...Aids to French Composition: Or, Progressive and Instructive Exercises for the Practical Application of Grammatical Rules to Writing French...

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company, 1854 - 309 頁
 

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第 151 頁 - He must divest himself of the prejudices of his age or country ; he must consider right and wrong in their abstracted and invariable state ; he must disregard present laws and opinions, and rise to general and transcendental truths, which will always be the same...
第 171 頁 - Men's passions operate variously, and appear in different kinds of actions, according as they are more or less rectified and swayed by reason. When one hears of negroes who upon the death of their masters, or upon changing their service, hang themselves upon the next tree, as it frequently happens in our American plantations, who can forbear admiring their fidelity, though it expresses itself in so dreadful a manner?
第 42 頁 - The internal development of our faculties and organs is the education of nature; the use which we learn to make of this development is the education of men; while the acquisition of personal experience from the objects that affect us is the education of things.* return toward primitive simplicity; and so he sequesters I milr.
第 208 頁 - ... opulent among them carry with them the waters of the Nile when they have occasion to visit other countries ; and all ranks in Egypt regard the privation of the delicious draughts of their beloved river as one of the greatest hardships connected with absence from home. But regularly every year, about the time of the summer solstice, June 21, the waters of the Nile suddenly change their appearance, and become red and turbid, so that in the course of a few hours its hitherto limpid stream seems...
第 151 頁 - ... meteors of the sky, must all concur to store his mind with inexhaustible variety: for every idea is useful for the enforcement or decoration of moral or religious truth ; and he who knows most will have most power of diversifying his scenes, and of gratifying his reader with remote allusions and unexpected instruction. "All the appearances of nature I was therefore careful to study; and every country which I have surveyed has contributed something to my poetical powers.
第 151 頁 - But the knowledge of nature is only half the task of a poet; he must be acquainted likewise with all the modes of life. His character requires that he estimate the happiness and misery of every condition, observe the power of all the passions in all their combinations and trace the changes of the human mind as they are modified by various institutions and accidental influences of climate or custom from the sprightliness of infancy to the despondence of decrepitude.
第 171 頁 - I CONSIDER a human soul, without education, like marble in the quarry : which shows none of its inherent beauties, until the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vein, that runs through the body of it.
第 210 頁 - ... invasions, the civil wars, and the successive conquests by which her original population was well nigh annihilated; and still more when we consider that for the last 1600 years they have been entirely neglected by the inhabitants, and left in great measure to dilapidation and ruin. These remains of the departed greatness of Egypt consist generally of places for religious worship and ceremonies and for civil assemblies. The site of almost every city of note in Upper or Southern Egypt is marked...
第 132 頁 - ... check the natural vivacity and fire of his temper. He not only yields to the hand, but seems to consult the inclination of the rider.
第 279 頁 - I am recommended, and shall feel much obliged if you will tell me what you think would prove most acceptable. I intend to set off in about a week, and I shall therefore feel especially grateful to you, if you will kindly give me a prompt reply to my enquiries. I am, yours faithfully, SIXTY-SECOND LESSON.

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