" As soon," he says, " as I understood the principles, I relinquished for ever the pursuit of the mathematics; nor can I lament that I desisted before my mind was hardened by the habit of rigid demonstration, so destructive xi.
We may remark in passing that the retreat was often enlivened, or invaded, by friendly tourists from England, whose " frequent incursions " into Switzerland our recluse seems half to lament as an evil.
His companions were changed into birds, called Memnonides, which came every year to fight and lament over his grave, which was variously located (Ovid, Metam.
The Christian antiquary has cause continually to lament the destruction of works of art due to this craving.
In 1768 Rolland declared that the university, which held Greek in high honour, nevertheless had reason to lament that her students learnt little of the language, and he traced this decline to the fact that attendance at lectures had ceased to be compulsory.
On the 15th of October 1389, he died, with few to lament him.
He was also the patron of Chaucer, whose Boke of the Duchesse was a lament for Blanche of Lancaster.
His story is told in one of the oldest songs of the Edda, the V OlundarkiOda and, with considerable variations, in the prose P13rekssaga (Thidrek's sage), while the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf and Deor's Lament contain allusions to it.
I may lament and weep," he adds " but truly I have had admirable sport," with his greyhounds.
There is, of course, some historical significance in the drawing up of such lists as we have in Dunbar's Lament for the Makaris, or in Douglas's Palice of Honour, or in Lyndsay's Testament of the Papyngo, but it is at the same time clear that their critical importance has been exaggerated.
Another conception of them is that of singers of the lament for the dead, for which reason they are often used in the adornment of tombs, and represented beating their breasts and tearing their hair or playing the flute or lyre.
Ends with a mother's lament over her slaughtered children; chapter iii.
Since it contained the lament of David (2 Sam.
They include a lament of Garcia de Resende on the death of Ignez de Castro which probably inspired the inimitable stanzas dedicated to the same subject in The Lusiads, the Fingimento de Amores by Diogo Brandao, the Coplas of D.
The Book of Daniel loses none of its beauty and force because we are bound, in the light of modern criticism, to consider it as a production of the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes, nor should conservative Bible-readers lament because the historical accuracy of the work is thus destroyed.
For I was 10th at first dash to tell you that I had lately received a letter from him so surprising to me for the inconsistency of every part of it, as to be put into great disorder by it, from the concernment I have for him, lest it should arise from that which of all mankind I should least dread from him and most lament for - I mean a discomposure in head, or mind, or both.
A pretty much definitive portrait of a late and greatly lamented genius, this set complements perfectly the new live performance CD.
He died in 1665, and was universally lamented by the citizens.
He was lamented by a large circle of friends.
His amiable disposition acquired him a large circle of friends, who deeply lament his death.
How long will your bitter lament grieve your family?
I lament the absence of story, about his life and times.
I lament the passing of the "42-day rule."
It's at times like this I lament the loss of people like Robin Cook.
Karen Matheson appears singing a Gaelic lament in one of the emotional highlights of the film.
The group lamented the lack of unity.
The photographer laments the decline of film.
The young man laments the fact that he earns too little to pay his bills.
The lament for the death of Linus was commissioned by Psappha, with funds provided by the North West Arts Board.
We saw the pet's graveyard with its sad lament to "Little Boxer."
We were listening to the lament played by piper Rob Bell.
You always hear aspiring authors lament about finding the time to write.
"If only I had known," we often lament, in the widespread belief that to know everything would mean we would never make mistakes.