I know not what, unless it were the prophet of Tippecanoe, had turned my curiosity to inquiries after the metaphysical science of the Indians, their ecclesiastical establishments, and theological theories; but your letter, written with all the accuracy, perspicuity, and elegance of your youth and middle age, as it has given me great satisfaction, deserves my best thanks. As I have never aimed at making any collection of books upon this subject, I have none of those you have abridged in so concise a manner.
I've spent hundreds of hours tracing down original works for verification as well as culling hundreds more new entries not on any other website. With the help of Google Books' digitization of so many old precious texts and my own collection of dusty books, I've added the results of these efforts to my existing lifelong compilation, and there are now nearly nearly entries.
He is indeed correct, and I am grateful to those who came before me and left clues for where to focus some of my searches. As far as I am aware, this page is by far the world's largest collection of quotations about quotations.
Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.
Ad Augustum," s Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning, if you have enough of them. Reading Henry James, for example, I have muttered to myself, "C'mon, Henry, turn down the brilliance a notch, so I can get some reading done.
Familiar EssaysIt is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion DeVault One of my laws of quotation is that however sure you are that you have attributed a quotation correctly, an earlier source will be pointed out to you.
A great man quotes bravely and will not draw on his invention when his memory serves him with a word as good. Through the centuries quotation collectors have saved quotations that would otherwise be lost.
There is such an endless variety of blossoms on every side—so much to charm the eye, and woo the touch, that he who merely aims at arranging a suitable wreath, is apt to fail, from the very profusion of materials that are scattered around him.
A Dictionary of Quotations I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connection, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made.
For, Quotation must not be confined to passages adduced out of authors. He who cites the opinion, or remark, or saying of another, whether it has been written or spoken, is certainly one who quotes; and this we shall find to be universally practiced.
XXII, Quotation is more universal and more ancient than one would perhaps believe. Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, June He wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
I am, I may as well face it, more quotatious than an old stock-market ticker-tape machine, except that you can't unplug me. Familiar Essays[T]here is no richer treasure than a collection of the beautiful thoughts and maxims of the world's literati Written for the Universal Improvement of Mankind.
James's Library, I'm discovering that everybody is a closet quotesmith.
Just give them a chance. Hamilton What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? Take fifty of our current proverbial sayings—they are so trite, so threadbare, that we can hardly bring our lips to utter them.
None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race, and the man who orders his life according to their teaching cannot go far wrong.
How easy that seems!
Jonathan Edwards’ sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” and Benjamin Franklin’s, “Autobiography,” portray how to succeed in the world in two completely different ways. Edwards speaks through an angry tone scaring the people to do well, while . Edwards was looking for perfection through God while Franklin through his own accomplishments. The author of “Personal Narrative” was god-centered while the second writer was other-man centered. Franklin helped other people by showing his successes and . Perserving our Heritage Level 1 Part 1, Moe Ccue C My Box-Spanish 6/Pk, Stone A Visit to the Suez Canal (), T. K. Lynch Ageing, health and care, Christina R. Victor Lighthouses and Lifesaving on Washington's Outer Coast, William S Hanable.
Has any one ever done so? Has any man ever attained to inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began!
He must pass through the fire. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth.
When I find a choice one I pounce on it like a lepidopterist. My day is made.
When I lose one because I did not copy it out at once I feel bereft. I think there is wisdom in these pages but I know there is nonsense too. I can't resist the flippant phrase.
I have ear for no other harmony than the harmony of words. To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. In borrowing a passage, they carefully observe its connexion; they collect authorities, to reconcile any disparity in them before they furnish the one they adopt; they advance no fact without a witness, and they are not loose and general in their references, as I have been told is our historian Henry so frequently, that it is suspected he deals much in second-hand ware.A noble savage is a literary stock character who embodies the concept of the indigene, outsider, wild human, an "other" who has not been "corrupted" by civilization, and therefore symbolizes humanity's innate goodness..
In English, the phrase first appeared in the 17th century in John Dryden's heroic play The Conquest of Granada (), wherein it was used in reference to newly created man.
McDermott, Gerald Robert: Civil Religion in the American Revolutionary Period: An Historiographic Analysis: XVIII: 4: McDonald, H. Dermot: Hope: Human and Christian.
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Optasia Library Christian Ministry Resources for the Blind This page updated, October 31, Index. Bibles English Language Bibles Hebrew and Greek Bibles. American Literature MWF Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin are two very respected authors in our time, but never had the pleasure of knowing one another in their own time.
Edwards and Franklin possessed common views regarding their pride and desire to improve themselves; how.