The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Philosophical essays. 1855

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Page 326 - Hermes, or unsphere The spirit of Plato, to unfold What worlds, or what vast regions hold TV immortal mind that hath forsook Her mansion in this fleshly nook : And of those demons that are found In fire, air, flood, or under ground, Whose power hath a true consent With planet, or with element.
Page 292 - If I beheld the Sun when it shined, or the Moon walking in brightness, and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand, this also were an iniquity to be punished by the Judge, for I should have denied the GOD THAT is ABOVE."—" I AM THE HIGH AND THE LOFTY ONE, WHO
Page 365 - He was indeed the glass Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves. He had no legs that practis'd not his gait ; And speaking thick, which nature made his blemish, Became the accents of the valiant." Hence, too, the effect of those writers who unite with any
Page 67 - the understanding is not much unlike a closet, wholly shut from light, with only some little openings left, to let in external visible resemblances, or ideas of things without. Would the pictures coming into a dark room but stay there, and lie so orderly as to be found upon occasion, it would very much resemble the
Page 133 - Whence comes it by that vast store which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it, with an almost endless variety ? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge ? To this I answer, in a word, from experience. In that all our knowledge is founded, and from that it ultimately derives itself.
Page 63 - they, from external objects, convey into the mind what produces there those perceptions. This great source of most of the ideas we have, depending wholly upon our senses, and derived by them to the understanding, I call SENSATION. " Secondly, the other fountain from which experience furnisheth the understanding with ideas, is the
Page 260 - Hero, has reserved for the last place in the climax, an attitude suggested by this imaginary attribute of the heathen divinities. " A station, like the herald Mercury, New lighted on a heaven-kissing hill." A still more obvious example, leading to the same conclusion, may be drawn from the agreeable effects of lights and
Page 268 - procréant cradle. Where they most breed and haunt, I have observ'd The air is delicate." Reynolds compares the effect of this to what is called repose in painting.—This skilful management of our pleasant and painful emotions, so as to produce a result that is delightful on the whole, is practicable in all the
Page 327 - a few of the constituents of the Physical Sublime which he has compared, in point of effect, with the powers both of the Physical and Moral Sublime combined together in their joint operation :— " Look then abroad through nature, to the range Of planets, suns, and adamantine spheres Wheeling unshaken through the void immense ; And
Page 374 - of which I will not impair the force, by attempting a translation : " Quand une lecture vous élève l'esprit, et qu'elle vous inspire des sentimens nobles et courageux, ne cherchez pas une autre règle pour juger de l'Ouvrage ; il est bon, et fait de main

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