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Of Harmony and Numbers, in Latin and English Prose, and in English Poetry
Affichage du livre entier - 1744
able acute affected ancient Ariſtotle becauſe begins and ends beſt Cicero Clauſe common Compoſition conſiſts conſtant cord Cretic Dactyl Diſcourſe Diſpoſition divided Diviſion double end in half Engliſh Engliſh POETRY Epitrite equal Fact fame fifth firſt five Flow four fourth full Foot greateſt half a Foot half Feet half Foot half Tone Harmony laſt LATIN Learning leaſt leſs letting Ligarius long Syllables looſe Major MANWARING Matter Member Metre MICHIGAN Mind mony moſt muſical Concords muſt Nature obliged obſerved Orator Oratory Pæon Pauſe Peon Periods Place pleaſe Poetry Poſition Principles Profe Compoſitions proper Proportions Proſe Pyrrhic Ratio Rhythms ſame ſeven ſhall ſhort ſhort Syllables Sounds Spondee Stop ſtudy Subject ſuch Terms theſe Feet theſe Numbers thing third thought Tierce Minor tion Topics true Truth Tubero uſed Verſe whole whoſe World wou'd
Page 25 - Or of the eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell? before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest...
Page 28 - As through unquiet rest: he, on his side Leaning, half raised, with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces; then with voice Mild, as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes, Her hand soft touching, whisper'd thus: ' Awake My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven's last, best gift, my ever new delight! Awake...
Page 31 - Nature her th' inferior, in the mind And inward Faculties, which most excel, In outward also her resembling less His Image who made both, and less expressing The character of that Dominion...
Page 25 - To the nuptial bower I led her, blushing like the morn : all heaven, And happy constellations, on that hour Shed their selectest influence : the earth Gave signs of gratulation, and each hill ; Joyous the birds; fresh gales and gentle airs Whisper'd it to the woods, and from their wings Flung rose, flung odours from the spicy shrub, Disporting, till the amorous bird of night Sung spousal, and bid haste the evening star, On his hill-top, to light the bridal lamp.
Page 32 - Greatnefs of mind, and noblenefs their feat Build in her lovelieft, and create an awe About her, as a guard angelic plac'd.
Page 10 - He is liable to many evils and miseries which he can neither prevent nor redress. He is full of wants which he cannot supply, and compassed about with infirmities which he cannot remove, and obnoxious to dangers which he can never sufficiently provide against.
Page 12 - Lordfhips at laft acquitted. Yet I cannot reflect without comfort (the greateft of comforts next to that of a good caufe and a good confcience) that I anfwer for myfelf this day before the moft illuftrious Aflembly in the world, the whole body of the Nobility of Great Britain ; whofc princely extraction and high quality, whofe magnificent titles and fplendid fortunes, whofe hereditary candour and generofity, inherent in.
Page 27 - This Harmony of Sounds, in Periods and Words, is founded on the Principles of Harmony in...