The Arabs in Spain: An Historical Narrative, Volum 2

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E. Churton, 1840
 

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Pàgina 222 - ... every other branch of useful knowledge is taught to perfection, a new and ample field would be opened for speculation; we should have a more extensive insight into the history of the human mind, we should be furnished with a new set of images and similitudes; and a number of excellent compositions would be brought to light, which future scholars might explain, and future poets might...
Pàgina 46 - His real merit is doubtless enhanced by the barbarism of the nation and the times from which he emerged : but the apparent magnitude of an object is likewise enlarged by an unequal comparison ; and the ruins of Palmyra derive a casual splendour from the nakedness of the surrounding desert.
Pàgina 221 - I must request, that, in bestowing these praises on the writings of Asia, I may not be thought to derogate from the merit of the Greek and Latin poems, which have...
Pàgina 221 - ... a new and ample field would be opened for speculation; we should have a more extensive insight into the history of the human mind ; we should be furnished with a new set of images and similitudes; and a number of excellent compositions would be brought to light, which future scholars might explain, and future poets might imitate.'* After Harrow, a tutorship to Lord Althorp had given Jones the means to enter University College, Oxford.
Pàgina 221 - ... fables : and it has been my endeavour for several years to inculcate this truth, — ' That, if the principal writings of the Asiatics which are reposited in our public libraries were printed with the usual advantage of notes and illustrations, and if the languages of the Eastern nations were studied in our...
Pàgina 221 - Eastern nations were studied in our great seminaries of learning, where every other branch of useful knowledge is taught to perfection, a new and ample field would be opened for speculation; we should have a more extensive insight into the history of the human mind; we should be furnished with a new set of images and similitudes; and...
Pàgina 85 - The superior prerogative of birth, when it has obtained the sanction of time and popular opinion, is the plainest and least invidious of all distinctions among mankind. The acknowledged right extinguishes the hopes of faction, and the conscious security disarms the cruelty of the monarch. To the firm establishment of this idea we owe the peaceful succession and mild administration of European monarchies.
Pàgina 256 - Omrniades, did not hesitate to allow the total pillage of all that which, in the hurry and confusion of the moment, had escaped the avarice of the African guards. Muhammed then hastened after the retreating Suleiman, with whose forces he came up on the plain near Ronda. While slowly approaching the port of Algeciras, Suleiman meditated on his...
Pàgina 198 - ... literary institutions which adorned the towns on the northern coast of their sandy plains. The sun of science arose even in Almagreb, and the manners of the Moorish savage were softened by philosophy. — Hist, of Mohammedanism, c. 6, p. 386. The establishment of the Saracens in the Peninsula (Spain) was completed in the eighth century, and the elder Spanish romances are strongly tinged with Arabic. sterner chaunt of the bard could excite the 'warrior to arms, as the lay of the minstrel enchanted...
Pàgina 244 - No existe ya; pero quedó en el orbe Tanta memoria de sus altos hechos, Que podrás, admirado, conocerle, Cual si le vieras hoy presente y vivo. Tal fué, que nunca, en sucesion eterna, Darán los siglos adalid segundo, Que asi, venciendo en guerras, el imperio Del pueblo de Ismael acrezca y guarde.

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