A New Translation of Aristotle's Rhetoric

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T. Cadell, 1823 - 493 страници
 

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Страница 446 - I have given suck, and know How tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would, while it was smiling in my face, Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums, And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this.
Страница 76 - Custom, then, is the great guide of human life. It is that principle alone which renders our experience useful to us, and makes us expect, for the future, a similar train of events with those which have appeared in the past. Without the influence of custom, we should be entirely ignorant of every matter of fact, beyond what is immediately present to the memory and senses.
Страница 81 - Lastly, the term common sense has in modern times been used by philosophers both French and British, to signify that power of the mind which perceives truth, or commands belief, not by progressive argumentation, but by an instantaneous, instinctive, and irresistible impulse; derived neither from education nor from habit, but from nature...
Страница 115 - The new objects had none of them any name of its own, but each of them exactly resembled another object which had such an appellation. It was impossible that those savages could behold the new objects without recollecting the old ones ; and the name of the old ones, to which the new bore so close a resemblance.
Страница 243 - Thy son must fall, by too severe a doom ; Sure to so short a race of glory born, Great Jove in justice should this span adorn...
Страница 452 - TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems ; therefore said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions, that is, to temper and reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight, stirred up by reading or seeing those passions well imitated.
Страница 441 - Shakespeare that he assumes as an unquestionable principle a position which, while his breath is forming it into words, his understanding pronounces to be false. It is false that any representation is mistaken for reality, that any dramatic fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a single moment, was ever credited.
Страница 23 - But truth supposes mankind ; for whom and by whom alone the word is formed, and to whom only it is applicable. If no man, no truth. There is therefore no such thing as eternal, immutable, everlasting truth ; unless...
Страница 226 - I had it not from Jove, nor the just gods Who rule below ; nor could I ever think A mortal's law of power or strength sufficient To abrogate th' unwritten law divine, Immutable, eternal, not like these Of yesterday, but made ere time began.
Страница 81 - The ingenious author of that treatise upon the principles of Locke, who was no sceptic, hath built a system of scepticism, which leaves no ground to believe any one thing rather than its contrary. His reasoning appeared to me to be just : there was therefore a necessity to call in question the principles upon which it was founded, or to admit the conclusion.

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