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الصفحة 109 - If they fay, come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for ths innocent without caiife, behold they lay wait for their own l)hod, they lurk privily for their own lives.
الصفحة 2 - ... be it happy or unhappy, he may earn a plaudit as the curtain drops. I do not aim to draw a perfect character; for, after a pretty long acquaintance with mankind, I have never met with any one example of the sort. How then shall I describe what I have not seen? On the contrary, if I wish to form a character, like this of Henry, in which virtue predominates, or like that of Blachford, where the...
الصفحة 211 - ... tricks are nothing more than mere slight of hand, the effect of nimble art and practised adroitness, by which they cheat the sight, but aim not to impose upon the understanding; like them, the novelist professes to deal in ingenious deceptions, but deceptions so like truth and nature, that, whilst his performances have all the vivacity of a romance to excite admiration, they have the harmony of a history to engage approbation.
الصفحة 2 - I do not aim to draw a perfect character, for after a pretty long acquaintance with mankind I have never met with any one example of the sort: How then shall I describe what I have not seen? On the contrary, if I wish to form a character, like this of Henry, in which virtue predominates, or like that of Blackford, where the opposite 1 His vices are not allayed with a single virtue.
الصفحة 207 - ... affords; the poor African is therefore fair game for every minstrel that has tuned his lyre to the sweet chords of pity and condolence; whether he builds immortal verse upon his loss of liberty, or weaves his melancholy fate into the pathos of a novel, in either case he finds a mine of sentiment, digs up enthusiasm from its richest vein, and gratifies at once his spleen and his ambition. The happy virtuous negro, torn from his own fine temperate climate, and transported into the torrid heats...
الصفحة 207 - ... has tuned his lyre to the sweet chords of pity and condolence; whether he builds immortal verse upon his loss of liberty, or weaves his melancholy fate into the pathos of a novel, in either case he finds a mine of sentiment, digs up enthusiasm from its richest vein, and gratifies at once his spleen and his ambition. The happy virtuous negro, torn from his own fine temperate climate, and transported into the torrid heats of our inhospitable islands, there to sweat and bleed beneath the lash of...
الصفحة 213 - Swift; the fpirit of the author will be feen in the general moral and tendency of the piece, though he will allot to every particular character its proper fentiment and language; the outline will be that of nature, and fancy will difpofe the group into various attitudes and actions, but the general colouring and complexion of the whole will reflect the peculiar and diftinguifhing tints of the mafter. CHAPTER II.
الصفحة 206 - ... I am bound to do as a story-maker, is, to make a story; I am not bound to reform the constitution of my country in the same breath, nor even (Heaven be thanked!) to overturn it, though that might be the easier task of the two, or, more properly speaking, one and the same thing in its consequences. Nature is my guide; man's nature, not his natural rights: the one ushers me by the straightest avenue to the human heart, the other bewilders me in a maze of metaphysics.

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