The Works of Sir William Jones, Volume 12

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J. Stockdale and J. Walker, 1807

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Page 293 - ... mettre l'œil dans l'oreille ; et la plus grande merveille d'un art qui n'agit que par le mouvement est d'en pouvoir former jusqu'à l'image du repos. La nuit, le sommeil , la...
Page 309 - A SHORT HISTORY OF PERSIA FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT CENTURY. THE PREFACE. No characters are more confpicuous in hiftory, or excite greater admiration in the generality of readers, than thofe of celebrated warriours and conquerors : we fuppofe them to partake of a nature more than human ; we deck their ftatues and pictures with laurel ; and we dignify them with the name of Great-, though, perhaps, if they were ftripped of their bright arms, and divefted of their pompous titles, we fhould...
Page 406 - Cat of the Perfians, which fignifies a Great King, and was prefixed to the names of thofe three princes, whence the whole race were named Caianians, The Ancients tell us, that Cyaxeres flew the Scythian Chiefs at a feaft, to which he had invited them ; but the Eafterns are filent on this head, and it feems more probable, that the Tartars were compelled by force to repafs the Oxus; our authors make them retire beyond Cbo/cos and Iberia, confounding, as ufual, the Oriental with the Northern Scythians....
Page 114 - Pour confirmer l'amitié & l'alliance entre " les deux cours, que, tous les trois ans, un *' commiflaire foit envoyé de la Porte en " Perfe, & de la Perfe en Turquie, pour re
Page 316 - SHAH was publifhed in the fummer of the year feventeen hundred and feventy *, at the expence of the tranflator ; and forty copies upon large paper were fent to Copenhagen, one of them, bound with uncommon elegance, for the King himfelf, and the others as prefents to his Courtiers. What marks of...
Page 112 - Salo" mon, notre changement fortuné de religion, *' & la défertion de nos anciennes erreurs. " Comme quelques parties des provinces " de l'Irak & de l'Azarbigian, pendant le " règne agité de Chah Ifmaïl furent trans...
Page 351 - Letters, when they are not made the sole business of life, may become its ornaments in prosperity, and its most pleasing consolation in a change of fortune; but if a man addicts himself entirely to learning, and hopes by that either to raise a family, or to acquire, what so many wish for, and so few ever attain, an honourable retirement in his declining age, he will find, when it is too late, that he has mistaken his path; that other labours, other studies are necessary; and that unless he can assert...
Page 316 - The work, however arduous and unpleasant, was completed in a year, not without repeated hints from the secretary's office, that it was expected with great impatience by the court of Denmark.
Page 314 - Perfw, which he was defirous of having tranflated in England. The fecretary of ftate, with whom the Danijh minifter had converfed upon the fubject, fent the volume to me, requefting me to give a literal translation of it in the French language ; but I wholly declined the tafk, alledging, for my excufe, the length of the book, the drynefs of...
Page 290 - n'ont pas cultivé la poëfie avec moins d'ar" deur que les Perfans : ils ont même plus de " cet enthoufiafme, de cette fureur poetique*, *' qui faifit, échauffe, et enlève le cœur. Leur " ftyle eft impétueux ; leur imagination vive " peint avec force les objets, et ils mettent " dans leurs vers toute la chaleur du climat " qu'ils habitent. Ils reflemblent à un dia" mant qui étincelle de mille feux ; mais pour *' fentir leur beauté, il faut entendre leur

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