Concours généraux: Devoirs donnés aux élèves des colléges royaux de Paris et de Versailles

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Page 115 - Il y en a qui pensent que cette simplicité est une marque de peu d'invention. Ils ne songent pas qu'au contraire toute l'invention consiste à faire quelque chose de rien , et que tout ce grand nombre d'incidents a toujours été le refuge des poètes qui ne sentaient dans leur génie ni assez d'abondance ni assez de force pour attacher durant cinq actes leurs spectateurs par une action simple , soutenue de la violence des passions , de la beauté des sentiments , et de l'élégance de l'expression.
Page 104 - I thought, said the Curate, that you gentlemen of the army, Mr. Trim, never said your prayers at all. I heard the poor gentleman say his prayers last night, said the landlady, very devoutly, and with my own ears, or I could not have believed it. Are you sure of it? replied the Curate. A soldier, an...
Page 15 - ... ont. En quoi il n'est pas vraisemblable que tous se trompent : mais plutôt cela témoigne que la puissance de bien juger et distinguer le vrai d'avec le faux, qui est proprement...
Page 104 - I heard the poor gentleman say his prayers last night, said the landlady, very devoutly, and with my own ears, or I could not have believed it. Are you sure of it ? replied the curate. A soldier, an' please your reverence, said I, prays as often (of his own accord) as a parson ; and when he is fighting for his king, and for his own life, and for his honour too, he has the most reason to pray to God of any one in the whole world. 'Twas well said of thee, Trim, said my uncle Toby. But when a soldier,...
Page 29 - At last it was suggested that a carriage was much wanted in the establishment; after diligent search, I discovered in the back settlements of a York coach-maker an ancient green chariot, supposed to have been the earliest invention of the kind. I brought it home in triumph to my admiring family. Being somewhat dilapidated, the village tailor lined it, the village blacksmith repaired it; nay, (but for Mrs. Sydney's earnest entreaties,) we believe the village painter would have exercised his genius...
Page 96 - Tu ne nous as point donné un cœur pour nous haïr, et des mains pour nous égorger; fais que nous nous aidions mutuellement à supporter le fardeau d'une vie pénible et passagère; que les petites différences entre les vêtements qui couvrent nos débiles corps, entre tous nos langages insuffisants, entre tous nos usages ridicules, entre toutes nos lois imparfaites, entre toutes nos opinions insensées, entre toutes nos conditions si disproportionnées à nos yeux, et si égales devant toi; que...
Page 106 - Un homme du peuple ne saurait faire aucun mal, un grand ne veut faire aucun bien et est capable de grands maux ; l'un ne se forme et ne s'exerce que dans les choses qui sont utiles, l'autre y joint les pernicieuses : là se montrent ingénument la grossièreté et la franchise, ici ,se cache une sève maligne et corrompue sous l'écorce de la...
Page 28 - Bunch,' put a napkin in her hand, and made her my butler ; the girls taught her to read, Mrs. Sydney to wait, and I undertook her morals : Bunch became the best butler in the county.
Page 81 - He has no age but the prime of life, no body but one to carry his mind, no face but one to keep his brain behind. The brain and the will are the essence and the whole of the man — a brain and a will so perfect in their workings that, in the face of extremest difficulty, they never seem to know what struggle is.

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