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Poetry , indeed , cannot be translated ; and , therefore , it is the poets that
preserve languages ; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language , if
we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation . But as the
beauties of ...
Whole volumes of commentary have been written on this celebrated definition .
Aristotle ' s meaning may be , perhaps , thus simply unfolded . The exercise of the
passions of pity and terror on fictitious subjects , by familiarising the mind to the ...
... but if we see that a man carries it too far , we pity the object of it , and are taught
to moderate that passion . ” My record upon this occasion does great injustice to
Johnson ' s expression , which was so forcible and brilliant , written in a book !
He told us , “ almost all his Ramblers were written just as they were wanted for
the press ; that he sent a certain portion of the copy of an essay , and wrote the
remainder while the former part of it was printing . When it was wanted , and he
Sir Joshua said , what I have often thought , that he wondered to find so much
good writing employed in them , when the authors were to remain unknown , and
so could not have the ... Having written to him , I received the following answer .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rylltraka - LibraryThing
The texts themselves are priceless, but the translations in this volume are seriously dated and often obscure the meaning of the Greek - especially worthy of disdain are the Aristophanes translations ... Read full review
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Great collection of works. Read full review