The Rhetoric, Poetic and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, tr. by T. Taylor

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Page 479 - In this was every art, and every charm, To win the wisest, and the coldest warm : Fond love, the gentle vow, the gay desire, The kind deceit, the still reviving fire, 250 Persuasive speech, and more persuasive sighs, Silence that spoke, and eloquence of eyes.
Page 243 - But most important of all is the structure of the incidents. For Tragedy is an imitation, not of men, but of an action and of life, and life consists in action, and its end is a mode of action, not a quality.
Page 66 - I had it not from Jove, nor the just gods Who rule below ; nor could I ever think A mortal's law of power or strength sufficient To abrogate th' unwritten law divine, Immutable, eternal, not like these Of yesterday, but made ere time began.
Page 409 - For perhaps it is not the same thing to be a good man, and a good citizen. But there is one species of the justice which subsists according to a part, and of the just pertaining to it,.. and which consists in the distributions either of honour, or riches, or such other things as may be divided among those who partake of the same polity. For in these it is ' ie In the third Book of the Politics, Chap.
Page 260 - For the poet as much as possible should cooperate with the gestures [of the actor] ; since those are naturally most adapted to persuade who are themselves under the influence of passion. Hence, also, he agitates others who is himself agitated, and he excites others to anger who is himself most truly enraged. Hence, poetry is the province either of one who is naturally clever, or of one who is insane. For these characters, the one is easily fashioned, but the other is prone to ecstasy.
Page 256 - In the second place, the manners must be adapted to the persons. For there are manners which are characterized by fortitude, but it is not suited to a woman to be either brave or terrible. In the third place, the manners must be similar. For this, as was before observed, differs from making the manners to be good and adapted.
Page 273 - Concerning the poetry, however, which is narrative and imitative in meter, it is evident that it ought to have dramatic fables, in the same manner as tragedy, and should be conversant with one whole and perfect action, which has a beginning, middle, and end, in order that, like one whole animal, it may produce its appropriate pleasure;^ and that it may not be like the custom of histories, in which it is not necessary to treat of one action, but of one time, viz. of such things as have happened in...
Page 199 - Th' afflicted Deeps, tumultuous, mix and roar; The Waves behind impel the Waves before, Wide-rolling, foaming high, and tumbling to the shore.
Page 257 - Tyro. These signs also may be used in a better or worse manner. Thus Ulysses, through his scar, is in one way known by his nurse, and in another by the swineherds. For the recognitions which are for the sake of credibility, are more inartificial, and all of them are of this kind ; but those which are from peripetia, such as were made...
Page 593 - By these no statutes and no rights are known, No council held, no monarch fills the throne, But high on hills, or airy cliffs, they dwell, Or deep in caves whose entrance leads to hell. Each rules his race, his neighbour not his care, Heedless of others, to his own severe.

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