The deep projection of the second story gave the house such a meditative look, that you could not pass it without the idea that it had secrets to keep, and an eventful history
to moralize upon.
In the first pamphlet the battle between Don Quixote and the Biscayan was drawn to the very life, they planted in the same attitude as the history describes, their swords raised, and the one protected by his buckler, the other by his cushion, and the Biscayan's mule so true to nature that it could be seen to be a hired one a bowshot off.
And this is my own opinion; for, where he could and should give freedom to his pen in praise of so worthy a knight, he seems to me deliberately to pass it over in silence; which is ill done and worse contrived, for it is the business and duty of historians to be exact, truthful, and wholly free from passion, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor love, should make them swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, rival of time, storehouse of deeds, witness for the past, example and counsel for the present, and warning for the future.
At last I can do justice to the exquisite conception of his 'Conquest of Granada', a study of history
which, in unique measure, conveys not only the pathos, but the humor of one of the most splendid and impressive situations in the experience of the race.
Even indirectly the history of the stage illustrates life, and affords many unexpected lights on historical characters.
Contact with the stage, almost throughout its history, presents itself as a kind of touchstone, to bring out the bizarrerie, the theatrical tricks and contrasts, of the actual world.
Never mind the quarrel, that's history, and you can read all about it at your leisure.
All the bearing that the life of Jules de Vac has upon the history of England hinges upon but two of his many attributes --his wonderful swordsmanship and his fearful hatred for his adopted country.
But do they really believe that at innumerable periods in the earth's history
certain elemental atoms have been commanded suddenly to flash into living tissues?
This volume contains, in the form of a Journal, a history
of our voyage, and a sketch of those observations in Natural History
and Geology, which I think will possess some interest for the general reader.
of the English People' (to 1642, G.
, the poets, the romancers, do not in their stateliest pictures, --in the sacerdotal, the imperial palaces, in the triumphs of will or of genius,--anywhere lose our ear, anywhere make us feel that we intrude, that this is for better men; but rather is it true that in their grandest strokes we feel most at home.
Again, Sir, without your assistance this history
had never been completed.
The Muirhead Library of Philosophy was designed as a contribution to the History
of Modern Philosophy under the heads: first of Different Schools of Thought--Sensationalist, Realist, Idealist, Intuitivist; secondly of different Subjects--Psychology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, Theology.
The world is so taken up of late with novels and romances, that it will be hard for a private history
to be taken for genuine, where the names and other circumstances of the person are concealed, and on this account we must be content to leave the reader to pass his own opinion upon the ensuing sheet, and take it just as he pleases.