History of Spanish Literature, المجلد 2

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Harper and Brothers, 1854
 

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الصفحة 105 - Y pues esta vuestra escritura no mira a más que a deshacer la autoridad y cabida que en el mundo y en el vulgo tienen los libros de caballerías...
الصفحة 106 - ... exulting in his success as an achievement of no small moment. And such, in fact, it was, for we have abundant proof that the fanaticism for these romances was so great in Spain, during the sixteenth century, as to have become matter of alarm to the more judicious....
الصفحة 105 - ... no ha sido otro mi deseo que poner en aborrecimiento de los hombres las fingidas y disparatadas historias de los libros de caballerías, que por las de mi verdadero don Quijote van ya tropezando, y han de caer del todo, sin duda alguna.
الصفحة 209 - The best in this kind are but shadows ; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.
الصفحة 400 - He has given to the whole a new colouring, and, in some respects, a new physiognomy. His drama is more poetical in its tone and tendencies, and has less the air of truth and reality, than that of his great predecessor. In its more successful portions — which are rarely objectionable from their moral tone — it seems almost as if we were transported to another and more gorgeous world, where the scenery is lighted up...
الصفحة 119 - ... with all its unquenchable and irresistible humor, with its bright views of the world, and its cheerful trust in goodness and virtue — it was written in his old age, at the conclusion of a life nearly every step of which had been marked with disappointed expectations, disheartening struggles and sore calamities ; that he began it in a prison, and that it was finished when he felt the hand of death pressing heavy and cold upon his heart. If this be remembered as we read, we may feel, as we ought...
الصفحة 249 - ... their character, co-operating with the peculiar and most stimulating influences of their early history. We close our remarks on Lope de Vega with some excellent reflections of our author on the rapidity of his composition, and showing to what extent his genius was reverenced by his contemporaries : " Lope de Vega's immediate success, as we have seen, was in proportion to his rare powers and favorable opportunities.
الصفحة 119 - ... whole of his Don Quixote, we should, as we read it, bear in mind, that this delightful romance was not the result of a youthful exuberance of feeling and a happy external condition, nor composed in...
الصفحة 147 - O, hush, then, and keep Your branches all still, — My babe is asleep! Cold blasts wheel about him, — A rigorous storm, — And ye see how, in vain, I would shelter his form; — Holy angels and blest, As above me ye sweep, Hold these branches at rest, — My babe is asleep!
الصفحة 109 - ... in his interpretations of it. These two sally forth from their native village in search of adventures, of which the excited imagination of the knight, turning windmills into giants, solitary inns into castles, and galley-slaves into oppressed gentlemen, finds abundance wherever he goes ; while the esquire translates them all into the plain prose of truth with an admirable simplicity, quite unconscious of its own...

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