The Modern Novel: A Study of the Purpose and Meaning of Fiction

A.A. Knopf, 1918 - 336 Seiten

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Seite 24 - AN author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.
Seite 28 - Mr. Norris has a fine copy of verses, called Friendship in Perfection, which I wonderfully admire. Have you seen the book?" says Mrs. Veal. "No," says Mrs. Bargrave, "but I have the verses of my own writing out.
Seite 92 - ... in it, — all was mixed up so kindly within him; my uncle Toby had scarce a heart to retaliate upon a fly. — Go...
Seite 143 - He laid down several maxims as the certain methods of attaining greatness, to which, in his own pursuit of it, he constantly adhered. As— 1. Never to do more mischief to another than was necessary to the effecting his purpose ; for that mischief was too precious a thing to be thrown away. 2. To know no distinction of men from affection; but to sacrifice all with equal readiness to his interest. 3. Never to communicate more of an affair than was necessary to the person who was to execute it. 4....
Seite 93 - I'll not hurt, a hair of thy head: — Go, says he, lifting up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke, to let it escape; — go, poor devil, get thee gone, why should I hurt thee? — This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
Seite 274 - If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed...
Seite 36 - The provision, then, which we have here made is no other than Human Nature. Nor do I fear that my sensible reader, though most luxurious in his taste, will start, cavil, or be offended, because I have named but one article.
Seite 284 - For I think that all right use of life, and the one secret of life, is to pave ways for the firmer footing of those who succeed us...
Seite 95 - The comic poet is in the narrow field, or enclosed square, of the society he depicts; and he addresses the still narrower enclosure of men's intellects, with reference to the operation of the social world upon their characters.
Seite 92 - My uncle Toby was a man patient of injuries ; — not from want of courage ; — I have told you in a former chapter, ' that he was a man of courage...

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