Footnote 2: In both conception and execution, the original of the above Chapter, in Mr. DICKENS's work, is, perhaps, the least felicitous page of fiction ever penned by the great novelist; and, as this Adaptation is in no wise intended as a burlesque, or caricature, of the style at the original, (but rather as a conscientious imitation of it, so far as practicable,) the Adapter has not allowed himself that license of humor which, in the most comically effective treatment of said Chapter, might bear the appearance of such an intention.
He is only insisting that imitation in unmetrical language is still poetry; that meter is not the characteristic element of poetic.
They are readily distinguished from modern imitations by their clear and silvery ring when struck, and by the finely watered appearance of the blade, produced by its having been first made of woven wire, and then worked over and over again until it attained the requisite temper.
It substitutes Imitation for Invention; reproduction of old types instead of the creation of new.
As the characteristic quality of poetic, imitation to Aristotle evidently did not mean a literal copy.
FRENCH DETECTIVE TAKES BACK PASTE IMITATIONS FROM AMERICA.
The aim was obedient imitation on the part of the child, and the imagined virtues accruing to him in consequence were good habits, patience, accuracy and technical skill.
As this was said not only vehemently, but with an accent that defies imitation with the pen, Mrs. Willoughby was quite at a loss to get a clue to the idea; but, her husband, more accustomed to men of Mike's class, was sufficiently lucky to comprehend what he was at.
Plagiarism and imitation during the English Renaissance; a study in critical distinctions. (