clergy, are or may...
25 페이지 - Ay, sir, but to die and go we know not where," &c. — here his morbid melancholy prevailed, and Garrick never spoke so impressively to the heart. Yet, to see him in the evening (though he took nothing stronger than lemonade), a stranger would have concluded that our morning account was a fabrication. No hour was too late to keep him from the tyranny of his own gloomy thoughts. A gentleman venturing to say to Johnson, " Sir, I wonder sometimes that you condescend so far as to attend a city club."...
318 페이지 - Out of this chaos of mingled purposes and casualties the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men and some their absurdities; some the momentous vicissitudes of life and some the lighter occurrences; some the terrors of distress and some the gaieties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation known by the names of tragedy and comedy...
524 페이지 - Who now reads Cowley ? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit: Forgot his Epic, nay Pindaric art, But still I love the language of his heart.
150 페이지 - These words were complained of, and Wiemark summoned to the privy council, where he pleaded for himself, " that he intended no disrespect to Mr. Secretary, whose known worth was above all detraction ; only he spake in reference to an old proverb, " Two heads are better than one," And so for the present he was dismissed.
23 페이지 - CEdipus was a poor miserable man, subjected to the greatest distress, without any degree of culpability of his own." I urged, that Aristotle, as well as most of the Greek poets, were partial to this character ; that Addison considered that, as terror and pity were particularly excited, he was the properest here Johnson suddenly becoming loud, I paused, and rather apologised that it might not become me, perhaps, too strongly to contradict Dr. Johnson.
63 페이지 - We look back on the savage condition of our ancestors with the triumph of superiority; we are pleased to mark the steps by which we have been raised from rudeness to elegance...

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