Here were twenty pages upon her grandfather's taste in hats, an essay upon contemporary
china, a long account of a summer day's expedition into the country, when they had missed their train, together with fragmentary visions of all sorts of famous men and women, which seemed to be partly imaginary and partly authentic.
Borthrop Trumbull, whose acquaintance with the history of art enabled him to state that the hall furniture, to be sold without reserve, comprised a piece of carving by a contemporary
Kindness and gentleness are never out of fashion; it is these in Goldsmith which make him our contemporary
, and it is worth the while of any young person presently intending deathless renown to take a little thought of them.
That his book should have found many readers we can well understand, in the light of the excellent qualities which, in high degree, have gone to the making of it: a tasteful learning, never deserted by that hold upon contemporary
literature which is so animating an influence in the study of what belongs to the past.
He stands out among contemporary
rhymesters - magazine rhymesters - as a gladiator stands out in the midst of a band of eunuchs.
This change, which I report with sincerity and reflect on with amazement, is, as I suspect, mainly the result of certain wholesale modern improvements in the position of contemporary Art, which have necessitated improvements and alterations in the business of picture-dealing.
Year after year, these martyrs of the brush stood, palette in hand, fighting the old battle of individual merit against contemporary dullness--fighting bravely, patiently, independently; and leaving to Mr.
It is true that in his early, imitative, work he shares the medieval faults of wordiness, digression, and abstract symbolism; and, like most medieval writers, he chose rather to reshape material from the great contemporary store than to invent stories of his own.
It is a commonplace to say that the Prolog to 'The Canterbury Tales' presents in its twenty portraits virtually every contemporary English class except the very lowest, made to live forever in the finest series of character sketches preserved anywhere in literature; and in his other work the same power appears in only less conspicuous degree.
The three other chief writers contemporary with Chaucer contrast strikingly both with him and with each other.
Or I was attracted by the passage of wild pigeons from this wood to that, with a slight quivering winnowing sound and carrier haste; or from under a rotten stump my hoe turned up a sluggish portentous and outlandish spotted salamander, a trace of Egypt and the Nile, yet our contemporary
an abuse of the taste of the town, a condemnation of all contemporary
authors, and an eulogium on the performance just about to be represented.
Ausonius, 9 the friend of the Emperor Valentinian, and the latest poet of eminence in the Western Empire, has handed down some of these fables in verse, which Julianus Titianus, a contemporary writer of no great name, translated into prose.
235; while others make him a contemporary with Phaedrus in the time of Augustus.
Our obscure and filthy contemporary
, in some disgusting observations on the recent election for this borough, has presumed to violate the hallowed sanctity of private life, and to refer,