It is a pathetic record.
The glow and the glamour of the Crusades disappear save for the pathetic sunset splendours of St Louis, as Dandolo dies, and gallant Villehardouin drops his pen.
There was a pathetic expression of sorrow, prayer, and hope in it.
There was something particularly pathetic and resolute in her face today.
The pathetic song of "Lochaber no more" was written by Allan Ramsay.
It is amusing and pathetic to see Helen with her dolls.
Some of his finest tragedies were written for her, but her repertoire was not confined to them, and many an indifferent play - like Thomas Corneille's Ariane and Comte d'Essex - owed its success to "her natural manner of acting, and her pathetic rendering of the hapless heroine."
Love, in the form of pathetic sentiment rather than of irregular passion, is the chief motive of his pieces.
Augustine's explanation of its fall passes in review not only the calamities of Roman history - combined with a pathetic perception of its greatness, - but carries the survey back to the origin of evil at the creation.
There he wrote the best known of all his verses, the pathetic Jeune captive, a poem at once of enchantment and of despair.
Bede has the artist's instinct of proportion, the artist's sense for the picturesque and the pathetic. His style too, modelled largely, in the present writer's opinion, on that of Gregory in the Dialogues, is limpid and unaffected.
But he has left nothing more graceful, naïve and pathetic than his early memories in Praeterita - a book which must rank with the most famous "Confessions" in any literature.
Especially in this last he shows a tendency to epigram and often uses humorous and pathetic expressions.
The mistress rocked and hushed her baby and when anyone came into the cellar asked in a pathetic whisper what had become of her husband who had remained in the street.
Of later times there are Droplaug's Sons' Saga (997-1007), written probably about I i io, and preserved in the uncouth style of the original (a brother's revenge for his brother's death is the substance of it; Brandkrossa pattr is an appendix to it), and the tales of Thorstein Hall of Side's Son (c. 1014) and his brother Thidrandi (c. 996), which belong to the cycle of Hall o' Side's Saga, unhappily lost; they are weird tales of bloodshed and magic, with idyllic and pathetic episodes.
The count is pathetic, they say.
Maria Theresa had undoubtedly an instinctive histrionic sense of the perspective of the theatre, and could adopt the appropriate attitude and gesture, passionate, dignified or pathetic, required to impress those she wished to influence.
In language, and perhaps in style and manner, it is akin to the tenth; while the twenty-fourth is in the pathetic vein of the ninth, and like it serves to bring out new aspects of the character of Achilles.
What they especially praise is the ethos or permanent moral level of his works as compared with those of the later "pathetic" school.
Mr. Jefferson's, beautiful, pathetic representation quite carried me away with delight.
History There is something almost pathetic in the childish wonder and delight with which mankind in its earlier phases of civilization gathered up and treasured stories of strange animals from distant lands or deep seas, such as are recorded in the Physiologus, in Albertus Magnus, and even at the present day in the popular treatises of Japan and China.
Erik would not have been a sufficiently pathetic operatic tenor if his claim on Senta had been less complete.
In a pathetic speech to his children on his deathbed, he bitterly lamented his youthful offence in opposing the prophet, although Mahomet had forgiven him and had frequently affirmed that "there was no Mussulman more sincere and steadfast in the faith than `Amr."
Of more pathetic interest is the Schillerhaus, in the Schillerstrasse, containing the humble rooms in which Schiller lived and died.
In 1818 she addressed a pathetic letter to the powers assembled at the congress of Aix, petitioning for Napoleon's release, on the ground that his mortal illness had removed any possibility of his ever again becoming a menace to the world's peace.
" Randolph of Roanoke " is one of the most pathetic and most elevated of memorial tributes.
We do not know; but there is a pathetic suggestiveness in a passage in the Magna Moralia (i.
Knud Lyne Rahbek (1760-1830) was a pleasing novelist, a dramatist of some merit, a pathetic elegist, and a witty song-writer; he was also a man full of the literary instinct, and through a long life he never ceased to busy himself with editing the works of the older poets, and spreading among the people a knowledge of Danish literature through his magazine, Minerva, edited in conjunction with C. H.
Through the dream the living was put into communication with the dead, which sometimes embodied itself in peculiar and pathetic literary forms, such as the Icelandic dream-verses imparted by the spirits of those who had been lost at sea or overwhelmed by the snow; and a whole series of steps leads up from necromancy to prophecy and oracle, .?
Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
When his state had passed the ordinance of secession he resigned his seat, and his speech on the 21st of January was a clear and able statement of the position taken by his state, and a most pathetic farewell to his associates.
"My dear friend?" said she, in a tone of pathetic inquiry, prepared to sympathize in any way.
The ceremony had been full of significance in 28 B.C., and now more than forty years later it was given a pathetic interest by Augustus himself.
The third and fourth volumes preserve the register of his deeds and words from 1870 to 1885; they contain, among other things memorable, the nobly reticent and pathetic tribute to the memory of the two sons, Charles (1826-1871) and Francois (1828-1873), he had lost since their common return from exile.
It is pathetic and yet inspiring to study the development of Presbyterianism in France; pathetic because it was in a time of fierce persecution that the French Protestants organized themselves into churches, and inspiring, because it showed the power which scriptural organization gave them to withstand incessant, unrelenting hostility.
When Pierre reached the fire and heard Platon's voice enfeebled by illness, and saw his pathetic face brightly lit up by the blaze, he felt a painful prick at his heart.
Nor is he less successful when recording pathetic events, for his stories of certain martyrdoms, and of the execution of Mary queen of Scots, are told with exquisite feeling and in language of well-restrained emotion.
Hermann, who became a monk of the famous abbey of Reichenau, is at once one of the most attractive and one of the most pathetic figures of medieval monasticism.
After the overthrow of the Scottish accomplices in this notable project, Mary poured forth upon Elizabeth a torrent of pathetic and eloquent reproach for the many wrongs she had suffered at the hands of her hostess, and pledged her honour to the assurance that she now aspired to no kingdom but that of heaven.
His disciple, the famous Pharisee 11vleir, remained his steadfast friend, and his efforts to reclaim his former master are among the most pathetic incidents in the Talmud.
The subjects of Longfellow's poetry are, for the most part, aspects of nature as influencing human feeling, either directly or through historical association, the tender or pathetic sides and incidents of life, or heroic deeds preserved in legend or history.
For Godoy the king had an unaffected liking, and the lifelong favour he showed him is almost pathetic. When terrified by the French Revolution he turned to the Inquisition to help him against the party which would have carried the reforming policy of Charles III.
Wessel, who up to that time had only been known as the president of a club of wits, immediately wrote Love without Stockings (1772), in which a plot of the most abject triviality is worked out in strict accordance with the rules of French tragedy, and in most pompous and pathetic Alexandrines.
Todar (who was not, as formerly supposed, Akbar's finance minister, the celebrated Raja 'radar Mall) was his attached friend, and a beautiful and pathetic poem' by Tulsi on his death is extant.
The custom of dwelling, for part of the day at least, in booths, is still kept up by orthodox Jews, who have temporary huts covered with branches erected in their courtyards, and those who are not in possession of a house with a backyard often go to pathetic extremes in order to fulfil the law by making holes in roofs, across which branches are placed.
Ovid (Herotides, 5) gives a pathetic description of Oenone's grief when she found herself deserted.
It had a flourishing school of painting in the 4th century, of which the most famous representation was Aristides, who excelled in pathetic subjects.
Border traditions and folklore, and the picturesque, pathetic and stirring incidents of which the country was so often the scene, appealed strongly to James Hogg ("the Ettrick Shepherd"), John Wilson ("Christopher North"), and John Mackay Wilson (1804-1835), whose Tales of the Borders, published in 1835, long enjoyed popular favour.
He has left a pathetic account of the extraordinary accomplishments of his son Richard, who died before he was six years old, and of a daughter Mary, who lived to be twenty, and probably wrote most of her father's Mundus muliebris (1690).
The contrast is marked by the humour which seems to combine a cynical view of human folly with a deeply pathetic sense of the sadness and suffering of life.
Interest is confined to the actions, passions, sufferings and joys of human life, to its pathetic, tragic, humorous and sentimental incidents.
The unfinished poems, Dieu and La Fin de Satan, are full to overflowing of such magnificent work, such wise simplicity of noble thought, such heroic and pathetic imagination, such reverent and daring faith, as no other poet has ever cast into deathless words and set to deathless music. Les Jumeaux, an unfinished tragedy, would possibly have been the very greatest of his works if it had been completed on the same scale and on the same lines as it was begun and carried forward to the point at which it was cut short for ever.
Demosthenes gained an overwhelming victory for himself and for the honour of Athens in the most finished, the most splendid and the most pathetic work of ancient eloquence - the immortal oration "On the Crown."
As queen of Prussia she commanded universal respect and affection, and nothing in Prussian history is more pathetic than the dignity and unflinching courage with which she bore the sufferings inflicted on her and her family during the war between Prussia and France.
A brilliant and pathetic relic of the close of the medieval period exists in the Love Letters addressed in 1498 by Ingrid Persdotter, a nun of Vadstena, to the young knight Axel Nilsson.
"I love you all, and have done no harm to anyone; and what have you done to me?"--said her charming, pathetic, dead face.
He is an earnest, sometimes stern and sometimes pathetic, preacher of righteousness, who despises the mere graces of style and the subtleties of an abstruse logic. He has no patience with mere antiquarian study of the Stoical writers.
It has been well said that in the writings of Juhani Aho can be traced all the idiosyncrasies which have formed the curious and pathetic history of Finland in recent years.
They made alliances with the strangers to aid them in their intestine wars, and the annalist writing in later years (Annals of Lough Ce) describes with pathetic brevity the change wrought in Ireland:" Earl Strongbow came into Erin with Dermod MacMurrough to avenge his expulsion by Roderick, son of Turlough O'Connor; and Dermod gave 1 The whole question is discussed by Mr J.
On her monument at Bromley he placed an inscription extolling the charms of her person and of her manners; and when, long after her decease, he had occasion to mention her, he exclaimed with a tenderness half ludicrous, half pathetic, "Pretty creature !"
And what's with your pathetic vendetta against Wire readers?
Make sure your kid gets a better education than you seem to have, with your pathetic attempts at moral equivalence.
And finally the " they haven't visited argument " is frankly pathetic.
And diving in World Cup games is utterly pathetic.
I haven't seen you looking pale yet - I should think you might look rather pathetic!
He said: " I think their music is pretty pathetic.
I started to see the first Christmas things at the end of October which is absolutely pathetic.
This is truly pathetic, not to say hypocritical.
He seemed so pathetic, an unconscious man tied to a radiator.
In the visitors ' room she tells him he looks pathetic dressing younger than his age.
feeling completely pathetic, I managed to inch my way out of the cave, taking a final ' hit ' on the way.
Why You should stay away: His excuses for not showing up are getting more pathetic.
pathetic in comparison.
Let's hear it all again you useless bunch of pathetic deluded prats!
But his attempt at a point-by-point rebuttal was dishonest in the extreme and, frankly, pathetic.
Those with living livestock hurried about tending the pathetic remnants of their herds with cloth over their noses to keep out the smell.
Beneath a rather shoddy canopy, a pathetic looking child.
He's passed away, the poor pathetic slob: so how about it - would you like the job?
If it were not so unprincipled and shameful it would be laughable and pathetic.
Apparently, the dinosaurs let out a pathetic whimper before they became extinct.
writhela is frequently naked, writhing around in a weak, pathetic state.
But he has left nothing more graceful, naÃ¯ve and pathetic than his early memories in Praeterita - a book which must rank with the most famous "Confessions" in any literature.
If the writers of the other two Gospels had no means at their disposal for enlarging the narrow framework of St Mark's narrative by recording definite visits to Jerusalem, at least they preserve to us words from the second document which seem to imply such visits: for how else are we to explain the pathetic complaint, " Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered thee, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings; but ye would not" ?
1860), whose collection of poems, called Guitar and Accordion, humorous, amatory and pathetic, produced a great sensation in 1891.
"The storm has gone over me," he wrote in words which are well known, but which can hardly be repeated too often for any who have an ear for the cadences of noble and pathetic speech, - "The storm has gone over me, and I lie like one of those old oaks which the late hurricane has scattered about me.
The group represents the extreme of a pathetic tendency in sculpture (see Greek Art, Plate I.
All this naked white human flesh, laughing and shrieking, floundered about in that dirty pool like carp stuffed into a watering can, and the suggestion of merriment in that floundering mass rendered it specially pathetic.
He seemed altogether so thin, small, and pathetic.
When they are a pathetic shambles compared to what they could be, I suffer.
He 's passed away, the poor pathetic slob: so how about it - would you like the job?
By 1948, the buildings had " become pathetic travesties of the original design ", as Walter Ison sadly noted.
And what 's with your pathetic vendetta against Wire readers?
Angela is frequently naked, writhing around in a weak, pathetic state.
She will say yes, but I will be scared because it would be my first girlfriend and my first date (which is pathetic because I am 13).
Not having your first date by the time you're 13 is NOT pathetic, at all.
As many a waiter and waitress are only to happy to share, there are plenty of sordid tales involving massive orders of food, unpleasant personalities and pathetic tips to top it all off.
Williams then struck back, stating that Omarosa should look into getting some Botox for her wrinkles and that "Omarosa wished she had my career…," adding that she was a "…delusional, D-List, pathetic woman."
There are a multitude of words to describe her behavior, one of them being pathetic.
Art Of The Furon movie: Santa Modesta side mission Blue Book : Saucer Blueprints movie: Rockwell side mission Evolution Of An Alien movie: Turnipseed Farm side mission Face of the Enemy: Area-42 Pathetic Humans!
Some of the auditions were hilarious, others downright pathetic.
It was so pathetic.
The building had "become a pathetic travesty of the original design," as Walter Ison sadly noted.
pathetic to see them.
I hear what you are saying about feeling like you think you sound pathetic etc.. .
How could anyone go so far as to seduce that pathetic woman, just to get close enough to terrorize his wife?
Pathetic! she snapped before she stormed away.
annals of literature afford nothing more beautiful, nothing more pathetic, than ' The Mother's Idol Broken.
He was totally engrossed in games with a threadbare and rather pathetic looking little beanbag which had just the one eye.
Put your pathetic selves out of misery and end the charade already.
chequerood, helplessly, in the middle of the checkered floor looking pathetic.
For various reasons, sales of DAB digital radios have been pathetic - especially compared to successful products like DVD!
Of course there may be pathetic emotional excuses for the act.
I've always been a big fan of the pathetic fallacy, unlike Ruskin, who coined the term.
About Bob, the pages flutter down, in a pathetic little snow flurry.
This pathetic attempt at stirring up sectarian hatred is the purest evidence yet of your desperation - Anyway, I thought you'd won?
Observers of celebrity crisis cringe at the pathetic attempts to seek a safe bolt hole.
And they're intelligent thinking people -- not idiotic, useless, pathetic dumbos as the media likes to portray them!
Announcements about this or anything else over the pathetic sound system were completely inaudible.
There followed the pathetic interlude of the Children's Crusade in 1212.
When woken this morning the pathetic creature opted for a lie-in.
naif act was somehow characteristic, and I scarcely know whether to think it amusing or pathetic.
pathetic fallacy, unlike Ruskin, who coined the term.
pathetic excuses for not staying in touch with her friend.
pathetic attempts to defraud me.
pathetic remnants of their herds with cloth over their noses to keep out the smell.
pathetic little creature!
Do you find people principally pathetic or absurd, would you say?
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