Elements of Criticism,2

Elements of Criticism,2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...affords great scope for reasoning. Several of the observations relating to metaphor are applicable to figures of speech: these I shall slightly retouch, with some additions peculiarly adapted to the present subject. In the first place, as the figure under consideration is built upon relation, we find from experience, and it must be obvious from reason, that the beauty of the figure depends on the intimacy of the relatioiT Vol. II. I i between the figurative and proper sense of the word. A slight resemblance, in particular, will never make this figure agreeable: the expression, for example, Drink do.urn a secret, for listening to a secret with attention, is harsh, and uncouth, because there is scarce any resemblance'between listening and drinking. The expression.weighty crack, used by Ben Johnson for loud crack, is worse if possible: a loud sound has not the slightest resemblance to a piece of matter that is weighty. The following expression of Lucretius is not less faulty, "Et lepido quse suntfucata sonore." i-645.-Sed magis Pugnas et exactos tyrannos Densum humeris titit aure vulgus. Herat. Cant.I. 2.ode i j Phemius! let acts of gods, and heroes old, What ancient bards in hall and bow'r have told, Attemper'd to the lyre, your voice employ, Such the pleas'd ear mil drink with silent joy. OJyuy, i.433. Strepitumque exterritus iaiuit. JEne'td. vi. S59.-Write, my Queen, And with mine eyes.I'll drink the words you send. QylUie, uctl.tc.1. As thus th' effulgence tremulous I drink..Summer, 1.1684. '. Neque audit currus habenas. Georg. i. 514. O Prince! (Lycaon's valiant son reply'd), As thine the steeds, be thine the task to guide. The horses practis'd to their lord's command, 'Shall tear the rein, and answer to thy hand. Rod, v. 188. The...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236618344