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" The Rosicrucians are a people I must bring you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book, called Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a Novel, that many of the Fair Sex have read it for one by mistake. "
The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes [&c.] by G ... - Seite 94
von Alexander Pope - 1835
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 Seiten
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book, called Le Comte de Gabalis, epigram of Martial or a poem of Cowley. best conditioned Creatures imaginable. For they say, any mortals may enjoy the most intimate familiarities...
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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - 1925 - 462 Seiten
...the Rosicrucian philosophy, according to which, as he explains in his dedication to Miss Fermor, " the four elements are inhabited by spirits, which...air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable." He consulted Addison on the proposed change, and Addison advised him not to touch what was " ttierum...
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The Poems of Alexander Pope: A One-volume Edition of the Twickenham Text ...

Alexander Pope - 1963 - 850 Seiten
...You acquainted with. The best Account I know of them is in a French Book call'd Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its Title and Size is so like a Novel,...Sylphs, Gnomes, Nymphs, and Salamanders. The Gnomes, or Daemons of Earth, delight in Mischief; but the Sylphs, whose Habitation is in the Air, are the best-condition'd...
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Stone Cottage: Pound, Yeats, and Modernism

James Longenbach - 1991
...of The Rape of the Lock. In his dedication to Mrs. Arabella Fermer he describes Le Comte as a book "which both in its Title and Size is so like a Novel,...of the Fair Sex have read it for one by mistake." Yeats read the book at Stone Cottage in his effort to correlate Lady Gregory's folklore with the literature...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 5, Romanticism

George Alexander Kennedy, Marshall Brown, Glyn P. Norton, H. B. Nisbet, Alastair J. Minnis, Ian Johnson, Claude Rawson, Christa Knellwolf, A. Walton Litz, Louis Menand, Raman Selden, Rafey Habib, Lawrence Rainey, Christopher Norris, Christa Knellwolf King - 1989 - 506 Seiten
...baroque prose romances, but condemns ' Pope's dedication to The rape of the lock says one of his sources 'both in its Title and Size is so like a Novel, that...of the Fair Sex have read it for one by Mistake'. The book, Le Comte de Gabalis, is eighty-eight pages. It is evident that Pope used the term for what...
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Mysteries of the Rosie Cross: The History of That Curious Sect of the Middle ...

Health Research - 1993 - 140 Seiten
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called Lc Gomtc de Gabalis, which, both in its title and size, is so like a novel,...spirits, which they call sylphs, gnomes, nymphs and * Hist. of Pliilnsnphy, ii. 462. salamanders. The gnomes, or demons of earth, delight in mischief ;...
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The Triumph of Augustan Poetics: English Literary Culture from Butler to Johnson

Blanford Parker, Parker Blanford - 1998 - 262 Seiten
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book call'd Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a Novel,...many of the fair Sex have read it for one by mistake. ("To Miss Arabella Fermor," 217) The episode described in The Rape is the material of the novel. As...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 Seiten
...best account I know of them is in a French book called Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its tide and size is so like a novel, that many of the fair...have read it for one by mistake. According to these gendemen, the four elements are inhabited by spirits, which they call sylphs, gnomes, nymphs, and salamanders....
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The Rosicrucians: The History, Mythology, and Rituals of an Esoteric Order

Christopher McIntosh - 1998 - 162 Seiten
...You acquainted with. The best account 1 know of them is in a French book call'd Le Comte de Gabalis. According to these Gentlemen, the four Elements are...Spirits, which they call Sylphs, Gnomes, Nymphs and Salamanders."2 These creatures hover over events in Pope's poem. The Sylphs, for example, are whimsically...
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Pope, Print, and Meaning

J. McLaverty, Senior Lecturer in English James McLaverty - 2001 - 257 Seiten
...was 'a French Book call'd Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its Title and Size is so like a \ocel, that many of the Fair Sex have read it for one by Mistake'. Even in jest Pope is aware that the appearance of a book influences the way it is read; the members...
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