Amenities of Literature, Consisting of Sketches and Characters of English Literature, Volum 1

Baudry's European Library, 1842

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This is the final collection of Disraeli's literary notes, following "Curiosities of Literature" and "Miscellanies of Literature". It is an entertaining assemblage of anecdotes, character studies ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Pàgina 37 - Reserved him to more wrath; for now the thought Both of lost happiness and lasting pain Torments him : round he throws his baleful eyes, That...
Pàgina 37 - And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day.
Pàgina 39 - In billows, leave i' the midst a horrid vale. Then with expanded wings he steers his flight Aloft, incumbent on the dusky air That felt unusual weight, till on dry land He lights, if it were land that ever...
Pàgina 120 - ... plainlie her own, with such shift, as nature, craft, experiens and folowing of other excellent doth lead her unto, and if she want at ani...
Pàgina 334 - ... as well for the recreation of our loving subjects as for our solace and pleasure when we shall think good to see them, during our pleasure.
Pàgina 183 - It is a very striking circumstance, that the Beauty of high-minded inventors of this great art tried at the very outset so bold a flight as the printing an entire Bible, and executed it with astonishing success. It was Minerva leaping on earth in her divine strength and radiant armour, ready at the moment of her nativity to subdue and destroy her enemies.
Pàgina 38 - So stretch'd out huge in length the arch-fiend lay Chain'd on the burning lake, nor ever thence Had risen or heaved his head, but that the will And high permission of all-ruling Heaven Left him at large to his own dark designs...
Pàgina 53 - BLACKSTONE, the historian and the expounder of our laws, have absolutely explained away the assumed title of " the Conqueror " to a mere technical feudal term of " Conquestor, or acquirer of any estate out of the common course of inheritance." The first purchaser (that is, he who brought the estate into the family which at present owns it) was styled " the Conqueror," and such is still the proper phrase in the law of Scotland.
Pàgina 154 - Chaucer, notwithstanding the praises bestowed on him, I think obscene and contemptible: — he owes his celebrity merely to his antiquity, which he does not deserve so well as Pierce Plowman, or Thomas of Ercildoune.
Pàgina 194 - And certainly our language now used varieth far from that which was used and spoken when I was born...

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