The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated Prose Works of Fiction, from the Earliest Greek Romances to the Novels of the Present Age, Band 1
J. Ballentyne and Company, 1814 - 508 Seiten
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Seite 89 - Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.
Seite 234 - And ay they grew, and ay they threw, As they wad faine be neare ; And by this ye may ken right weil They were twa luvers deare.
Seite 212 - Lionnesse there was, these proofs are yet remaining. ' The space between the Land's End and the Isles of ' Scilley, being about thirtie miles, to this day re...
Seite viii - Divine nature, as it raises the mind, by accommodating the images of things to our desires, and not, like history and reason, subjecting the mind to things.
Seite 45 - Dryas, their reputed fathers, had corresponding dreams on the same night. The Nymphs of the cave in which Chloe had been discovered appear to each of the old shepherds, delivering Daphnis and Chloe to a winged boy, with a bow and arrows, who commands that Daphnis should be sent to keep goats, and the girl to tend the sheep. Daphnis and Chloe have not long entered on their new employments, which they exercise with a care of their flocks increased by a knowledge of the circumstances of their infancy,...
Seite 144 - Tuscany : several fine copies of verses were wrote on so rare a subject ; but at last Mr Bobart owned the cheat ; however, it was looked upon as a masterpiece of art, and, as such, deposited in the Museum, or Anatomy School, where I saw it some years after.
Seite xii - The rude are refined by an introduction, as it were, to the higher orders of mankind, and even the dissipated and selfish are, in some degree, corrected by those paintings of virtue and simple nature, which must ever be employed by the novelist, if he wish to awaken emotion or delight.