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" ... indeed exercises great influence on his mode of thinking. His rhetoric, though often good of its kind, darkens and perplexes the logic which it should illustrate. Half his acuteness and diligence, with a barren imagination and a scanty vocabulary,... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 516
1894
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1843 - 520 pages
...diligence, with a barren imagination and a scanty vocabulary, would have saved him from almost all his mistakes. He has one gift most dangerous to a speculator,...chorus of Clouds affected the simple-hearted Athenian. y yr[ TOV tpOiypurof, ui; itpw, KO.\ iri/*vjv, KO.\ TfparwBej. When propositions have been established,...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1843 - 424 pages
...would have saved him from almost all his mistakes. He has one gift most dangerous to a speculator,—a vast command of a kind of language, grave and majestic, but of vague and uncertain import,—of a kind of language which affects us much in the same way in which the lofty diction of...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 782 pages
...diligence, with a barren imagination and a scanty vocabulary, would have saved him from almost all his mistakes. He has one gift most dangerous to a speculator,...lofty diction of the chorus of Clouds affected the dimple-hearted Athenian. K, cdf ccpoy, ai ffcfivoi/, xat rcpar&jjff. When propositions have been...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1877 - 564 pages
...of a kind of language, grave and maJtrtic, but of vague and uncertain import ; of a kind of language in which the lofty diction of the Chorus of Clouds affected the simple-hearted Athenian." — Essays, ed. 1862, vol. ii. p. 433. " The more strictly Mr. Gladstone reasons on his premises, the...
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Critical and Historical Essays: Lord Bacon. Sir William Temple. Gladstone on ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1850 - 338 pages
...diligence, with a barren imagination anda scanty vocabulary, wouldhave saved him from almost all his mistakes. He has one gift most dangerous to a speculator,...chorus of Clouds affected the simple-hearted Athenian. w y?j , TOV fI,&tyffarO,;' oi; Itfiov, no,l <j,p/vov , xal tff)arw$t(;. When propositions have been...
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 3

Biography - 1852 - 300 pages
...diligence, with a barren imagination and a scanty vocabulary, would have saved him from almost all his mistakes. He has one gift most dangerous to a speculator,...Chorus of Clouds affected the simple-hearted Athenian. " ii yfj rov fBiyitaros, w itfbv, xal oiitvov, cai " When propositions have been established, and...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1852 - 764 pages
...barren imagination and a scanty vocabulary, would have saved him from almost all his mistakes. He lias one gift most dangerous to a speculator, — a vast...chorus of Clouds affected the Simple-hearted Athenian. in rov us ifpof , at fftnvov, at When propositions have been established, and nothing remains but...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

English essays - 1852 - 780 pages
...diligence, with a barren imagination and a scanty vocabulary, would have saved him from almost all his h might claps* between his death and the arrival of...his successor, the government should be administered ind uncertain import, — of a kind of language which affects us much in the same way in which the...
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Compitum: Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Volume 6

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1852 - 450 pages
...ablest men." He then notices, in one of his contemporary statesmen, the dangerous gift which consists in a vast command of a kind of language, grave and majestic, but of vague and uncertain import, which if admitted into a demonstration, is very much worse than absolute nonsense. Plato shows how...
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Lives of the illustrious. The Biographical magazine [ed. by J.P. Edwards].

Biographical magazine - 1853 - 586 pages
...diligence, with a harren imagination and a scanty vocabulary, would have saved him from almost all his mistakes. He has one gift most dangerous to a speculator,...Chorus of Clouds affected the simple-hearted Athenian. "ш yi ro фвЕуратoс, us par, ai ar1ivv, Kai r€parͣc. " When propositions have...
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