It comes from the barbarous conception
In a few short years he revolutionized, not the strategy or tactics of sea-warfare, but the very conception
of victory itself.
His writings, to do them justice, are not altogether destitute of fancy and originality; they might have won him greater reputation but for an inveterate love of allegory, which is apt to invest his plots and characters with the aspect of scenery and people in the clouds, and to steal away the human warmth out of his conceptions
To use an author quoted by himself, 'Tai trouvé souvent que la plupart des sectes ont raison dans une bonne partie de ce qu'elles avancent, mais non pas en ce qu'elles nient , ' and to employ his own language, he has imprisoned his own conceptions
by the barrier he has erected against those of others.
His plans were bold and fiery, and his conceptions
glowed with barbaric lustre.
He was only one of those young men who cannot support the burden of consciousness unless they are doing something, and whose conceptions
of doing something are limited to a game of some kind.
they are inferior to his sublime conceptions
in the grave realm of
vehement applause); "and, should it fail, it will, at least, remain on record as one of the most daring conceptions
of human genius
Conjectures as to Napoleon's awareness of the danger of extending his line, and (on the Russian side) as to luring the enemy into the depths of Russia, are evidently of that kind, and only by much straining can historians attribute such conceptions
to Napoleon and his marshals, or such plans to the Russian commanders.
By these means, and from hearing constant talk of great men and their works, her earliest conceptions
of the world included an august circle of beings to whom she gave the names of Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, and so on, who were, for some reason, much more nearly akin to the Hilberys than to other people.
And over and above that he had possessed himself of the art of expressing, in quite natural language, very difficult thoughts; those abstract and metaphysical conceptions
especially, in which German mind has been rich, which are bad masters, but very useful ministers towards the understanding, towards an analytical survey, of all that the intellect has produced.
Modern philosophy, like ancient, begins with very simple conceptions
No," he said; "I would point out the fact that if, as Pripasov directly asserts, perception is based on sensation, then we are bound to distinguish sharply between these two conceptions
that a prince possessed of every quality which procures veneration, love, and esteem; of strong parts, great wisdom, and profound learning, endowed with admirable talents, and almost adored by his subjects, should, from a nice, unnecessary scruple, whereof in Europe we can have no conception
, let slip an opportunity put into his hands that would have made him absolute master of the lives, the liberties, and the fortunes of his people
Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception
modes of imitation.