Scandinavian Influence on Southern Lowland Scotch: A Contribution to the Study of the Linguistic Relations of English and Scandinavian ...

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第 3 頁 - Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem, In Six Books : Together with several other Poems, composed by Ossian the Son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic Language, By James Macpherson.
第 3 頁 - OSSIAN. The Poems of Ossian in the Original Gaelic. With a Literal Translation into English, and a Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poems.
第 56 頁 - Thule : human souls may find themselves in closer and closer harmony with external things wearing a sombreness distasteful to our race when it was young. The time seems near, if it has not actually arrived, when the chastened sublimity of a moor, a sea, or a mountain will be all of nature that is absolutely in keeping with the moods of the more thinking among mankind.
第 30 頁 - For I am long since weary of your storm Of carnage, and find, Hermod, in your life Something too much of war and broils, which make Life one perpetual fight, a bath of blood. Mine eyes are dizzy with the arrowy hail; Mine ears are stunn'd with blows, and sick for calm. Inactive therefore let me lie, in gloom, Unarm'd, inglorious; I attend the course Of ages, and my late return to light, In times less alien to a spirit mild, In new-recover'd seats, the happier day.
第 50 頁 - There -was a dwelling of Kings ere the world was waxen old ; Dukes were the door-wards there, and the roofs were thatched with gold ; Earls were the wrights that wrought it, and silver nailed its doors : Earls...
第 v 頁 - Directors, a position which he held at the time of his death. He was also...
第 49 頁 - ... whatever entanglement of strange manners or unused element may at first trouble him, and to meet the nature and beauty with which it is filled : we cannot doubt that such a reader will be intensely touched by finding, amidst all its wildness and remoteness, such a startling realism, such subtilty, such close sympathy with all the passions that may move himself to-day.
第 72 頁 - ... necessary appeal to the groundlings. Similarly, as we have seen in Hume's remark on Odysseus's disregard of honesty, there were things to be explained about Homer's heroes. These, among other matters, were discussed in such works as Thomas Blackwell's Enquiry into the Life and Writings of Homer (1735) and Robert Wood's Essay on the Original Genius and Writings of Homer (1769). One remark by Wood explains his point of view: "I must confess I am a little...
第 18 頁 - Icelandic poetry ; or the Edda of Saemund. Translated into English verse, by AS Cottle. Bristol, 1797.
第 x 頁 - Gray has added to his poems three ancient Odes from Norway and Wales. The subjects of the two first are grand and picturesque, and there is his genuine vein in them; but they are not interesting, and do not, like his other poems, touch any passion. Our human feelings, which he masters at will in his former pieces, are here not affected.