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  • Et Chaos, et Phlegethon! loca nocte silentia late!

    On the Sublime and Beautiful

  • I'm interested in the law of mimesis or imitative action that governs not so much the style or spirit of reviewing (both still as various as they ever were) but the subtle counterpoint between silence and statement, the docta silentia by which both poets and critics play their necessary game with those who persist in asking the Edmund Wilson-type questions about where poetry 'stands' and what it 'does.'

    Recent Poetry: Three American Poets

  • _Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent.

    The Coverley Papers

  • Sit modulatio! libera natio dulce canat! labra vigentia, ora faventia, saxa silentia vox repleat!

    A Handbook for Latin Clubs

  • Nox et caeruleam terris infuderat umbram. ille propinquabat silvis et ab aggere celso scuta virum galeasque videt rutilare comantes, qua laxant rami nemus adversaque sub umbra flammeus aeratis lunae tremor errat in armis. obstipuit visis, ibat tamen, horrida tantum spicula et inclusum capulo tenus admovet ensem. ac prior unde, viri, quidve occultatis in armis? 'non humili terrore rogat. nec reddita contra vox, fidamque negant suspecta silentia pacem.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • Not less imaginative, though less clear cut and precise, is his picture of the underworld in the third book: est procul ad Stygiae devexa silentia noctis

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • But it is in a love-poem that he reaches his highest achievement: lecto compositus vix prima silentia noctis carpebam et somno lumina victa dabam: cum me saevus Amor prensat sursumque capillis excitat et lacerum pervigilare iubet.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • [551] A pleasant study, in poetic use of imagery and phrase, is the gradation from the bare and grand Lucretian simplicity of _silentia noctis_, through the "favour and prettiness" (slightly tautological though) of the Virgilian _tacitae per amica silentia lunae_, to the recovery and intensifying of magnificence in _dove il sol tace_.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • [48] "Dellendus Cicero est, Latiaeque silentia linguae" -- _Sen Suas.

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

  • Causas nequicquam nectis inanes quid me alta silentia cogis

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

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