"I shall kill you," repeated the genius
, "as you have killed my son."
Willis, issued this touching appeal to the admirers of genius
on behalf of the neglected author, his dying wife and her devoted mother, then living under very straitened circumstances in a little cottage at Fordham, N.
There is a genius
of a nation, which is not to be found in the numerical citizens, but which characterizes the society.
Athanase was a man who might have taken his place among the glories of France; but, eagle as he was, cooped in a cage without his proper nourishment, he was about to die of hunger after contemplating with an ardent eye the fields of air and the mountain heights where genius
In fact this book is a work of genius
and, as always with works of genius
, it is difficult to analyze the elements that have gone to make it.
Resting by the wayside a little later, the Tramp carved upon the smooth bark of a birch-tree the words, "John Gump, Champion Genius
When a writer of genius
appeared, noblemen and others, who were powerful and wealthy, were eager to become his patron, and have his books dedicated to them.
"Besides, I thought Christine had told you all that, when she met you at Perros, where she went with her good genius
I resolved to be off forthwith, and try and establish myself in some decent occupation, without dancing attendance any longer upon the caprices of these eccentric old people, and running the risk of being made a genius
of in the end.
'Whether the genius
unintentionally committed himself in saying this, or whether he thought the baron's mind was so thoroughly made up that it didn't matter what he said, I have no means of knowing.
I question not but the ingenious author of the Spectator was principally induced to prefix Greek and Latin mottos to every paper, from the same consideration of guarding against the pursuit of those scribblers, who having no talents of a writer but what is taught by the writing-master, are yet nowise afraid nor ashamed to assume the same titles with the greatest genius
, than their good brother in the fable was of braying in the lion's skin.
Although a prince may rise from a private station in two ways, neither of which can be entirely attributed to fortune or genius
, yet it is manifest to me that I must not be silent on them, although one could be more copiously treated when I discuss republics.