Rasselas sentence example
- A hundred pounds were paid him for the copyright, and the purchasers had great cause to be pleased with their bargain, for the book was Rasselas, and it had a great success.
- The plan of Rasselas might, however, have seemed to invite severe criticism.
- Rasselas and Imlac, Nekayah and Pekuah, are evidently meant to be Abyssinians of the 18th century; for the Europe which Imlac describes is the Europe of the 18th century, and the inmates of the Happy Valley talk familiarly of that law of gravitation which Newton discovered and which was not fully received even at Cambridge till the 18th century.
- Such," says Rasselas, "is the common process of marriage."
- Johnson had failed, not because his mind was less vigorous than when he wrote Rasselas in the evenings of a week, but because he had foolishly chosen, or suffered others to choose for him, a subject such as he would at no time have been competent to treat.Advertisement
- The Poems and Rasselas have been reprinted times without number.
- Disraeliwhose oriental imagination was excited by the triumph incurred some ridicule by his bombastic declaration that the standard of St George was hoisted upon th~ mountains of Rasselas.