In reviews and critical essays, the general characters of style are usually designated by such epithets as these;--concise, diffuse,--neat, negligent,--terse, bungling,--nervous, weak,--forcible, feeble,--vehement, languid,--simple, affected,--easy, stiff,--pure, barbarous,--perspicuous, obscure,--elegant, uncouth,--florid, plain,--flowery, artless,--fluent, dry,--piquant, dull,--stately, flippant,--majestic, mean,--pompous, modest,--ancient, modern.
Those of us affluent enough to maintain such non-essentials patch them ourselves until they are beyond reclamation.
I may then boldly conclude with Theodoret, quotiescunque divitiis affluentem, &c. "As often as you shall see a man abounding in wealth," qui gemmis bibit et Serrano dormit in ostro, "and naught withal, I beseech you call him not happy, but esteem him unfortunate, because he hath many occasions offered to live unjustly; on the other side, a poor man is not miserable, if he be good, but therefore happy, that those evil occasions are taken from him."
Most of the works on gardening which have come under my observation, are not only expensive, but appear to have been written almost exclusively for the affluent;--for those who possess, or can afford to possess, all the luxuries of the garden.
Rerum omnium affluentia et loci mira opportunitas, nullo non die hospites in portas advertebant.
The two eldest, who were both in the bank, were quiet, sober men, who lived affluently and were married to religious wives, and brought up their children plentifully and piously.
Thus it is not difficult to understand how Rome came to be the leading city of Latium; how she came to work her conquering way into Etruria to the north, the land of a strange people who at one time threatened to dominate the whole of Italy; how she advanced up the Tiber valley and its affluents into the heart of the Apennines, and southward into the Oscan country of Samnium and the rich plain of Campania.
Principes plerumque ob licentiam et adfluentiam divitiarum istam passionem solent incurrere.
"Fourth.--The effluent is not liable to secondary putrefaction."
That same night it hastened forwards thirty miles to Ham's Fork,--a confluent of Black's Fork, which empties into Green River,--where several supply-trains were gathered, upon which there was danger that the Mormons would make an attack.
Footnote 1: "Juxta Paraquariae metropolim rupes utcumque cuspidata, sed in modicam planitiem desinens cernitur, in cujus summitate vestigia pedum humanorum saxo impressa adhuc manent, affirmantibus constanter indigenis, ex eo loco Apostolum Thomam multitudini undequaque ad eum audiendum confluenti solitum fuisse legem divinam tradere: et addunt mandiocae, ex qua farinam suam ligneam conficiunt, plantandae rationem ab eodem accepisse."
In the Illyrian land Pelium, the city of the Dassaretae, on the upper confluents of the Apsus, was taken by storm and strongly garrisoned to serve as
IN RIVUM A MOLA STOANA LICHFELDIAE DIFFLUENTEM.
So bends tormented TANTALUS to drink, 420 While from his lips the refluent waters shrink; Again the rising stream his bosom laves, And Thirst consumes him 'mid circumfluent waves.
"I have not observed in any of the unfiltered effluents from this process which I have examined any signs of putrefaction, but, on the contrary, a tendency to oxidize.
Mr. Jones in his language (in this piece) does not affect being very poetical;--nor is his verification always mellifluent, as in his other writings;--but it is well adapted for speaking: The design is well conducted, the story rises regularly, the business is not suspended, and the characters are well sustained.
A thorough naturalist, though saturated with the mannerism of the Umbrian school, Pinturicchio was not distracted either by scientific or ideal aims from the clear and fluent presentation of contemporary manners and costumes.
84, anno tertio, ad Capuas Fluenta, recorded by Laertius and others, or Ancile or buckler in Numa's time, recorded by Festus.
And those, he said, were Angels of God, and that Place was Paradise, that God had promised to his Friends, saying, 'Dabo vobis Terram fluentem Lacte et Melle' ('I shall give thee a Land flowing with Milk and Honey').
Nec tu delicias nimis aspernare fluentes, Nec sero dominam venientem in vota, nec aurum, Si sapis, oblatum: (Curijs ea, Fabricijsque Grande sui decus ij, nostri sed dedecus aeui;) Nec sectare nimis: res vtraque crimine plena.
Ike Billings, that's the han'somest and fluentest all-round swearer on the Saco, has tried his best on the side jam.
Dey 'splained dat I wuz too 'fluential wid de negroes and proceeded to string me up by de neck.
Footnote B: This logograph Newton afterwards rendered as follows: "Una methodus consistit in extractione fluentis quantitatis ex aequatione simul involvente; altera tantum in assumptione seriei pro quantitate incognita ex qua ceterae commode derivari possunt, et in collatione terminonim homologorum aequationis resultantis ad eruendos terminos seriei assumptae."
Sir Wynston and he chatted gaily and fluently upon many subjects, grave and gay.
B The reference is obviously to what was afterwards known as the Method of Fluxions and Fluents.
A couple of hours brought the steamer to the bar of Binuanga (not Bincanga as it is called in Coello's map), and a third to Bulacan, the capital of the province, situated on the flat banks of an influent of the Pampanga delta.
Exeunt autem ab illo fonte versus nostri partes hemispherij, hoc est nobis de illo loco in occidentem quatuor flumina, Pyson, Gyon, Tygris, et Euphrates, ab ista dimidia parte terrae circa AEquatoris circulum terrae influentes, quapropter et merito credendum videtur, exire de eodem fonte et alia quatuor flumina irrigantia terram oppositam, quae est circa alteram dimidiam partem circuli AEquatoris, quamuis nos eorum fluminum loca, virtutes, et nomina ignoramus, quod homines habitant ab alia parte AEquinoctij.
Coelum vehiculum divinae virtutis, cujus mediante motu, lumine et influentia, Deus!
Plurimum incitant et provocant influentiae caelestes.
Either of these envoys, if they were ever in Seville, may be referred to here, or some other influential Fleming who may have been there under similar conditions, or this may be mere fiction.
Such a man will say: "Keep your gilt carriages and huzzaing mobs, keep your red-tape clerks, your influentialities, your important businesses.
Influentially, it reappeared in Pestalozzi, the first practical reformer of methods; in Froebel, the inventor of the Kindergarten; in Spencer, the great systematizer of the philosophy of development; and through these its spirit pervades the whole world of education at the present time.
Ptolomaeus centiloquio, et quadripartito tribuit omnium melancholicorum symptoma siderum influentis.
Judaei maxime insectantur foedum hunc, et immundum apud Christianas Concubitum, ut illicitum abhorrent, et apud suos prohibent; et quod Christiani toties leprosi, amentes, tot morbili, impetigines, alphi, psorae, cutis et faciei decolorationes, tam multi morbi epidemici, acerbi, et venenosi sint, in hunc immundum concubitum rejiciunt, et crudeles in pignora vocant, qui quarta, luna profluente hac mensium illuvie concubitum hunc non perhorrescunt.
Apud antiquos amor Lethes olim fuit, is ardentes faeces in profluentum inclinabat; hujus statua Veneris Eleusinae templo visebatur, quo amantes confluebant, qui amicae memoriam deponere volebant.
"If o'er their lives a refluent glance they cast, Theirs is the present who can praise the past.
Histories are commonly uninfluential or worthless, unless written with views so earnest and decided as to show bias.