A prevalent feature in these compositions
was a nursed and petted melancholy; another was a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language"; another was a tendency to lug in by the ears particularly prized words and phrases until they were worn entirely out; and a peculiarity that conspicuously marked and marred them was the inveterate and intolerable sermon that wagged its crippled tail at the end of each and every one of them.
It may often happen on the stage, that an actor, by possessing in a preeminent degree the external qualities necessary to give effect to comedy, may be deprived of the right to aspire to tragic excellence; and in painting or literary composition
, an artist or poet may be master exclusively of modes of thought, and powers of expression, which confine him to a single course of subjects.
That's all: unless you wish to add something of your own composition
But in reality the same situation must have the same effect, in the primative composition
at least of the federal House of Representatives: an improper bias towards the mercantile class is as little to be expected from this quarter as from the other.
A deep simplicity touching many hidden springs, a profound regard for the noble uses of leisure, things which modern critics of life have taught us to despise -- these are the technique and the composition
and colour of all their work.
But not one of them seemed to possess the smallest spark of gratitude in his composition
That degree of excitement which would entitle a poem to be so called at all, cannot be sustained throughout a composition
of any great length.
The best composition
and temperature, is to have openness in fame and opinion; secrecy in habit; dissimulation in seasonable use; and a power to feign, if there be no remedy.
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition
has been so much decried.
1276b] say the men are the same, but the city is different: for if a city is a community, it is a community of citizens; but if the mode of government should alter, and become of another sort, it would seem a necessary consequence that the city is not the same; as we regard the tragic chorus as different from the comic, though it may probably consist of the same performers: thus every other community or composition
is said to be different if the species of composition
is different; as in music the same hands produce different harmony, as the Doric and Phrygian.
The dispositions drawn up by Weyrother for the battle of Austerlitz were a model of perfection for that kind of composition
, but still they were criticized- criticized for their very perfection, for their excessive minuteness.
It is manifested especially in the even finish of his varied work, in the equality of his level--a high level--in species of composition
so varied as the three specimens which follow.