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Seite 189 - ANOTHER source of the sublime is infinity ; if it does not rather belong to the last, (infinity has a tendency to fill the mind with that sort of delightful horror, which is the most genuine effect, and truest test of the sublime.
Seite 93 - CELTIC DRUIDS; Or, an Attempt to show that the Druids were the Priests of Oriental Colonies, who emigrated from India, and were the Introducers of the First or Cadmean System of Letters, and the Builders of Stonehenge, of Carnac, and of other Cyclopean works in Asia and Europe.
Seite 49 - The autumn of that year, or the spring afterwards (I forget which), my father got leave of his colonel to fix me at school, — which he did near Halifax, with an able master ; with whom I stayed some time, till, by God's care of me, my cousin Sterne, of Elvington, became a father to me, and sent me to the university, &c.
Seite 49 - My father was a little smart man, active to the last degree in all exercises, most patient of fatigue and disappointments, of which it pleased God to give him full measure. He was, in his temper, somewhat rapid and hasty, but of a kindly sweet disposition, void of all design ; and so innocent in his own intentions, that he suspected no one ; so that you might have cheated him ten times in a day, if nine had not been sufficient for your purpose.
Seite 149 - VIII.,* a thin volume in quarto ; a new edition of which he published, with a Supplement, in 1793. In 1774 he published the first volume 4to. of what he called ' Horda-Angel-Cynnan. or a complete View of the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, &c. of the Inhabitants of England, from the arrival of the Saxons;' the second volume of which appeared in 1775, and the third in 1776.
Seite 169 - Itinerarium Curiosum, or an Account of the Antiquities and Remarkable Curiosities in Nature or Art observed in Travels through Great Britain ;' illustrated with copper-plates, fol., 1724. A second volume, or
Seite 75 - I think, somewhat earlier than upon other young trees of the same age, which grow upon stocks of their own species ; but the growth and vigour of the tree, and its power to nourish a succession of heavy crops, are diminished, apparently, by the stagnation, in the branches and stock, of a portion of that sap, which, in a tree growing upon its own stem, or upon a stock of its own species, would descend to nourish and promote the extension of the roots.
Seite 253 - Janina, at the end of the last and the beginning of the present century. The political condition of Epirus, or Southern Albania, previous to that epoch, was very peculiar.
Seite 189 - The same reflections are in a good measure applicable to sublimity ; particularly, that, like grandeur, it is a species of agreeableness ; that a beautiful object placed high, appearing more agreeable than formerly, produces in the spectator a new emotion, termed the emotion of sublimity ; and...
Seite 283 - ... the slow subsidence of some flocculent chemical precipitates in a transparent fluid, when viewed perpendicularly from above: so faithfully, indeed, that it is hardly possible not to be impressed with the idea of a luminous medium intermixed, but not confounded, with a transparent and non-luminous atmosphere, either floating as clouds in our air, or pervading it in vast sheets and columns like flame, or the streamers of our northern lights, directed in lines perpendicular to the surface.