A philosophical treatise on the passions

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Printed and sold by S. Hazard, 1802 - 369 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 304 - After foft fhow'rs; and fweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild; then filent night, With this her folemn bird, and this fair moon, And thefe, the gems of Heav'n, her...
Pàgina 304 - I forget all time ; All feafons and their change, all pleafe alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rifing fweet, With charm of earlieft birds, pleafant the fun, When firft on this delightful land he fpreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and...
Pàgina 369 - Falfe eloquence, like the prifmatic glafs, Its gaudy colours fpreads on ev'ry place ;The face of nature we no more furvey, All glares alike, without diftinftion gay : jBut true expreffion, like th' unchanging fua, Clears and improves whate'er it mines upon ; It gilds all objefts, but it alters none.
Pàgina 93 - she never told her love, but let concealment, like a worm in the bud, feed on her damask cheek. She pined in thought, and with a green and yellow melancholy, she sat like Patience on a monument, smiling at Grief.
Pàgina 304 - Of grateful evening mild ; then filent night With this her folemn bird, and this fair moon, And thefe the gems of Heav'n, her ftarry train : But neither breath of morn, when...
Pàgina 98 - It is especially seen in the keen eye. It leads us to look forward as if to see, and lean forward as if to reach, the object. We elevate the eyebrow that the view may be clear. But " Fear produces an agony and anxiety about the heart not to be described; and it may be said to paralyze the soul in such a manner as to render it insensible to everything but its own misery. Inertness and torpor pervade the whole system, united with a constriction of the integuments of the body, and also a certain sense...
Pàgina 98 - ... and anxiety about the heart not to be described; and it may be said to paralyze the soul in such a manner as to render it insensible to everything but its own misery. Inertness and torpor pervade the whole system, united with a constriction of the integuments of the body, and also a certain sense of being fettered, or of being rendered incapable of motion. The eyes are pallid, wild, and sunk in their sockets ; the countenance is contracted and wan, the hair stands erect, or at least this sensation...
Pàgina 10 - Affection, has, in itself, a different signification from either of the above. It always represents a less violent, and generally a more durable influence, which things have upon the mind. It is applicable to the manner in which we are affected by them for a continuance. It supposes a more deliberate predilection and aversion, in consequence of the continued influence of some prevailing quality. This distinguishes it from the transient impulse of Passion. Nor is it intimately connected with any external...
Pàgina 304 - ... filent night, With this her folemn bird, and this fair moon, And thefe, the gems of Heav'n, her ftarry train: But neither breath of morn, when fhe...
Pàgina 304 - With this her folemn bird, and this fair moon, And thefe the gems of heav'n, her ftarry train ". But neither breath of morn, when fhe afcends With charm of earlieft...

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