Letters from an English Traveller in Spain, in 1778: On the Origin and Progress of Poetry in that Kingdom; with Occasional Reflections on Manners and Customs; and Illustrations of the Romance of Don Quixote

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R. Baldwin, 1781 - Spain - 322 pages
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Page 261 - Mas ninguno de todos llamar puedo más bárbaro que yo, pues contra el arte me atrevo a dar preceptos, y me dejo llevar de la vulgar corriente adonde me llamen ignorante Italia y Francia.
Page 195 - Yo vi sobre un tomillo Quejarse un pajarillo, Viendo su nido amado, De quien era caudillo, De un labrador robado. Vile tan congojado Por tal atrevimiento Dar mil quejas al viento, Para que al cielo santo Lleve su tierno llanto, Lleve su triste acento. Ya con triste armonía, Esforzando el intento, Mil quejas repetía; Ya cansado callaba, Y al nuevo sentimiento Ya sonoro volvía.
Page 258 - Spanifh drama infupportable when deprived of the beauties of Lope : this was forefeen by Cervantes, who reproaches our poet with deftroying the rules of the drama, as laid down by the ancients, in order to court popular applaufe...
Page xiii - Such was Roscommon, not more learn'd than good, With manners gen'rous as his noble blood ; To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And ev'ry author's merit but his own. Such late was...
Page 186 - Namque me sylva lupus in Sabina, Dum meam canto Lalagen, et ultra Terminum curis vagor expeditus, Fugit inermem ; Quale portentum neque militaris Daunia in latis alit esculetis, Nec Jubae tellus general, leonum Arida nutrix.
Page 252 - Valencia, where he lived fome years; after which he returned again to Madrid, where lofing his wife, he felt himfelf animated with a military ardour, and repaired to Cadiz to embark on board the great armada, fitting out by Philip the ad, againft Queen Elizabeth.
Page 197 - ... excelente la olímpica porfía de todas las que canta la voz nuestra. Materia abundante, donde todo elegante ingenio alza la voz ora cantando de Rea y de Saturno el engendrado, y juntamente entrando al techo de Hierón alto preciado.
Page 250 - November 1562, was the fon of Felix Vega de Carpio, a gentleman of Madrid, who had the reputation of being a very good poet, a turn which he obferved with rapture in his child from its infancy, and which the fond parent cheriflied with the greateft delight.
Page 261 - that he was fenfible of the reproaches Italy and France would make him for breaking through all rules to pleafe the ignorant public, but fince it was they that paid for it, they had a right to be pleafed in their own. way.
Page 258 - ... in his dramatic pieces he broke through all \rules of art, yet fuch was his fuccefs, that he was conftantly the favourite of the public, and drew perpetual burfb of applaufe.

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