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Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste - Page 24
by Archibald Alison - 1812 - 417 pages
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 8, Part 1

1812
...is there, who, at this season, does not feel his mind impressed with a sentiment of melanJancholy ? or who is able to resist that current of thought,...the decay of life, of empire, and of nature itself.' Vol. I. pp. 16—17. ' And what is it that constitutes that emotion of sublime delight, which every...
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Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste

Archibald Alison - Aesthetics - 1821 - 460 pages
...enfeebled in his power. Who is there, who, at this season, does not feel his mind impressed with asentiment of melancholy ? or who is able to resist that current...emotion, every man must have felt, that the character of th$ scene is no sooner impressed upon his mind, than various trains of correspondent imagery rise before...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1824
...soft and gentle green with which the earth s spread, the feeble texture of the plants and flowers, and the remains of winter yet lingering among the...is to bring on alike the decay of life, of empire, end of nature itself." Beauty. Farther Illustra. to OS. to us by the most familiar aspects of nature....
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review, Comprising the Best Articles in that ...

Maurice Cross - 1835 - 423 pages
...withdraw his light, or to become enfeebled in his power. Who in there, who, at this -r;i on, does nor feel his mind impressed with a sentiment of melancholy?...the decay of life, of empire, and of nature itself ?" I. 16, 17. A thousand such analogies, indeed, arc suggested to us by the most familiar aspects of...
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review: Comprising the Best ..., Volumes 3-4

Maurice Cross - 1835
...lii^ht. or to become enfeebled in Ins powi r. \Vho is there, wlio, at this sea-ou, does not feel hie mind impressed with a sentiment of melancholy ? or...imagination of that inevitable fate, which is to bring on ahkc the decay of life, of empire, and of nature itself?" I. 16. 17. A thousand such analogies, indeed,...
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Beauties of the Country: Or, Descriptions of Rural Customs, Objects, Scenery ...

Thomas Miller - Country life - 1837 - 425 pages
...hearts. The beauty of autumn is accompanied with a similar exercise of thought : the leaves then begin to drop from the trees — the flowers and shrubs...the decay of life, of empire, and of nature itself? " We sometimes meet with objects which excite in us a general and vague impression of a particular...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 1

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - Edinburgh review - 1846 - 733 pages
...may yet await its infant beauty, but which almost involuntarily extend themselves to analogies trith the life of man ! and bring before us all those images...the decay of life, of empire, and of nature itself?" A thousand such analogies, indeed, are suggested to us by the most familiar aspects of nature. The...
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The kaleidoscope of anecdotes and aphorisms, collected by C. Sinclair

Catherine Sinclair - 1851
...feel from the scenery of autumn is accompanied with much exercise of thought; the leaves then begin to drop from the trees ; the flowers and shrubs, with...the decay of life, of empire and of nature itself. — Alison, on Taste. Let your hearts take their last farewell of false felicities, wherewith they...
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The Modern British Essayists: Jeffrey, Francis. Contributions to the ...

English essays - 1852
...begin then lo drop from the trees; the flowers and shrubs, with which the fields were adorned in ihe summer months, decay; the woods and groves are silent...of that inevitable fate, which is to bring on alike Ihe decay of life, of empire, and of nature i/sclf?" A thousand such analogies, indeed, are suggested...
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The Modern British Essayists: Jeffrey, Francis. Contributions to the ...

English essays - 1852
...summer months, decay; the woods and groves are silent ; the sun himself seems gradually to withdraw hi ȏ v' o 4 ZV< ` ǯz Xu lHf 8 8 J%@~ neaW ͹ thf decay of life, of empire, and of na-ture itself?" A thousand such analogies, indeed, are sug-gested...
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