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... [Footnote 1: From the "Philobiblon," a treatise on books, translated from the original Latin into English in 1852 by John Englis. The Latin text and a new translation by Andrew J. West were printed by the Grolier Club of New York ...
— The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I • Francis W. Halsey

... [Footnote 2: Oakham Castle. I have enlarged this illustration from Mr. Hudson Turner's admirable work on the domestic architecture ...
— Lectures on Architecture and Painting - Delivered at Edinburgh in November 1853 • John Ruskin

... has compared the legitimate and illegitimate offspring of any trimorphic species in this genus. Hildebrand sowed illegitimately fertilised seeds of Oxalis Valdiviana, but they did not germinate (5/4. 'Botanische Zeitung' 1871 page 433 footnote.); and this fact, as he remarks, supports my view that an illegitimate union resembles a hybrid one between two distinct species, for the seeds in this latter case are often ...
— The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species • Charles Darwin

... saint whose name that hospital bears is not the Apostle, but England's Martyr. Now, until 1868 St Thomas's Hospital stood not in Lambeth but in Southwark, upon the site of London Bridge Station. [Footnote: The fact is still remembered in the name of St Thomas Street, leading out of the Borough High Street on the east.] It seems that within the precincts of St Mary Overy a house of Austin Canons, now the Anglican Cathedral of St Saviour, Southwark, was a hospital ...
— England of My Heart—Spring • Edward Hutton

... [Footnote 98: The Caves of Szelicze are mentioned in Murray's Handbook of Southern Germany (1858, p. 555), where the following account is given of them:—'During the winter a great quantity of ice accumulates ...
— Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland • George Forrest Browne

... a line from it in a footnote in his "Rhetoric," and credited it to Emerson. So I had deceived the very elect. The essay had some merit, but it reeked with the Emersonian spirit and manner. When I came to view it through the perspective ...
— Our Friend John Burroughs • Clara Barrus

... another circling sweep or two it disappeared, and I walked on in a happy reverie, realising that what I could do with the visible things of Nature I could do as easily with the invisible. A sense of power vibrated through me [Footnote: The philosophy of Plato teaches that Man originally by the power of the Divine Image within him could control all Nature, but gradually lost this power through his own fault.]—power to command, and power to resist,—power that forbade ...
— The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance • Marie Corelli

... sure knowledge had they about him, but followed an opinion, and they did not really slay him, but God took him up to Himself."—Sura iv. 150. See also Sura iii. 40. The Rev. J.M. Rodwell, in his translation of the Koran, observes in a footnote to the latter passage: "Muhammad probably believed that God took the dead body of Jesus to Heaven—for three hours, according to some—while the Jews crucified a man who ...
— Secret Societies And Subversive Movements • Nesta H. Webster

... his editorship of the Bach-Gesellschaft he displayed a steadily increasing insight into Bach's style which has never since been rivalled. In more than one case he has restored harmonies of priceless value from incomplete texts, by means of research and reasoning which he sums up in a modest footnote that reads as something self-evident. His prefaces to the Bach-Gesellschaft volumes are perhaps the most valuable contributions to the criticism of 18th-century music ever written, Spitta's great biography ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 - "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon" • Various

... [Footnote 1: For the troubles of Africa, I neither have nor desire another guide than Procopius, whose eye contemplated the image, and whose ear collected the reports, of the memorable events of his own times. In the second book of the Vandalic war he relates the revolt of Stoza, (c. 14—24,) the ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 4 • Edward Gibbon

... [Footnote 2-*: Shallow frames of wood, divided into as many compartments as there are Letters, Capital, Small Capital, and ordinary (called Lower-Case), together with Italic, and the different Stops, Marks, and other Points ...
— The Author's Printing and Publishing Assistant • Frederick Saunders

... orthography on certain grounds, it ought to be the business of the lexicographer to determine the date of the first appearance of an adopted word, and thus satisfactorily determine its spelling." (Lecture, p. 20. footnote.) ...
— Notes and Queries 1850.03.23 • Various

... [footnote] *In the library of the British Museum there is a fine copy of this "Segunda Parte de Comedias de Don Pedro Calderon de la Barca" Madrid, 1637. Mr. Ticknor mentions (1863) that he too had a copy ...
— Life Is A Dream • Pedro Calderon de la Barca

... [Footnote 1: We may compare with Venice what is known about the ancient Hellenic city of Sybaris. Sybaris and Ravenna were the Greek and ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series • John Addington Symonds

... [Footnote 3: As sensibility to harmony of numbers, and the power of producing it, are invariably attendants upon the faculties above specified, nothing has been ...
— Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books - with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations • Charles W. Eliot

... [Footnote r: Incipientibus nobis exponere jura populi Romani, ita videntur tradi posse commodissime, si primo levi ac simplici via singula tradantur: Alioqui, si statim ab initio rudem adhuc & infirmum animum studiosi multitudine ac varietate rerum oneravimus, duorum alterum, aut desertorem studiorum ...
— Commentaries on the Laws of England - Book the First • William Blackstone

... [Footnote 3: While this volume has been in the press Sir G. Arthur's Life of Lord Kitchener has appeared, giving a different version of this story and probably the correct one. Walter Kitchener was ...
— Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918 • Charles Edward Callwell

... great-hearted children of Rury, huge offspring of the gods and giants of the dawn of time. For mighty exceedingly were these men. At the noise of them running to battle all Ireland shook, and the illimitable Lir [Footnote: Lir was the sea-god, the Oceanns of the Celt; no doubt the same as the British Lear, the wild, white-headed old king, who had such singular daughters; two, monsters of cruelty, and one, exquisitely sweet, kind, and serene, viz.: Storm, Hurricane, and Calm.] trembled in his watery ...
— The Coming of Cuculain • Standish O'Grady

... [Footnote 2: The celebrated Jesuit, author of The History of New France, Journals of a Voyage to North America, Letters to ...
— The Old Santa Fe Trail - The Story of a Great Highway • Henry Inman

... footnote to what I said. So far as the motive of my work goes, I think we got something like the spirit of it. What I said about that was near the truth ...
— The Secret Places of the Heart • H. G. Wells

... Ironical words) particular in his Genius and Civilities, but indecently, unmanner'd, and scurrilous in his unjust Remarks on me, and two of my Plays, viz. the first and second parts of the Comical History of Don Quixote. [Footnote: Collier, p. 196.] I thought I cou'd not do better, first as a Diversion to the Town, and next to do a little Iustice to my self, than (instead of the other) to print a short Answer to this very Severe and Critical Gentleman; and at the same time give him occasion ...
— Essays on the Stage • Thomas D'Urfey and Bossuet

... Socialiste, and it is amazing to see how near to Marx's conclusions this unknown writer had come eighty years ago, but the conditions were not ripe and his letter would to-day be forgotten if Marx had not embalmed it in a footnote. I confess I was surprised to learn that this was not a purely original discovery of Marx's, but the fact that it is not is one more signal confirmation of the theory I have given in this lecture of the double or multiple ...
— Socialism: Positive and Negative • Robert Rives La Monte

... [Footnote D: This power of supervision, on the part of the guard, might also act as an effective check upon the operations of those swindling gamblers who infest many of our railroads—especially the express trains of the Edinburgh and Glasgow—in which, owing ...
— Lands of the Slave and the Free - Cuba, The United States, and Canada • Henry A. Murray

... [Footnote 2: With respect to the rich pearl earrings above mentioned, it may not be uninteresting to remark, that Elizabeth seems to have been particularly fond of pearls, and to have possessed the same taste for ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 180, April 9, 1853 • Various

... parchment enclosing the other written on paper, and carefully stitched into the clothes that he had worn day by day. It is beyond question that Pascal must have been deeply touched by the event, whatever may have been its precise nature, the memorial of which he had thus preserved. The footnote shows the writing in the original, as printed by M. Faugère: there are some variations in the copies, but it seems most correctly given as below. It ...
— Pascal • John Tulloch

... [Footnote 12: This appropriate expression was, if we mistake not, first used by M. Adam Mueller in his Lectures on German Science and Literature. If, however, he gives himself out as the inventor of the thing itself, he is, to use the softest word, in error. Long before him ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. IV • Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

... [Footnote 3: Lieutenant-Colonel G.T. Pretyman, R.A., was Assistant Military Secretary until 1884, when he was succeeded by Lieutenant-Colonel R. Pole-Carew, Coldstream Guards. Lieutenant Neville Chamberlain, Central India Horse, and Captain ...
— Forty-one years in India - From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief • Frederick Sleigh Roberts

... [Footnote 1: The late John Amott, for over thirty years Organist of Gloucester Cathedral, who fell dead immediately after the rendering of the anthem "Oh that I had the wings of a dove, for then would I flee ...
— The Minstrel - A Collection of Poems • Lennox Amott

... [Footnote A: it wuz "tumblebug" as he Writ it, but the parson put the Latten instid. i said tother maid better meeter, but he said tha was eddykated peepl to Boston and tha wouldn't stan' it no how, idnow as tha wood and ...
— Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor - Volume I • Various

... [Footnote 1: A Report of the Trial can be obtained from the Freethought Publishing Company, price 5s. It contains an exact report of all ...
— Autobiographical Sketches • Annie Besant

... [Footnote 7: The Dyaks believe there is a special place in the other world, after death, for those who are killed by the fall ...
— Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak • Harriette McDougall

... so learn Christ; if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus: that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, which waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit.' [Footnote: That is, 'which is still going to ruin through the love of the lie.']—Eph. ...
— Unspoken Sermons - Series I., II., and II. • George MacDonald

... [Footnote 1: Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, issued an official report on December 8, 1918, in which he presented the following full account of the work of the ...
— Our Navy in the War • Lawrence Perry

... [Footnote]: "A tin quart-pot, used for boiling water for tea, and contrived so as to hold within it a ...
— A Dictionary of Austral English • Edward Morris

... the subject of bacteriology [Footnote: The term microbe is simply a word which has been coined to include all of the microscopic plants commonly included under the terms bacteria and yeasts.] has developed with a marvellous rapidity. At the beginning of ...
— The Story Of Germ Life • H. W. Conn

... Footnote: 1. From this Epilogue we learn, what is confirmed by many proofs elsewhere, that the attribute for which James desired to be distinguished and praised, was that of openness of purpose, and stern undeviating inflexibility ...
— The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) - The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian • John Dryden

... [Footnote 8: Rath a kind of moat-surrounded spot much favoured by Irish fairies. The ditch is generally ...
— Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales • Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

... [Footnote 1: The MS. contained at first no name, but a blank; over it this has been written afterwards in a ...
— An Englishwoman's Love-Letters • Anonymous

... [Footnote 1: I guarantee all these remarks to be intensely humorous and brilliant. If you can't see it, so much the worse ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, October 18, 1890 • Various

... in the mountains and dense woods, and lays six eggs, which would indicate a rapid increase. The pigeon lays but two eggs, and is preyed upon by both man and beast, millions of them meeting a murderous death every year; yet always some part of the country is swarming with untold numbers of them. [Footnote: This is no longer the case. The passenger pigeon now seems on the verge of extinction (1895).] But the shrike is one of our rarest birds. I myself seldom see more than two each year, and before I became an observer of birds I ...
— Locusts and Wild Honey • John Burroughs

... [Footnote 30: The British minister at Washington, who was given his passports for writing an indiscreet letter ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Section 3 (of 3) of Volume 8: Grover Cleveland, First Term. • Grover Cleveland

... of our force and carry her in with us.... This would crown our former victories, and our names, in consequence thereof, would be handed down to latest posterity by some faithful historian of our country.'" Fanning adds in a footnote: "Jones had a wonderful notion of his name being handed ...
— Paul Jones • Hutchins Hapgood

... or various kinds," as hats of sorts; offices of sorts; cheeses of sorts, etc., it is now used disparagingly, and implies something of a kind that is not satisfactory, or of a character that is rather poor. This, as Shakespeare might have said, is "Sodden business! There's a stewed phrase indeed!" [Footnote: Troilus and ...
— Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases • Grenville Kleiser

... in our language [Footnote: German] two meanings, and contains the two notions conveyed in the Latin communio and commercium. We employ it in this place in the latter sense—that of a dynamical community, without which even the community of place (communio ...
— The Critique of Pure Reason • Immanuel Kant

... [Footnote 3: In 1903 one tenth of all the children born in France were illegitimate. In Paris alone the percentage was higher still—about one ...
— Modern marriage and how to bear it • Maud Churton Braby

... [Footnote G: Ten years later sentence of death was passed and carried out after they had killed one wheelbarrow ...
— The Killer • Stewart Edward White

... through the Third Force, even to the enemy. Say the stories were unfounded; say Merlin never existed. Yet the belief in Merlin was an important historical fact, and no history of the War gives it so much as a footnote." He paused for effect, then continued: "That can mean only one thing. Systematic suppression, backed by the whole force of the Terran Federation. A gigantic conspiracy ...
— The Cosmic Computer • Henry Beam Piper

... [Footnote 5: "A sin once committed, always deserves punishment; and, as long as strict Justice is administered, the sin must be punished. Unless there be an Atonement, strict Justice must be administered; that is, Sin must be punished forever; but, on the ground ...
— McClure's Magazine, March, 1896, Vol. VI., No. 4. • Various

... [Footnote 101: A considerable portion of this preface has already appeared before us public in the ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 1 • Edward Gibbon

... [Footnote 1: These admirably expressed views illustrate and exemplify the principles I laid down in a conference (Paris, 1902) on Voice-Production (Pose de la Voix), wherein I demonstrated the possibility ...
— Style in Singing • W. E. Haslam

... veterans as were our militia to hold their own against the British regulars. But it must always be remembered, to our credit, that while seven years of fighting failed to make the Spaniards able to face the French,[Footnote: At the closing battle of Toulouse, fought between the allies and the French, the flight of the Spaniards was so rapid and universal as to draw from the Duke of Wellington the bitter observation, that "though ...
— The Naval War of 1812 • Theodore Roosevelt

... [Footnote A: "If idle, be not solitary; if solitary, be not idle." An apothegm of Burton paraphrased by ...
— General Scott • General Marcus J. Wright

... could see FitzGerald's old lodgings over Berry's, where he sojourned from 1860 till 1873. The cause of his leaving them is only half told in Mr Aldis Wright's edition of the Letters (p. 365, footnote). Mr Berry, a small man, had taken to himself a second wife, a buxom widow weighing fourteen stone; and she, being very genteel, could not brook the idea of keeping a lodger. So one day—I have heard FitzGerald tell the story—came a timid rap at the door of his sitting-room, ...
— Two Suffolk Friends • Francis Hindes Groome

... [Footnote 8: "My vision, becoming more purified, entered deeper and deeper into the ray of that Supernal Light, which in itself ...
— The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day • Evelyn Underhill

... they far surpassed the Jews, who only spared them upon the Sabbath day." This interesting fact is supported by the authority of a Kabbi, who is quoted in Latin to the effect that cracking a flea and killing a camel are equally guilty. Dr. Edersheim evidently refers to the same authority in a footnote. On the whole this regulation against the killing of vermin must have been very irksome, and if the fleas were aware of it, they and the Jews must have had a lively time on the Sabbath. We cannot ascertain whether the prohibition extended ...
— Flowers of Freethought - (Second Series) • George W. Foote

... [Footnote a: Augustinus de diuinatione Daemonum: & de Ciuitate Dei. lib. 7. cap. 35. Plinius historia naturalis ...
— A Treatise of Witchcraft • Alexander Roberts

... variant of the exploit of the man of Norfolk and of the man of Gotham with the sack of meal. "See ante, p. 19." [Transcriber's note: this approximates to the text reference for Chapter II Footnote 1 in this etext.] ...
— The Book of Noodles - Stories Of Simpletons; Or, Fools And Their Follies • W. A. Clouston

... [Footnote 1: Sir William Fairfax was the son of Joseph Fairfax, Esq., of Bagshot, in the county of Surrey, who died in 1783, aged 77, having served in the army previous to 1745. It is understood that his family was descended from the Fairfaxes of Walton, in Yorkshire, the ...
— Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville • Mary Somerville

... Harold. Twice-born Men. A clinic in regeneration. A footnote in narrative to Professor William James's The Varieties of ...
— Introduction to the Science of Sociology • Robert E. Park

... [Footnote: The word Arbor Croche is derived from two French words: Arbre, a tree; and Croche, something very crooked or hook-like. The tradition says when the Ottawas first came to that part of the country a great pine tree stood very near the shore where Middle Village now is, whose top was very ...
— History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan • Andrew J. Blackbird

... anat-uns Phys., Bd. iv. and Bd. vii.} {Footnote 20: Endoskopische Befunde bei Erkrankungen des Samenhugels Wein, 1880.} Spelling and punctuation of all footnotes as in original. Footnotes 1-25 were printed in a block, although the text referencing 24 and 25 ...
— Manhood Perfectly Restored • Unknown

... [Footnote *: Telescopic Work.—Look at the Hyades and Pleiades in Taurus. Notice the different colors of stars in them both. Find the cluster Praesepe in Fig. 70, just a trifle above a point midway between Procyon and Regulus. It is equally distant from Procyon and a point a little below Pollux. Sweep ...
— Recreations in Astronomy - With Directions for Practical Experiments and Telescopic Work • Henry Warren

... [Footnote 1: At the time of writing this article the author intended to publish, along with "The Scarlet Letter," several shorter tales and sketches. These it has been thought advisable ...
— The Scarlet Letter • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... [Footnote 1: Letter from Lady Cavendish to Sylvia. Lady Cavendish, like most of the clever girls of that generation, had Scudery's romances always in her head. She is Dorinda: her correspondent, supposed to be her cousin Jane Allington, is ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 3 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... [Footnote 2: This very curious poem, long a desideratum in Scottish literature, and given up as irrecoverably lost, was lately brought to light by the researches of Dr Irvine of the Advocates' Library, and has been reprinted ...
— Ivanhoe - A Romance • Walter Scott

... [Footnote 2: This portrait, with the whole of the work, was written, and given to the publisher of one of the first magazines of the day, in November 1834, and the following report appeared in the papers in February 1835, and which, we think, authenticates pretty clearly the correctness ...
— Sinks of London Laid Open • Unknown

... [Footnote 3: Mr. Varnum said: "The bill provided such a Government as had never been known in the United States." Mr. Eustis: "The Government laid down in this bill is certainly a new thing in the United States." ...
— Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford • Benjamin C. Howard

... LONDON SQUARE [Footnote: The sunlight and the winds enter London, and the life of the fields is there too, if ...
— The Life of the Fields • Richard Jefferies

... In footnote 143: "The introductory account of Heylin has enabled us to correct the present article in some particulars, and add a few usefu ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) • Isaac D'Israeli

... [Footnote 1: The days for changing servants in Norway are in the spring and autumn. In Christiania they are the second Friday after Easter, and the second ...
— One of Life's Slaves • Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie

... one of these "Carriages" to which allusion is made in Mr. Winthrop's Memoir of the Honorable Nathan Appleton,[Footnote: Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, v, 249, 250.] ...
— The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1. - A Massachusetts Magazine of Literature, History, - Biography, And State Progress • Various

... in the books. Indeed, I am acquainted with scarcely any writer on ornithology whose head is not muddled on the subject of our three prevailing song-thrushes, confounding either their figures or their songs. A writer in the "Atlantic" [Footnote: For December, 1853] gravely tells us the wood thrush is sometimes called the hermit, and then, after describing the song of the hermit with great beauty and correctness, cooly ascribes it to the veery! The new Cyclopaedia, fresh from the study of Audubon, ...
— Wake-Robin • John Burroughs

... Bath, witness the too scrupulous Lord Herbert of Cherbury, was found devoted enough to the vows he had taken, to imagine himself obliged to compel, by the sword's-point, a fellow- knight or squire to restore the top-knot of ribbon which he had stolen from a fair damsel;[Footnote: See Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Memoirs.] but yet, while men were taking each other's lives on such punctilios of honour, the hour was already arrived when Bacon was about to teach the world that they were no longer ...
— The Fortunes of Nigel • Sir Walter Scott

... occurrence of Negritos in the peninsula of Malacca, where both pure and mixed people have been found. These are reported under a variety of names, of which Semang and Sakai are perhaps the best known. Meyer (Distribution of Negritos, p. 62, footnote 2) says: "Stevens divides the Negritos of Malacca into two principal tribes—the Belendas, who with the Tumiors branched off from the Kenis tribe, and the Meniks, who consist of the Panggans of Kelantan and Petani and the Semangs ...
— Negritos of Zambales • William Allan Reed

... [Footnote 5: Information respecting the history, condition, and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Philadelphia, ...
— The Mide'wiwin or "Grand Medicine Society" of the Ojibwa • Walter James Hoffman

... already stated, in a footnote, I owe permission to publish this small reproduction of an interesting and unique document to the kindness of Lieut.-General the Hon. Sir Herbert Lawrence, K.C.B., etc., ...
— Fields of Victory • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... [Footnote 1: Although the various states of Italy were conquered by Rome before Greece was, it is probable that emphyteusis was not employed in those states until after the year B.C. 146—between that and ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, - No. 97, January, 1876 • Various

... [Footnote 3: "In Samarkand, the Odes of Baiesanghar Mirza are so popular, that there is not a house in which a copy of them may not be ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3 • Various

... [Footnote 31: Dr. Boas was informed in 1889, by a surviving Chimakum woman and several Clallam, that the tribe was confined to the peninsula between Hood's Canal and ...
— Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico • John Wesley Powell

... [Footnote 1: The contrary view to this was largely held by a certain school in Germany, whose views the author is ...
— Cavalry in Future Wars • Frederick von Bernhardi

... [Footnote 2: Readers of Woodstock will remember Sir Walter Scott's account of 'Joseph Collins, commonly called Funny Joe—who, under the feigned name of Giles Sharp, hired himself as ...
— Border Ghost Stories • Howard Pease

... bower, And dainty love learn'd sweetly to indite. My rhymes, I know, unsavoury are and soure To taste the streams, which like a golden showre, Flow from thy fruitful head of thy love's praise. Fitter, perhaps, to thunder martial stowre,[Footnote] When thee so list thy tuneful thoughts to raise, Yet till that thou thy poem wilt make known, Let thy fair Cynthia's ...
— The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded • Delia Bacon

... has kindly furnished us with an advance sheet of his forthcoming catalogue of the Borneo collection in the Leyden Museum; he catalogues these drawings as tatu marks, but in a footnote records our opinion of them made by letter. Dr. Nieuwenhuis apparently adheres to the belief that ...
— The Pagan Tribes of Borneo • Charles Hose and William McDougall

... to confute him with the potent name of Aristotle, and show him his doom foreordained in the book of poetic Revelations. "The poet should speak as little as possible in his own person," we read, "for it is not this that makes him an imitator." [Footnote: Poetics, 1460 a.] One cannot too much admire Aristotle's canniness in thus nipping the poet's egotism in the bud, for he must have seen clearly that if the poet began to talk in his own person, he would soon lead the conversation around to himself, and that, once launched on that inexhaustible ...
— The Poet's Poet • Elizabeth Atkins

... Astrologers, fortune-tellers, alchemists, rhymers, poets, painters, projectors, mathematicians, watchmakers, sing-songs, musicianers, and the devil and all of others that are subject to Queen Whims (Motteux gives the following footnote:—'La Quinte, This means a fantastic Humour, Maggots, or a foolish Giddiness of Brains; and also, a fifth, or the Proportion of Five in music, &c.'). They have very fair legible patents to show for't, as anybody may see. Panurge had no sooner heard this but he was ...
— Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. • Francois Rabelais

... [FOOTNOTE: Gutmann played the return of the principal subject in a way very different from that in which it is printed, with a great deal of ornamentation, and said that Chopin played it always in that way. Also the cadence at the end of ...
— Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician - Volume 1-2, Complete • Frederick Niecks

... [Footnote 1: Delivered by the Rev. Dr. Dallinger, F.R.S., at the annual meeting of the Royal Microscopical ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888 • Various

... by the smallpox, and with a disagreeable expression. Dressed in a jacket of green cloth braided with silver, with a silver shoulder belt, on which the king's arms were embroidered in gold; on his head a cap with a long plume; in his left hand a spear, and in his right the estortuaire [Footnote: The estortuaire was a stick, which the chief huntsman presented to the king, to put aside the branches of the trees when he was going at full gallop.] destined for the king, M. de Monsoreau might look like a terrible warrior, but not ...
— Chicot the Jester - [An abridged translation of "La dame de Monsoreau"] • Alexandre Dumas

... [Footnote 1: "Les Origines du Theatre Moderne ou Histoire du Genie Dramatique depuis le Premier Siecle jusqu'au XVIe." ...
— Some Forerunners of Italian Opera • William James Henderson

... [Footnote A: At the hospital of Saint Giles for Lazars, the prisoners conveyed from the City of London towards Tyburn, there to be executed for treasons, felonies, or other trespasses, were presented with a Bowl of Ale, thereof to drink, as their last refreshing in this life.—Strype's ...
— Jack Sheppard - A Romance • William Harrison Ainsworth

... had an appointment with Rose Andree and Dalbreque to arrange for their departure for the States. [Footnote: See The Tell-tale Film.] Before four and seven o'clock, he bought the different editions of the evening papers. None ...
— The Eight Strokes of the Clock • Maurice Leblanc

... [Footnote 1: A law of the State of Pennsylvania forbids the employment of boys less than twelve years old in breakers, or less than fourteen in mines. This law is ...
— Derrick Sterling - A Story of the Mines • Kirk Munroe

... [Footnote A: Cromwell, once when his troops were about crossing a river to attack the enemy, concluded an address with these words: "Put your trust in God; but mind ...
— The World's Best Poetry — Volume 10 • Various

... [Footnote 1: OGRE is a giant, with long teeth and claws, with a raw head and bloody-bones, who runs away with naughty little boys and girls, and eats them up. [Note by ...
— The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault • Charles Perrault

... [Footnote 2: The presence of Brahmans at the Courts of Burma and Siam is a different matter. They were expressly invited as more skilled in astrology and ...
— Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) • Charles Eliot

... whose sweet presence sorrow dares not lower Nor expectation rise Too high for earth."—Christian Year (Footnote in 1901 text.) ...
— Sintram and His Companions • Friedrich de la Motte Fouque

... [Footnote 1: In this song, as in several others, the chorus should come in after each stanza. The arrangement followed has been adopted to illustrate versions current in ...
— Cowboy Songs - and Other Frontier Ballads • Various

... edification of posterity the tale of the war between the Plains and the Plateau. To him the Kaffir hero is Umbooni, a half-witted ruffian, whom we afterwards caught and hanged. He mentions Laputa only in a footnote as a renegade Christian who had something to do with fomenting discontent. He considers that the word 'Inkulu,' which he often heard, was a Zulu name for God. Mr Upton is a picturesque historian, but he knew nothing of the most romantic incident of all. This is the ...
— Prester John • John Buchan

... Blessed Hope." [Transcriber's note: there was no matching footnote number in the above text, so it is not known what this ...
— Studies in Prophecy • Arno C. Gaebelein

... [Footnote 1: Address of Sir Frederick Joseph Bramwell, F.R.S., on his election as president of the Institution of ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885 • Various

... [Footnote 10: E.g.: Plena fuit vobis omni concordia vita, Et stetit ad finem longa tenaxque fides. Amores ...
— Helps to Latin Translation at Sight • Edmund Luce

... first distinction." But, nevertheless, both are very admirable performances; and yet the compiler survives scarcely more than in an anecdote for which I can see no authority. For she does not say, "First catch your hare" [Footnote: Mrs. Glasse's cookery book was reprinted at least ...
— Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine • William Carew Hazlitt

... [Footnote A: The Acts of St. Cecilia are generally regarded by the best Roman Catholic authorities as apochryphal. They bear internal evidence of their want of correctness, and, in the condition in which they have come down to us, the date of their ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 6, April, 1858 • Various

... [Footnote 1: This "Advertisement" is taken from "Miscellanies in Prose and Verse," printed for John Morphew, 1711. On page 314 of that volume it forms a "foreword" to "A Letter concerning the Sacramental Test." It is ...
— The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D. D., Volume IV: - Swift's Writings on Religion and the Church, Volume II • Jonathan Swift

... Footnote 87—added missing end quote after "with copperas and sheep's dung." and removed extraneous period after ...
— A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons • Fredrick Accum

... [Footnote 1: The Holothuria of naturalists—a species of sea-slug or sea-cucumber found on the shores of Borneo and on most of the islands of the Pacific, and which being dried in the sun is considered a dainty ...
— In Eastern Seas - The Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83 • J. J. Smith

... [Footnote 13: A lariet is a beautifully made rope, manufactured from hides and used for picketing horses out upon the prairies. They are worth, in New Mexico, about two ...
— The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself • De Witt C. Peters

... [Footnote 1: The East wind.—Ver. 2. Eurus, or the East wind, while blowing, would prevent the return of Cephalus from the island of AEgina ...
— The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes - and Explanations • Publius Ovidius Naso

... near resemblance in a few instances, they are in general so very different, that no-one can make a scruple to rank them under distinct heads, and assign to each a peculiar name to mark the difference [Footnote 1.]. ...
— A Treatise of Human Nature • David Hume

... [Footnote 1: He who sees little, little can he say; And when my travels I describe some day, And say, "That chanced to me—there I have been"— The pleasure you will feel will be so great, You will believe, while hearing me relate, That all these wonders you ...
— Life in Mexico • Frances Calderon De La Barca

... [Footnote 1: The following statute was approved by the University of Oxford in 1868 (Statuta Universitatis Oxoniensis, iv., i., ...
— Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV - Essays chiefly on the Science of Language • Max Muller

... [Footnote 10: Still more remarkable is the increase of rabbits both in New Zealand and Australia. No less than seven millions of rabbit-skins have been exported from the former country in a single year, their value being L67,000. In both countries, sheep-runs have been greatly deteriorated in value by ...
— Darwinism (1889) • Alfred Russel Wallace

... footnote at this point, a portion of Le Gentil's description of the power of the friars in the Philippines, which is to be found in vol. ii, p. 183, of that author; and ante, in our extract from Le ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55) • Various

... [Footnote 4: By stride is meant the distance between two successive imprints of the same foot. The term is not used in this work as ...
— Lameness of the Horse - Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1 • John Victor Lacroix

... seeking to set down every known fact regarding Champlain's early life, the task would not be long. Parkman, in referring to his origin, styles him 'a Catholic gentleman,' with not even a footnote regarding his parentage.[1] Dionne, in a biography {5} of nearly three hundred pages, does indeed mention the names of his father and mother, but dismisses his first twenty years in twenty lines, ...
— The Founder of New France - A Chronicle of Champlain • Charles W. Colby

... that of any subsequent editor of the "Poems". The present text is the result of a fresh collation of the early editions; and in every material instance of departure from the wording of those originals the rejected reading has been subjoined in a footnote. Again, wherever—as in the case of "Julian and Maddalo"—there has appeared to be good reason for superseding the authority of the editio princeps, the fact is announced, and the substituted exemplar indicated, in the Prefatory Note. in the case of a few ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume I • Percy Bysshe Shelley

... [Footnote 1: In his "Hand-book of Engraved Gems," Mr. King maintains that "the devices on the signets of the ancients were both hereditary and unalterable, like our armorial bearings;" but, at the same time, he admits that the "armorial bearings," which appear "on the shields of the Grecian ...
— The Handbook to English Heraldry • Charles Boutell

... of the pulpit its text. Carlyle's decease was marked by a dirge of rhapsodists whose measureless acclamations stifled the voice of sober criticism. In the realm of contemporary English prose he has left no adequate successor; [Footnote: The nearest being the now foremost prose writers of our time, Mr. Ruskin and Mr. Froude.] the throne that does not pass by primogeniture is vacant, and the bleak northern skies seem colder and grayer since that venerable head was laid ...
— Thomas Carlyle - Biography • John Nichol

... [Footnote 6: Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. Brevet Major W. H. Emory, Corps of Topographical Engineers, ...
— The Old Santa Fe Trail - The Story of a Great Highway • Henry Inman

... [Footnote: The Grand Duchess Helene Paulowna, a few weeks ago, made a present to the Mozarteum of the music-book from which Mozart learned music, and in which he wrote down his ...
— The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, V.1. • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

... his newest conquest. His rhymes for my week were headed, "TO MARY IN H—L," meaning to Mary in Hannibal, of course. But while setting up the piece I was suddenly riven from head to heel by what I regarded as a perfect thunderbolt of humor, and I compressed it into a snappy footnote at ...
— Editorial Wild Oats • Mark Twain

... to laugh, and asked: "Can you imagine me hanging to the neck of 'Raisine'?" She nicknamed him according to the day, Raisine, Malvoisie, [Footnote: Preserved grapes and pears, malmsey,—a poor wine.] Argenteuil, for she gave everybody nicknames. And she would murmur to his face: "My dear little Pierre," or "My divine Pedro, darling Pierrot, ...
— Yvette • Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant

... [Footnote 3: Mr. Berthollet discovered that oxygenated muriatic gas, received in a ley of caustic potash, forms a chrystallizable neutral salt, which detonates more ...
— Priestley in America - 1794-1804 • Edgar F. Smith

... [Footnote 1: A renowned fort in Polish history. It stood on the old battlefield between Turkey and Poland, between ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... [Footnote A: To prevent the squirrels that are caught from gnawing out, the boys sometimes line the inside of ...
— Stuyvesant - A Franconia Story • Jacob Abbott

... [Footnote 1: Because—they are both)—Ver. 2. This is apparently intended as a piece of humour, in catching or baulking the audience. He begins as though he was going to explain why the captives are standing there, and ends his explanation with saying that they are standing because ...
— The Captiva and The Mostellaria • Plautus

... on so many of their gods, do really imply paternity and maternity; if this implication be admitted, the inference appears to be inevitable that these divine beings were supposed to exercise sexual functions, etc." In a footnote he adds a number of formidable-looking references, meant, I suppose, to prove this point. I have closely examined these passages; what they do prove is simply that many deities were called Pater and Mater. Not one even suggests that paternity and maternity were in such cases to be understood ...
— The Religious Experience of the Roman People - From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus • W. Warde Fowler

... [*Footnote: The whale-headed stork, or Baleniceps Rex, is only met with in the immense swamps of the White Nile. This bird feeds generally upon water shellfish, for which nature has provided a most powerful beak armed with ...
— Ismailia • Samuel W. Baker

... grinding and boiling his meat, as Pittacus did. I myself sojourning as Lesbos overheard my landlady, as she was very busy at her hand-mill, singing as she used to do her work, "Grind mill; grind mill; for even Pittacus the prince of great Mitylene, grinds" [Greek footnote ommitted]. Quoth Solon: Ardalus, I wonder you have not read the law of Epimenides's frugality in Hesiod's writings, who prescribes him and others this spare diet; for he was the person that gratified Epimenides with the seeds of this ...
— Essays and Miscellanies - The Complete Works Volume 3 • Plutarch

... [Footnote 1: The date of the above lecture was Wednesday, February 12th, 1913, the date on which our morning newspapers printed the first telegrams giving particulars of the fate of Captain Scott's heroic conquest of the ...
— On the Art of Writing - Lectures delivered in the University of Cambridge 1913-1914 • Arthur Quiller-Couch



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