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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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Notes and Queries

1872
...— It is strange that so little should be known of-the author of this book, " which," Pope says, " both in its title and size is so like a novel that...of the fair sex have read it for one by mistake." The author was L'Abb6 Montfaucon de Villars, nephew of the celebrated Benedictin Bernard de Montfaucon,...
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Faust: A Tragedy, Band 1

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1872
...by spirits, which they call sylphs, gnomes, nymphs, and salamanders. The gnomes , or demons of the earth , delight in mischief; but the sylphs, whose habitation is in the air, are the best conditioned creatures imaginable." In the first canto of the Rape of the Lock, the passage occurs:...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1873 - 600 Seiten
...extinct, her portrait is still preserved at his earlier seat, Tusmore. See Carruthers, Life of Pope, mischief; but the Sylphs, whose habitation is in the Air, are the best-condition'd creatures imaginable. For they say, any mortals may enjoy the most intimate familiarities...
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An Introduction to the Study of English Literature;: Comprising ...

Henry Noble Day - 1877 - 539 Seiten
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book call'd Le Comte tie 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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Chambers's national reading-books, Bücher 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1877
...love-letters. 145. Kylpl:B. ' The Rosicrucians are a people I must bring you acquainted with . . . According to these gentlemen, the four elements are...air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable' (Pope's Preface}, Care, object of care, person cared for: a common figure. 146. Then . . . those. A...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1878 - 448 Seiten
...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,...air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable. As to the following cantos, all the passages of them are as fabulous as the vision at the beginning,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1878 - 448 Seiten
...you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called Li Comic de Gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a novel,...salamanders. The gnomes or demons of earth delight m mischief ; but the sylphs, whose habitation is in the air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable....
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1879 - 505 Seiten
...with. The best account I hem is in a French book call'd Le Comte tie Gabalisy which both in its title s so like a Novel, that many of the Fair Sex have read it for one by mistake. to these Gentlemen, the four Elements are inhabited by Spirits, which they call nomes, Nymphs, and...
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Faust: A Tragedy, Band 1

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1880 - 460 Seiten
...best account of whom,' he knew of, was 'to be found in a French book called Le Comte de Gabalis. . . . According to these gentlemen the four elements are...they call sylphs, gnomes, nymphs, and salamanders.' NOTE 1 16, PAGE 138. Incubus ! Incubus ! &c. Incubi, says R. Meldegg, were known even to St. Augustine,...
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The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman

William Langland - 1881 - 216 Seiten
...the fire, the nymphs in the water ; and as Pope says, in his Introduction to the Rape of the Lock — 'The gnomes, or demons of earth, delight in mischief; but the sylphs, whose habitation is the air, are the best-conditioned creatures imaginable.' 125. Pult out, put out, put forth, exhibited....
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