GRAMMAR REVIEW.--LESSON V Voici.--Voila.--Il y a.--Expressions with avoir.--Se trouver.--Aimer mieux.--Venir de.
Jacopo d'Aqui in the Imago Mundi, says of the Assassins: "Dicitur iis quod sunt in Paradiso magno Dei Terreni"--expressions, no doubt, taken in both cases from Polo's book.
Il est de plus decrete, que quiconque se servira d'expressions dans un discours public prononce au barreau, au barre des Judges, au Theatre, en chaire, ou dans tout lieu quelconque; quiconque se servira d'expressions dans des conversations ou des discours particulars, ou fera usage des signes ou fera des actions ayant une tendance a produire du mecontentement parmi la population de couleur libre ou a exciter a l'insubordination parmi les esclaves de cet Etat; quiconque donnera sciemment la main a apporter dans cet Etat aucun papier, brochure ou livre ayant la meme tendance que dessus, sera, sur conviction, pardevant toute cour de juridiction competante, condamne a l'emprisonnement aux travaux forces pour un terme qui ne sera pas moindre de trois ans et qui n'excedera pas vingt un ans, ou a la peine de mort a la discretion de la cour!!!!
Mamma says she has a stuck-up expression,--such a funny word, 'stuck-up'!--and does not look like a lady.
Both French and Indians had been present, for the former had written on the trees many insolent and scurrilous expressions,--which gave me a poorer opinion of them than I had yet entertained,--and the Indians had marked up the number of scalps they had taken, some eight or ten in all.
And so thus they dance their pastoral, Don Sanchez taking a tambourine and tapping it lightly to the measure, up to Moll's song, which so ravished these hardy, stony men by the pathetic sweetness of her voice,--for they could understand nothing save by her expression,--that they would not let the dance go on until she had sung it through again.
Before the fire"--I felt my color rising, but there was no shade of change in my companion's expression--"the mansions of the 'Big Four' of the Central Pacific--Huntington, Hopkins, Stanford and Crocker--and the Comstock millionaires--Flood, Fair and others--filled with magnificent works of craftsmen and artists, had more than local fame."
Read any one of his speeches, as reported with astonishing correctness in the London "Times," and you will appreciate the clear, philosophical statement of political truth,--the dignified, elevated, statesmanlike tone,--the rare felicity of expression,--the rhetorical beauty of style, never usurping the place of argument, though often concealing the sharp angles of his relentless logic,--the marvellous ease with which he makes the dry details of finance not only instructive, but positively fascinating,--his adroitness in retrieving a mistake, or his sagacity in abandoning, in season, an indefensible position,--the lofty and indignant scorn with which he sometimes condescends to annihilate an insolent adversary, or the royal courtesy of his occasional compliments.
Largeness of intellect, acute discrimination, clear and explicit statement, masterly arrangement of matter, an unmistakable performance of the real business of expression,--these qualities make every reader of the sermons conscious that a mind of great vigor, breadth, and pungency is brought into direct contact with his own.
"Pray, madam," now said Cromwell, still looking the agreeable--so far as his saturnine features would admit of such expression--"to what happy circumstance am I indebted for the honour of this visit?"
At times, too, there was a light in her eye and in her face an "unearthly, absolutely angelic expression"--to use her own words about her little Bessie, six and twenty years before--that filled him with a strange wonder, and which, after her departure, he often recalled as prophetic of the coming event and the glory that should follow.
Footnote 14: This, doubtless, means the "Deformed Transformed," and the fact that this poem was not published till January, 1824, rendering it probable that Goethe had not actually seen it, accounts for the inaccuracy of the expression.--Trans.
Something is wrong!--I said to myself, when I noticed his expression.--Well, Mr. Langdon,--I said to him, when we were alone,--can I do anything for you to-day?
Suddenly he stopped his fork on its way to his mouth, and his face assumed a most doleful expression.--"What's the matter?"
Knowing that you were in the habit of visiting Paul's workroom, and seeing all the work of his cunning fingers, I got him to make the locket out of a piece of gold I got from my uncle, and the inscription was,"--and here he paused as if to watch her expression,--"yes, designed, to quicken your affection for me by awakening jealousy.
Then people began to see again that Symbolism was the underlying spirit of Art--as they had known perfectly well, of course, in medieval days: that Art consisted in going beneath the material surfaces that reflected light, or the material events that happened, in painting and literature respectively, and, by a process of selection, of symbolizing (not photographically representing) the Ideas beneath the Things--the Substance beneath the Accidents--the Thought beneath the Expression--(you can call it what you like).
"Get out with you, Cobbs!"--that was that there boy's expression--"you're joking."
Tis a mere carcass of a face; fat, flabby, and expressive chiefly of inexpression.
M'appuyant sur votre bienveillame et sur la fraternite qui unit les ames dans le Seigneur, je vous prie, Madame, de ne pas me considerer comme une etrangere et d'agreer l'expression de mon estime et mes voeux en Christ.
I had, indeed, a letter to the chancellor director, Herr von Lille, and to the governor, Herr von Jermaloff; but both gentlemen were not much pleased with me--my free expression of opinion, perhaps, did not suit them.
One might have read in that expression-- "Not a feature in these two faces in the least similar, and the age is beyond all mortal doubt.
"Possibly, but if they are necessary to the development of a bigger art expression----" "They ought to work in secret, and exhibit in the dark."
Such inscriptions as the following are common:-- FELICISSIMVS DVLCIS,--GAVDENTIA IN PACE, --SEVERA IN DEO VIVAS,-- or, with a little more fulness of expression,-- DVLCISSIMO FILIO ENDELECIO BENEMERENTI QVI VIXIT ANNOS II MENSE VNV DIES XX IN PACE To the sweetest son Endelechius, the well- deserving, who lived two years, one month, twenty days.
Lines like the following show the vigorous flow of the verse, the love for lonely scenery, and a wealth of figurative expression:-- "Mont Blanc is the monarch of mountains, They crowned him long ago On a throne of rocks, in a robe of clouds With a diadem of snow."
As Agnes spoke these words, her cheek, usually so clear and pale, became suffused with a tremulous color, and her dark eyes had a deep, divine expression;--a moment after, the color slowly faded, her head drooped, and her long, dark lashes fell on her cheek, while her hands were folded on her bosom.
It would be impossible to express the distraction monsieur du Plessis testified at this expression:--a thousand times over did he repeat that dreadful word NEVER;--then added, neither engaged by love or promise, yet never can be mine!
Importance of a Definition.--Lie Positive, and Lie Negative.--Speech and Act.--Element of Intention.--Concealment Justifiable, and Concealment Unjustifiable.--Witness in Court.--Concealment that is Right.--Concealment that is Sinful.--First Duty of Fallen Man.--Brutal Frankness.--Indecent Exposure of Personal Opinion.--Lie Never Tolerable as Means of Concealing.--False Leg or Eye.--Duty of Disclosure Conditioned on Relations to Others.--Deception Purposed, and Resultant Deception.--Limits of Responsibility for Results of Action.--Surgeon Refusing to Leave Patient.--Father with Drowning Child.--Mother and Wife Choosing.--Others Self-Deceived concerning Us.--Facial Expression.--"A Blind Patch.
It is a continuation of Under Hoeststjaernen, and forms the culmination, the acquiescent close, of the self-expressional series that began with Sult.
We conclude that Love's Labor's Lost, for instance, is an early play, because of its form,--excess of rime, small proportion of blank verse, lack of mastery of poetic expression,--and also because it suffers from the puns, conceits, and overdrawn wit and imagery of his early work.
And here he differed, it is said by great critics, from the ancients, who thought more of form than of moral expression,--as may be seen in the faces of the Venus de Medici and the Apollo Belvedere, matchless and inimitable as these statues are in grace and beauty.
"You look," said he, pausing to cough behind his hand again, "you look--blooming, mam,--if you'll allow the expression,--blooming,--as you ever do, mam."
Mr. Jeffrey is far from a flowery or affected writer; he has few tropes or figures, still less any odd startling thoughts or quaint innovations in expression:--but he has a constant supply of ingenious solutions and pertinent examples; he never proses, never grows dull, never wears an argument to tatters; and by the number, the liveliness and facility of his transitions, keeps up that appearance of vivacity, of novel and sparkling effect, for which others are too often indebted to singularity of combination or tinsel ornaments.
In three days I was to be made happy with the possession of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) on the nail,--excuse the homely expression,--great expectations for the future, and the hand of my Saccharissa.
He begged me to draw him a mill; this was very easy, so far as regards the exterior,--that is, the wheel, and the waterfall that sets it in motion; but the interior,--the disposition of the wheels, the stones to bruise the grain, the sieve, or bolter, to separate the flour from the bran; all this complicated machinery was difficult to explain; but he comprehended all, adding his usual expression,--"I will try, and I shall succeed."
EXPRESSIONISM AND EXHIBITIONISM We need a detailed examination of the various forms of expression art has differentiated into, in its relation to exhibitionism and as effects of the circulating libido-producing substance of the gonads.
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Breathlessly we crept to the water-side and the unsuspecting ducks, and then Major Griffiths fired into the brown,--is that the proper expression?--killing I don't know how many.
As they now crowded round the cynosures of the day, there was something too ardent and unrestrained in their homage, something too emphatic in their expressions and gestures, for true breeding; while in their handsome, but "light, revelling, and protesting faces," traces of the night's orgies were still visible, which gave their fine features a licentious cast, and deprived their open and very manly countenances of every mark of intellectual expression.--Lady Morgan's "O'Briens and O'Flahertys."
"I told you in my letters that I liked it," she replied in an expressionless monotone.
Again Gloria's tired body was assured of rest; again King said expressionlessly: "Come on."
Leonardo uses the same expression,--"li omini inventori e interpreti tra la natura e gli omini."
shtick to dat fine expressionment," cried Dan'l, eagerly. "
THE NON-DRAMATIC POETRY--LYRICAL VERSE A Medium of Artistic Expression.--No age has surpassed the Elizabethan in lyrical poems, those "short swallow flights of song," as Tennyson defines them.
In each age by turn some one mental organ is in a state of hypertrophy; immediately that becomes the medium of expression,--not that it is the only possible or even the best, but that its time has come,--then it gives place to another.
How beautiful, sincere and upright are his confidential expressions upon this point!
to the case of a word --expressions, PREC.
Undaunted by these repeated failures, Hiawatha, by a great final effort, "tumbled all the tribe together" in the manner of a family group, and-- "Did at last obtain a picture Where the faces all succeeded-- Each came out a perfect likeness Then they joined and all abused it, Unrestrainedly abused it, As the worst and ugliest picture They could possibly have dreamed of; 'Giving one such strange expressions-- Sullen, stupid, pert expressions.
And another, in stanzas of extreme strength and eloquent description, describes a storm at night "among the mountains of Snowdon," with these expressions:-- ----"The bird of night Screams from her straw-built nest, as from the womb Of infant death, and wheels her drowsy flight Amid the pine-clad rocks, with wonder and afright."
He was clever in nicknames and witty expressions,--as when he dubbed the Blue Book of the Import Duties Committee "the greatest work of imagination that the nineteenth century had produced."
"But how short of its excellency are my expressions!"--Baxter cor.