I have been reading an old classic
author lately," said he, "and met with a story that strangely interested me.
Whether Zambo can at last take these letters to the river, or whether I shall myself in some miraculous way carry them back with me, or, finally, whether some daring explorer, coming upon our tracks with the advantage, perhaps, of a perfected monoplane, should find this bundle of manuscript, in any case I can see that what I am writing is destined to immortality as a classic
of true adventure.
Most of these theatrical things were as thin as theatrical scenery, and he expected the classic
shrine to be a shallow thing, a mere shell or mask.
And so (since it is impossible to get anything out of them), let us, seize the opportunity to show our admiration for classic
literature and our reverence for Holy Church.
It stood at one end of the main street, its classic
portico and small-paned windows looking down a flagged path between Norway spruces to the slim white steeple of the Congregational church.
The attitude was so full of a classic
grace that a murmur of appreciation followed her appearance, and Archer felt the glow of proprietorship that so often cheated him into momentary well-being.
To be sure, I knew nothing of the subject and do not even now know whether the young gentlemen of classic
Rome or Greece made verses to the same extent--or whether the young gentlemen of any country ever did.
The Signet Classic
text is based on the first edition, published by John Murray, London, in 1818 -- the year following Miss Austen's death.
Like all other men, I fell down and worshipped it, but when the filthy beggars swarmed around me the contrast was too striking, too suggestive, and I said, "O, sons of classic
Italy, is the spirit of enterprise, of self-reliance, of noble endeavor, utterly dead within ye?
But practically beginning with the sixteenth century, the malady of architecture is visible; it is no longer the expression of society; it becomes classic
art in a miserable manner; from being Gallic, European, indigenous, it becomes Greek and Roman; from being true and modern, it becomes pseudo-classic
His features were like his sister's, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic
beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
I obediently despised the classic
unities and the French and Italian theatre which had perpetuated them, and I revered the romantic drama which had its glorious course among the Spanish and English poets, and which was crowned with the fame of the Cervantes and the Shakespeare whom I seemed to own, they owned me so completely.