'I'll explain to you, then,' said the gentleman, after another and a dismal pause, 'why you wouldn't paper a room with representations of horses.
'So you would carpet your room - or your husband's room, if you were a grown woman, and had a husband - with representations of flowers, would you?' said the gentleman.
This last representation
has since been proved incorrect.
It may seem easy enough to account for all this, by reflecting that the theatrical stage is nothing more than a representation
, or, as Aristotle calls it, an imitation of what really exists; and hence, perhaps, we might fairly pay a very high compliment to those who by their writings or actions have been so capable of imitating life, as to have their pictures in a manner confounded with, or mistaken for, the originals.
What can more exactly answer the rule laid down, to recommend even those representations
of things which have so many other just objections leaving against them?
For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation
Let me deal so candidly with the reader as to confess that there was yet a much stronger motive for the freedom I took in my representation
The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation
in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power.
It will not be denied that the representation
of the Union will be most likely to possess these requisite endowments.
Plato is most true to the character of his master when he describes him as "not of this world." And with this representation
of him the ideal State and the other paradoxes of the Republic are quite in accordance, though they can not be shown to have been speculations of Socrates.
He returned towards the marble table, and saw that the representation
had been interrupted.
They gave two or three plays at every performance to houses ungratefully small, but of a lively spirit and impatient temper that would not brook delay in the representation
; and they changed the bill each day.