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" ... cometh to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well-enchanting skill of music; and with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney... "
Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors - Seite 125
1856
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Typical selections from the best English authors, with introductory ..., Band 1

English authors - 1876
...you may long to pass further. He beginneth not with obscure definitions, which must blur the margin with interpretations, and load the memory with doubtfulness;...proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well enchanting skill of music; and with a tale forsooth, he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth...
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The Middle States, a Handbook for Travellers: A Guide to the Chief Cities ...

Moses Foster Sweetser - 1876 - 469 Seiten
...plan of rooms, address "The Arlington," Washington, I). C. T. EOESSLE & SON, Owners and Proprietors. ' "He cometh unto you with a Tale which holdeth children from play, and old- men from the CMmney- Corner. " — SIR Pomp Smjnrr. ALDRICH'S WRITINGS. MARJORIE DAW, and Other People. Cloth, $1.50;...
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Foliorum centuriae, selections for translation into Latin and Greek prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1876
...doubtfulness; but he cometh to you with words either accompanied with, or prepared for, the well enchanting skill of music; and with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdclh children from play, and old men from the chimney corner; and pretending no more, doth intend...
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Politics by Humans: Research on American Leadership

James David Barber - 1988 - 517 Seiten
...theater. This appeal is mysterious, but an obvious part of the lure of, in Sir Philip Sidney's words, "a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney corner" is the promise of action. But it is action of a special kind — interior action — that entices....
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 3, The Renaissance

George Alexander Kennedy, Glyn P. Norton, Hugh Barr Nisbet, Marshall Brown, Claude Julien Rawson, Alastair J. Minnis, Ian Richard Johnson, Rafey Habib, Christa Knellwolf, Raman Selden, A. Walton Litz, Louis Menand, Lawrence Rainey, Christopher Norris, Christa Knellwolf King - 1989 - 758 Seiten
...points to the power of prose fiction, Sidney famously stresses the power of narrative over its hearers: 'with a tale forsooth he cometh unto you, with a tale...children from play, and old men from the chimney corner' (p. 92). Prose fiction's vivid narratives will move those to virtue who would be left indifferent by...
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Jane Austen's Art of Memory

Jocelyn Harris - 2003 - 271 Seiten
...poet, 'a right popular philosopher' ( 17) . The poet to Sidney is the monarch of all human sciences. 'With a tale forsooth he cometh unto you, with a tale...children from play, and old men from the chimney corner' (21-2). By poetry men learn philosophy the sweetest and homeliest way, as in Northanger Abbey, one...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 Seiten
...Anglo-Irish satirist See Burton on ARISTOCRACY; Agar on SNOBBERY; Burke, Chesterton on TRADITION Anecdotes With a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you; with a...children from play, and old men from the chimney corner. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) English poet, critic, soldier The history of a soldier's wound beguiles...
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On the Air with Dylan Thomas: The Broadcasts

Dylan Thomas - 1992 - 305 Seiten
...you may long to pass further. He beginneth not with obscure definitions, which must blur the margent with interpretations, and load the memory with doubtfulness,...children from play, and old men from the chimney corner. The Defence of Poesie is a defence of the imaginative life, of the duty, and the delight, of the individual...
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Music in English Children's Drama of the Later Renaissance

Linda Phyllis Austern - 1992 - 374 Seiten
...with an ear toward music: Hee [the poet] beginneth not with obscure definitions ... but hee commeth to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with or prepared for the well enchanting skills ofMusicke* And Thomas Ravenscroft points out that certain rhythmic patterns...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 Seiten
...SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616), English dramatist, poet. Miranda, lo Prospero, in The Tempest, act 1 , sc. 2. 9 est effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the...chosen language. JANE AUSTEN (1775-181 7), English nov SIK I'HILIl' SIDNEY (1554-86), English poet, diplomat, soldier. Defence of Poesie (written 1579-80;...
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