The North American Review

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University of Northern Iowa, 1850
 

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Página 261 - Exercises in Greek Prose Composition. Adapted to the First Book of Xenophon's Anabasis. By JAMES R. BOISE, Prof, of Greek in University of Michigan.
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Página 261 - THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL SCIENCE. By FRANCIS WAYLAND, DD, President of Brown University, and Professor of Moral Philosophy.
Página 158 - Wit laughs at things ; Humor laughs with them. Wit lashes external appearances, or cunningly exaggerates single foibles into character ; Humor glides into the heart of its object, looks lovingly on the infirmities it detects, and represents the whole man. "Wit is abrupt, darting, scornful, and tosses its analogies in your face ; Humor is slow and shy, insinuating its fun into your heart.
Página 221 - ... excursions all round, and to return to his house at night One thing I must desire of thee, and do insist that thee must oblige me therein: that thou make up that drugget clothes, to go to Virginia in, and not appear to disgrace thyself or me; for though I should not esteem thee the less to come to me in what dress thou...
Página 157 - Wit was originally a general name for all the intellectual powers, meaning the faculty which kens, perceives, knows, understands ; it was gradually narrowed in its signification to express merely the resemblance between ideas ; and lastly, to note that resemblance when it occasioned ludicrous surprise.
Página 170 - They have great bottle-noses, pretty full lips, and wide mouths, They are long-visaged, and of a very unpleasant aspect, having no one graceful feature in their faces." In most respects, the accounts given by Dampier prove to be perfectly correct ; he was a close observer, and had he fallen upon the eastern instead of the western coast, the colonization of Australia might have commenced more than half a century earlier than it did. As it was, the voyages of the British buccaneer effected no more...

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