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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Volume 5); From the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Paperback) Loot Price: R428
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Volume 5); From the Earliest Period to the Present...

The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Volume 5); From the Earliest Period to the Present Time (Paperback)

David Josiah Brewer

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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... naturally as they were felt. A peaceable administration of the laws, --those salutary institutions, which, projected in the cabinet of a sovereign or his council, diffuse happiness over a whole nation, --excites only the poet's admiration, the coldest of all the passions. The ancient mythology, which attributed life and intelligence to all nature, extended its influence to the pen of the poet. Inspired by the Muse, he sung the attributes, the adventures, and misfortunes of his fabulous deities. That Infinite Being, which religion and philosophy have made known to us, is above such description: the sublimest flights become puerile on such a subject. The almighty Fiat of Moses strikes us with admiration, but reason cannot comprehend, nor imagination describe, the operations of a Deity, at whose command alone millions of worlds are made to tremble; nor can we read with any satisfactory pleasure of the devil, in Milton, warring for two whole days in heaven against the armies of the Omnipotent. The Ancients knew their advantages, and profited by them accordingly. Of this the masterly performances we still admire are the best proofs. But we, who are placed in another clime, and born in another age, are necessarily at a loss to see those beauties, for want of being able to place ourselves in the same point of view with the Greeks and Romans. A circumstantial knowledge of their situation and manners can only enable us to do this. The superficial ideas, the poor information we glean from a commentary, assist us only to seize the more palpable and apparent beauties: all the graces, all the delicacies of their writings escape us; and we are apt to abuse their cotemporaries for want of taste, in lavishing such encomiums on those merits we are too ignorant to discover. ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: David Josiah Brewer
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-09313-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-09313-1
Barcode: 9781154093131

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