Essay-writing for Schools a Practical Exposition of the Principles of this Form of Composition ... Designed to Meet the Requirements of the Public Examinations
John Murray, 1903 - 309 pagina's
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7th edition Abraham Cowley Abstract action Argument aspect Bacon Balliol College beauty beginning Ben Jonson better Central Idea character Charles Darwin Charles George Gordon Charles Lamb Church clause College comedy correct Court Courtesy Courtier Cowley Crown 8vo deal definition DICTIONARY Douglas Edin Edmund Spenser effect England English error essay Eton College Example experience expression F'cap 8vo familiar style Francis Bacon friendship garden give Hazlitt History Hodgson human humour Illustrations instance kind King knowledge literature live machine man's matter meaning ment mind modern monotype MURRAY'S CATALOGUE nature noun object persons Philosophy phrases pleasure poet Poetry Prof Professor qualities question quotation R. L. Stevenson reader Robert Browning rule School sense sentence sincere politeness tell things thought tion truth vanity verb verse virtues Westward Ho WILLIAM HAZLITT words write
Pagina 300 - And yet it never was in my soul To play so ill a part : But evil is wrought by want of Thought, As well as want of Heart...
Pagina 221 - Then I saw in my dream, that when they were got out of the wilderness, they presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is Vanity ; and at the town there is a fair kept, called Vanity Fair : it is kept all the year long ; it beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where it is kept is lighter than vanity ; and also because all that is there sold, or that cometh thither, is vanity. As is the saying of the wise,
Pagina 132 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks...
Pagina 109 - It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea ; a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below : but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of Truth, (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene,) and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below ' ; so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.
Pagina 94 - ... certain it is that, whosoever hath his mind fraught with many thoughts, his wits and understanding do clarify and break up in the communicating and discoursing with another: he tosseth his thoughts more easily ; he marshalleth them more orderly; he seeth how they look when they are turned into words: finally, he waxeth wiser than himself; and that more by an hour's discourse than by a day's meditation.
Pagina 108 - ... a natural though corrupt love of the lie itself. One of the later school of the Grecians examineth the matter, and is at a stand to think what should be in it that men should love lies : where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets; nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie's sake. But I cannot tell : this same truth is a naked and open daylight, that doth not show the masks, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world half so stately and daintily as candlelights.
Pagina 299 - To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
Pagina 108 - What is truth? said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. Certainly there be that delight in giddiness, and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting free-will in thinking, as well as in acting: and, though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins, though there be not so much blood in them as was in those of the ancients.
Pagina 220 - Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities ; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun 1 One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh : but the earth abideth for ever.