And since the pleasure which the poet should afford is that which comes from pity and fear through imitation, it is evident that this quality must be impressed
upon the incidents.
The thing that impressed
itself most on me in Holland was the thoroughness of the agriculture and the excellence of the Holstein cattle.
His knowledge of books, however superficial, was sufficient to impress
upon their ignorance respect for his supposed learning; and the gravity of his deportment and language, with the high tone which he exerted in setting forth the authority of the church and of the priesthood, impressed
them no less with an opinion of his sanctity.
We cheered again; and the Malays in the boats stared--very much puzzled and impressed
. I wondered what they thought; what he thought; .
I am by no means a wholesale admirer of our legal solemnities, many of which impress
me as being exceedingly ludicrous.
It is to be hoped that common sense, in the time to come, will prefer deciding upon a work of Art rather by the impression it makes -- by the effect it produces -- than by the time it took to impress
the effect, or by the amount of "sustained effort" which had been found necessary in effecting the impression.
If any one wishes to be im- pressed with the soul-killing effects of slavery, let him go to Colonel Lloyd's plantation, and, on allow- ance-day, place himself in the deep pine woods, and there let him, in silence, analyze the sounds that shall pass through the chambers of his soul,--and if he is not thus impressed
, it will only be because "there is no flesh in his obdurate heart."
It may be that the exceptional surroundings in which we found ourselves, in the midst of an incredible silence, impressed
us to an unusual extent.
upon you the fear of God and Immensity - or, in other words, the fear of being drowned with every circumstance of terrific grandeur.
It was then, as has been said, that she impressed
him most deeply.
It was evident that they were considerably impressed
by the appear-ance and dimensions of our craft, but as these fellows know no fear they were not at all awed.
His brow, upon which his little court read, as upon that of a god, all the movements of his soul, and thence drew rules of conduct, -- his brow, upon which affairs of state never impressed
a wrinkle, was this evening paler than usual, and more than one friendly eye remarked that pallor.