If, in place of the characteristic monuments which we have just described, we examine the general aspect of art from the sixteenth to the eighteenth
century, we notice the same phenomena of decay and phthisis.
Elizabethan prose, all too chaotic in the beauty and force which overflowed into it from Elizabethan poetry, and incorrect with an incorrectness which leaves it scarcely legitimate prose at all: then, in reaction against that, the correctness of Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth
century, determining the standard of a prose in the proper sense, not inferior to the prose of the Augustan age in Latin, or of the "great age in France": and, again in reaction against this, the wild mixture of poetry and prose, in our wild nineteenth century, under the influence of such writers as Dickens and Carlyle: such are the three periods into which the story of our prose literature divides itself.
Caprona has always been considered a more or less mythical land, though it is vouched for by an eminent navigator of the eighteenth
century; but Bowen's narrative made it seem very real, however many miles of trackless ocean lay between us and it.
When at last they reached the eighteenth
green, he hold a wonderful curly putt for the hole and the match.
On the eighteenth
the directors meet, and, instead of the customary dividend, a double dividend will be declared.
This work is of comparatively recent execution: it dates from the eighteenth
century only, and reveals the corrupt taste of the period in every part of it.
In the autumn of 1866 I was a private soldier of the Eighteenth
After closely examining the dial and observing that it was nearly twelve o'clock, I opened it at the back and was interested to observe an inner case of ivory, upon which was painted a miniature portrait in that exquisite and delicate manner which was in vogue during the eighteenth
With the introduction of machinery and the factory system in the latter part of the eighteenth
century, the great mass of the working people was separated from the land.
A coat with capes worn by ladies in the eighteenth
century for riding.
On October eighteenth
, Patrick Grayfur departed for that bourne whence no traveller returns.
At the close of the eighteenth
century Herschel, armed with a powerful telescope, considerably reduced the preceding measurements.