from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See extrinsical.


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  • The Roman faith, and the customs founded on it, were more serious, more moral, and pious, displaying more insight into nature, and more magical and mysterious, than the Greek religion, at least than that part of it which was extrinsecal to the mysteries.

    Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

  • He made use of poetry as a means to accomplish ends foreign and extrinsecal to it; and this has often polluted the artistic purity of his compositions.

    Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature


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