July 6th.--My return to the Agency at the Sault was in the midst of its summer business.
7th.--My sail is in sight; it's at hand; I have all but boarded the vessel.
8.--My mind feels a little more gathered than it has been for some time past; but the little outward difficulties which are continually arising have a great tendency to disperse the best feelings.
8th.--My life is a nice little life just now, as regular as clockwork.
August 9th.--My diplomacy began yesterday, for I received in the morning a communication from the Governor-General of the province, not frankly conceding our demands, but making tolerably plausible proposals for the sake of occasioning delay.
And fro him comethe out smoke and stynk and fuyr, and so moche abhomynacioun, that unethe no man may there endure.
A dominie, mon--an auld dominie: he keeped a schule, and cau'd it an acaadamy.'
A dominie, mon--an auld dominie--he keeped a schule and caauld it an acaademy.'"
Hunting machines, that would fly like balloons over a ten-foot wall--A candidate for the Circumnavigation Club, who has been four times round the world in his own, yacht--A point of bad taste to make a morning call by daylight--Dining at twelve P.M.--A spring-door with a self-acting knocker, which gives a treble knock, and is opened by a steam porter in livery--A chair mounting from the hall, through the ceiling, into the drawing room--Talking to a lady two miles off through a telescope, till one's fingers ache--A callisthenic academy for the children of pauper operatives--An automaton note-writer--A lady professing ignorance of Almack's, "a club where Swift and Johnson used to meet, but I don't profess to be an antiquarian"--"Love and Algebra," one of the common scientific novels thumbed by coal-heavers and orange-women, very well for the common people--Every thing is taught them now by means of scientific novels: such as "Geological Atoms, or the Adventures of a Dustman"--Doubted very much whether English wheat is fit for any thing but the brute creation--Dark times of the 19th century--Six-hourly and half-daily newspapers--"apropos, as the hackney-coachmen say"--Turkey, one of the southern provinces of Russia--His Majesty Jonathan III.
Levi, it may be, pale, thoughtful Levi, sees other fields "white to harvest," and struggles up through a New England academy- and college-education, to find a seat in the lecture-rooms of Andover, and to hope for a pulpit hereafter.
"--Letter from Jeremiah Evarts.--Morse upholds righteousness of the war.--Henry Thornton.--Political discussions.-- Gilbert Stuart.--William Wilberforce.--James Wynne's reminiscences of Morse, Coleridge, Leslie, Allston, and Dr. Abernethy.--Letters from his mother and brother.--Letters from friends on the state of the fine arts in America.--"The Dying Hercules" exhibited at the Royal Academy.-- Expenses of painting.--Receives Adelphi Gold Medal for statuette of Hercules.--Mr.
Is it conceivable that he would have given his support to a literary academy,--a project which began to find advocates during his lifetime?
ACADEMY.--"A fresh record, and worth the reading.
It was he who founded the French Academy,--although he excluded from it men of original genius whose views he did not like.
ACADEMY.--"An attractive book."
Bartholomew's Fair.--Efforts to be economical.--Signs of war.--Mails delayed.--Admitted to Royal Academy.--Disturbances, riots, and murders CHAPTER IV JANUARY 18, 1812--AUGUST 6, 1812 Political opinions.--Charles R. Leslie's reminiscences of Morse, Allston, King, and Coleridge.--C.B. King's letter.--Sidney E. Morse's letter.-- Benjamin West's kindness.--Sir William Beechy.--Murders, robberies, etc.
Even the revived Mediaeval school, which, under the distinguished leadership of M. Viollet le Duc and the lamented M. J.B.A. Lassus, has lately been strengthened to a remarkable degree in France, and which shared with the Romantique the displeasure of the Academy,--even this has tacitly acknowledged the power of Greek lines, and instinctively suffered them to purify, to a certain degree, the old grotesque Gothic license.
--James Wynne's reminiscences of Morse, Coleridge, Leslie, Allston, and Dr. Abernethy.--Letters from his mother and brother.--Letters from friends on the state of the fine arts in America.--"The Dying Hercules" exhibited at the Royal Academy.--Expenses of painting.--Receives Adelphi Gold Medal for statuette of Hercules.--Mr.
Letter L.--English Exhibitions of Works of Art.--The Society of Arts.--Royal Academy.--Jews in Parliament.
In this state of mind he was drawn to the doctrines of the New Academy,--or, as Augustine in his "Confessions" calls them, the Academics,--whose representatives, Arcesilaus and Carneades, also made great pretensions, but denied the possibility of arriving at absolute truth,--aiming only at probability.
"--Also apologizes for hasty temper.--Reassured by Allston.--Humorous letter from Leslie.--Goes to New Hampshire to paint portraits.--Concord.--Meets Miss Lucretia Walker.--Letters to his parents concerning her.--His parents reply.--Engaged to Miss Walker.--His parents approve.--Many portraits painted.--Miss Walker's parents consent.--Success in Portsmouth.--Morse and his brother invent a pump.--Highly endorsed by President Day and Eli Whitney.--Miss Walker visits Charlestown.--Morse's religious convictions.--More success in New Hampshire.--Winter in Charleston, South Carolina.--John A. Alston.--Success.--Returns north.--Letter from his uncle Dr. Finley.--Marriage CHAPTER XI NOVEMBER 19, 1818--MARCH 31, 1821 Morse and his wife go to Charleston, South Carolina.--Hospitably entertained and many portraits painted.--Congratulates Allston on his election to the Royal Academy.--Receives commission to paint President Monroe.--Trouble in the parish at Charlestown.--Morse urges his parents to leave and come to Charleston.--Letters of John A. Alston.--Return to the North.--Birth of his first child.--Dr.
Li's fortunes were again propitious, and in company with two or three hundred new-made doctors, he was summoned to the palace to contend in presence of the emperor for the honor of a seat in the Imperial Academy,--the Hanlin, or "Forest of Pencils."
His is the critical eclecticism of the 'New Academy'--the spirit so prevalent in our own day, which fights against the shackles of dogmatism.
Letter XX.--Works of Art.--Power's Greek Slave.--Exhibition of the Royal Academy.--Turner's late Pictures.--Webster.--Thorburn.--New Houses of Parliament.--Artists in Water-Colors.
They call it Grantley Academy,--where Frank and Ford are going."
The grave grace with which he had bent to kiss her hand made of the formal salutation an accolade--"My homage to you, Jerry's Janie!"
And cheese his mansion and dwellynge in achadomye a town/ whiche was not only destroyed but also was full of pestelence/ so that by the cure and charge and customance of sorowe that be there suffrid/ myght eschewe the heetes and occasions of lecherye/ And many of his disciples dyde in lyke wyse/ Helemand reherceth that demostenes the philosopher lay ones by a right noble woman for his disporte/ and playnge with her he demanded of her what he shold gyue to haue to doo wyth her/ And she answerd to hym/ a thousand pens/ and he sayd agayn to her I shold repente me to bye hit so dere/ And whan he aduysed hym that he was so sore chauffid to speke to her for tacc=oplissh his flesshely defire/ he dispoyled hym alle naked and wente and putte hym in the middes of the snowe And ouide reherceth that this thynge is the leste that maye helpe and moste greue the louers And therfore saynt Augustyn reherceth in his book de Ciuitate dei that ther was a ryght noble romayne named merculian that wan and toke the noble cyte of siracuse And to fore er he dyde do assaylle hit or befyghte hit/ and er he had do be shedde ony blood/ he wepte and shedde many teeris to fore the cyte And that was for the cause that he doubted that his peple shold defoyle and corrumpe to moche dishonestly the chastyte of the toun And ordeyned vpon payne of deth that no man shold be so hardy to take and defoylle ony woman by force what that euer she were/ After this the craftymen ought to vnderstond for to be trewe/ and to haue trouthe in her mouthes And that theyr dedes folowe theyr wordes For he that sayth one thynge and doth another/ he condempneth hymself by his word Also they ought to see well to that they be of one Acorde in good, by entente, by word, and by dede/ so that they ben not discordant in no caas/ But euery man haue pure veryte and trouth in hym self/ For god hym self is pure verite/ And men say comynly that trouthe seketh none hernes ne corners/ And trouthe is a vertu by the whyche alle drede and fraude is put away/ Men saye truly whan they saye that they knowe/ And they that knowe not trouthe/ ought to knowe hit/ And alleway vse trouthe/ For Saynt Austyn sayth that they that wene to knowe trouthe/ And lyuyth euyll & viciously It is folye yf he knoweth hit not/ And also he sayth in an other place that it is better to suffre peyne for trouthe.
"Why--as to that, my good Adam,--my gentle Daphnis,--my rugged Euphemio,--you may rely upon me to the uttermost.
But she never said nothing, only: 'Oh, Adam!--my poor hops!'
His Lordship then added, "Oh, my poor dear child!--my dear Ada!--My God!
'And,' he added--'my father will be with them.'
Yet, when first, upon the prairies of Nebraska, I came in sight of a tribe of genuine, unadulterated Indians, with no possession on earth but a bow and arrow and a bear-skin,--bare-skin in a double sense, I might add,--my instinctive exclamation was, "What race of dwarfs is this?"
You know what my notion is"--he included Hilda in his address--"my notion is to get some experience first in a smaller house.
Cossan, your blame, And tys a dylligence of too muche pryde That interrupts myne admyratyon.
Then mysser-like I sought to ope the myne And fynde the treasure, whereuppon I wanne Your inmost frendshipp, which with joy attaynd In seekinge for a sparke I found a flame, Whose rychnes made me admyratyons slave And staggerd me with wonder.
675 But his behaviour altogether was Alla Turchesca, much the more admyr'd; Alla Turchesca, in the Turkish fashion.
And then conforming it unto the light Which in it selfe it hath remaining still, Of that first sunne, yet sparckling in his sight, 220 Thereof he fashions in his higher skill An heavenly beautie to his fancies will; And it embracing in his mind entyre, The mirrour of his owne thought doth admyre.
So hard those heavenly beauties be enfyred, As things divine least passions doe impresse; 170 The more of stedfast mynds to be admyred, The more they stayed be on stedfastnesse; But baseborne minds such lamps regard the lesse, Which at first blowing take not hastie fyre; Such fancies feele no love, but loose desyre.
Admyttinge thys, What followes then?
He was going over to Adramyti on the Asiatic side, so as to get out of it all.'
Thence they made their way through 8 Adramytium and Certonus (4) by Atarneus, coming into the plain of the Caicus, and so reached Pergamus in Mysia.
27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
Already Confucius' disciple Meng Tz)u, and later Chuang Tz)u and Han Fei Tz)u were against this theory.--As a general introduction to the philosophy of this period, Y.L. Feng's History of Chinese Philosophy, London 1937 has still to be recommended, although further research has made many advances.--My analysis of the role of Confucianism in society is influenced by theories in the field of Sociology of religion.
With this money, our author plann'd a scheme of going to London, which he soon after executed, not very advantageously.--'My first business, says he, was to apply myself to those few friends I had there, who conjecturing I had left the university, exclusive of my father's knowledge, gave but slender encouragement to a young beginner.
ælmysse; Church Lat. *
AEMYLIA, a lady of high degree, in love with Am'yas, a squire of inferior rank.
"--Lempriere, w. AEmytius.
The enamoured Dorilaus having now brought her to the point he aimed at, thought it best to throw off the mark at once, and leave her no longer in suspence.--Behold then in me, said he, the person I have mentioned: nor think me vain in ascribing those merits to myself which I would wish to be the loadstone of your affection.--My honour, I believe, you will not call in question:--my humour you have never found capricious, or difficult to please; and as for my love, you cannot but allow the conquering that aversion, which myself, as well as all the world, believed unalterable for a marriage state; besides a thousand other scruples opposed my entering into it with you, is a proof greater than almost any other man could give you.--There requires, therefore, my dear Louisa, no time to convince you of what I am, or assure you of what I may be; and I hope the affection you bore me, as a faithful friend, and the protector of your innocence, will not be diminished on my making this declaration.