The mere recitation of such similar cases with their happy issue was supposed to be magically effective; for almost unlimited power was supposed to be inherent in mere words.
Further, the work being intended for public recitation, some rhetorical embellishment was necessary, even at the cost of simplicity.
In 1456, the recitation of a few prayers before a church crucifix earned a Pardon of 20,000 years for every such repetition.
The recitation of the Hesiodic poems was from the first unaccompanied by the lyre.
The recitation of epic poetry was called in historical times "rhapsody."
The passage about Marie Antoinette, which has since become a stock piece in books of recitation, seemed to Francis a mere piece of foppery; for was she not a Messalina and a jade?
Upon the recitation of some of these texts rest many popular charms and incantations.
Moreover, the right recitation of the Koran is an art which even people of Arab tongue can only learn with great difficulty.
At the head of the lawn is the Rotunda, modelled after the Roman Pantheon and now containing the university library; and at the foot of the lawn are three modern recitation and laboratory buildings.
She pretended so well to be interested in the recitation of the saga that he almost believed she was becoming a fan.
That it was the mode of recitation contemplated by the author of the Iliad or Odyssey it is impossible to believe.
At certain periods after the burial, a khatmeh, or recitation of the whole of the Koran, is performed, and the tomb is visited by the women relations and friends of the deceased.
The highly theatrical manner of recitation which was fostered by the spirit of competition, and by the example of the stage, cannot have done justice to the even movement of the epic style.
At court much time was given to poetic recitation, often accompanied by music, and accomplished poets received liberal rewards.
The recitation class was the best place to practice sample problems and ask questions about the lecture.
It is noticeable that even the more highly developed forms of liturgical prayer tend, in the recitation of divine titles, attributes and the like, to present a survival of this magical use of potent names.
Arias, soliloquies and an occasional snippet of poetry punctuate your servers' recitation of the evening specials.
Besides the Istituto di studii superiori there is the Istituto di scienze sociali "Cesare Alfieri," founded by the marchese Alfieri di Sostegno for the education of aspirants to the diplomatic and consular services, and for students of economics and social sciences (about 50 students); an academy of fine arts, a conservatoire of music, a higher female training-college with 150 students, a number of professional and trade schools, and an academy of recitation.
The fame of the martyrs led to the building of a basilica in their honour at Carthage; and their annual commemoration required that the brevity and obscurity of their Acts should be supplemented and explained, to make them suitable for public recitation.
regulated the recitation.
resists all attempts to short circuit recitation of irrelevant facts.
The above scholar's comment shows that it was deliberately expunged from the recitation due to it being in conflict with the Uthmanic text.
pacify the crowd with a recitation of Nervous Norvus's ' Wild Dogs Of Kentucky ' .
One medium claimed to to have contacted her and gave a full recitation in English.
Part of the celebrations was a Variety Show, including a recitation from Paul.
recitation accompanied by drumming.
There was a circle of druids in the stones doing a recitation.
It is followed by a recitation from the Qur'an.
A small group of the Vedic Pandits walked five miles to where we were staying, so that we could experience their Vedic recitation.
This is, in its purest form, the life of a hero, composed in regular form, governed by fixed rules, and intended for oral recitation.
All of that is an attempt to say what a mere recitation of the story, or a mere photograph, couldn't say.
In it he had objected to his daughter being subjected to teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance every morning under a statewide policy.
The book covers the background to the case with great erudition but avoids tedium and dry recitation of facts.
recitation contest is aimed at pupils studying German at all levels.
Those of you who were in attendance will remember how much fun we had at our poetry recitation last February.
recitation of ritual prayer.
recitation of irrelevant facts.
recitation of mantras and the use of drums and cymbals.
recitation of poetry.
recitation of some verses is abrogated tho their provisions are retained.
Besides recitation and residence halls, it has the Lawrence Hall Library (1846), containing (1910) 68,000 volumes, the Thompson Memorial Chapel (1904), the Lasell Gymnasium (1886), an infirmary (1895), the Hopkins Observatory (1837) and the Field Memorial Observatory (1882), the Thompson Chemical Laboratory (1892), the Thompson Biological Laboratory (1893) and the Thompson Physical Laboratory (1893).
In the second case it will be supported by pleading, involving on the one hand self-abasement; with confession of sins and promises of repentance and reform, or on the other hand self-justification, in the shape of the t xpression of faith and recitation of past services, together with reminders of previous favour shown.
Damiani advocated the substitution of flagellation for the recitation of the penitential psalms, and drew up a scale according to which 1000 strokes were equivalent to ten psalms, and 15,000 to the whole psalter.
A revision of the breviary, which would have involved the omission of some of the less credible legends, came to nothing, while the recitation of the office in honour of the Santa Casa at Loreto was imposed on all the clergy.
Since the pontificate of Innocent III., however, the Latin Church has placed the subdiaconate among the greater or sacred orders, the subdeacon being obliged to the law of celibacy and bound to the daily recitation of the breviary offices.
Forced and distorted expression, exaggerated emphasis, point and antithesis, an affected prettiness, are studied with the view of gaining the applause of audiences who thronged the lecture and recitation rooms in search of temporary excitement.
Of the epic poets of the Silver Age P. Papinius Statius (c. 45-96) shows the greatest technical skill and the richest pictorial fancy in the execution of detail; but his epics have no true inspiring motive, and, although the recitation of the Thebaid could attract and charm an audience in the days of Juvenal, it really belongs to the class of poems so unsparingly condemned both by him and Martial.
He would also, if he had by this time composed his history, or any considerable portion of it, begin to make it known by recitation among his friends.
The answer to this question will be in many cases negative or affirmative according to our strict adherence or the reverse to the definition of the priest set forth above as " a minister whose stated business it was to perform on behalf of the community certain ritual acts, in some cases sacrifices (or the recitation of prayers), directed Godwards."
Just as many of the punishments enjoined by the Roman criminal code were gradually commuted by medieval legislators for pecuniary fines, so the years or months of fasting enjoined by the earlier ecclesiastical codes were commuted for proportionate fines, the recitation of a certain number of psalms, and the like.
In 1456, the recitation of a few prayers before a church crucifix earned a Pardon of 20,000 years for every such repetition (Glassberger in Analecta Franciscana, ii.
The example set by Crates led to the production of a new edition of the epic poem of Naevius, and to the public recitation of the Annals of Ennius, and (two generations later) the Satires of Lucilius.
and in him they shall acknowledge Christ as though present, and as far as is becoming shall venerate him"; poverty is enjoined, and this rule affects not only the individual but the common sustentation or care of the Society, except that in the case of colleges revenues are allowed "to be applied to the wants and necessities of the students"; and the private recitation of the Office is distinctly mentioned.
announced his intention of instituting reforms in the Society, especially in two points: the public recitation of the office in choir and the limitation of the general's office to a term of three years.
the addition of some words in the prayer Hanc igitur, the recitation of the Pater Noster at the end of the Canon immediately before the fraction of the bread, and the chanting of the Allelulia after the Gradual at other times besides the season of Easter) and two others in the ceremonial connected therewith (forbidding deacons to perform any musical portion of the service except the chanting of the gospel, and subdeacons to wear chasubles), neither the external nor the internal evidence appears to warrant belief that the Gregorian Sacramentary is his work.
He was also a supporter of the movement for abolishing the recitation of the Athanasian Creed in the public services of the Church of England, believing, as he said, that the "presence" of the damnatory clauses, "as they stand and where they stand, is a real peril to the Church and to Christianity itself," and that those clauses "are no essential part" of the creed.
" recitation," " reading," or, better still, is the equivalent of Aramaic geryana " lectionary "; or kitab, " writing "; or sura, which is perhaps the late-Hebrew shura,.
Moreover, the origin of Arabic philology is intimately connected with the recitation and exegesis of the Koran.
issued eight encyclicals on the devotion; he urged its recitation throughout October, and directed (1883) the insertion of the title regina sacratissimi rosarii in the Litany.
The recitation of epic poetry was called in historical times " rhapsody " (pai/icpbia).
Perhaps therefore the custom of public recitation was exceptional, 4 and unfortunately we do not know when or by whom it was introduced.
The question as between Solon and Hipparchus cannot be settled; but it is at least clear that a due order of recitation was secured by the presence of a person charged to give the rhapsodists their cue (uiro(iXXav).
The result of the notices now collected is to show that the early history of epic recitation consists of (r) passages in the Homeric hymns showing that poets contended for the prize at the great festivals, (2) the passing mention in Herodotus of rhapsodists at Sicyon, and (3) a law at Athens, of unknown date, regulating the recitation at the Panathenaea.
Again we do not hear of poetical contests (except in the story of Thamyris already mentioned) or of recitation of epic poetry at festivals.
The recitation of the Hesiodic poems was from the first unaccompanied by the lyre, i.e.
Again, the account of the Hipparchus is contradicted by Diogenes Laertius, who says that Solon provided for the due recitation of the Homeric poems. The only good authorities as to this point are the orators Lycurgus and Isocrates, who mention the law prescribing the recitation, but do not say when or by whom it was enacted.
The orators Lycurgus and Isocrates make a great deal of the recitation of Homer at the Panathenaea, but know nothing of the poems having been collected and arranged at Athens, a fact which would have redounded still more to the honour of the city.
Under these influences the older stories of Lycurgus bringing Homer to the Peloponnesus, and Solon providing for the recitation at Athens, were thrown into the shade.
The triple recitation is ascribed to Louis XI.
He shall then "live without a fire, without a house, without pleasures, without protection; remaining silent and uttering speech only on the occasion of the daily recitation of the Veda; begging so much food only in the village as will sustain his life, he shall wander about, neither caring for this world nor for heaven.
a Mishnic derivative from 55, hillel, " to praise"), a term in synagogal liturgy for (a) Psalms cxiii.-cxviii., often called "the Egyptian Hallel" because of its recitation during the paschal meal on the night of the Passover, (b) Psalm cxxxvi.
5) the custom of its recitation at the paschal meal was still of recent innovation.
But we have to picture him as anon coming out and gathering about him a tatterdemalion company, and jesting with them until they were in fits of laughter, for the sake of observing their burlesque physiognomies; anon as eagerly frequenting the society of men of science and learning of an older generation like the mathematician Benedetto Aritmetico, the physician, geographer and astronomer Paolo Toscanelli, the famous Greek Aristotelian Giovanni Argiropoulo; or as out-rivalling all the youth of the city now by charm of recitation, now by skill in music and now by feats of strength and horsemanship; or as stopping to buy caged birds in the market that he might set them free and watch them rejoicing in their flight; or again as standing radiant in his rose-coloured cloak and his rich gold hair among the throng of young and old on the piazza, and holding them spellbound while he expatiated on the great projects in art and mechanics that were teeming in his mind.
To repel these attacks he employed the talents of a number of court poets and artists, who in public recitation and pageant, in emblematic picture and banner and device, proclaimed the wisdom and kindness of his guardianship and the wickedness of his assailants.
For the next following years the ever-increasing gaiety and splendour of the Milanese court gave him continual employment in similar kinds, including the composition and recitation of jests, tales, fables and "prophecies" (i.e.
In both cases the repetition of the legend and the recitation of a string of mystical names serve, like some other tales, apocryphal and otherwise, as amulets, sufficient to protect from the devil.
It is written in the East Midland dialect, and is generally cited as the earliest dramatic work of any kind preserved in the language, though it was in reality probably intended for recitation rather than performance.
(See Absolution.) As confession is now administered in the Roman Church, the disciplinary penance is often little more than nominal, the recitation of a psalm or the like - stress being laid rather on the fulness of the confession and on the words of authoritative absolution.
Mabillon never allowed his studies to interfere with his life as a monk; he was noted for his regular attendance at the choral recitation of the office and the other duties of the monastic life, and for his deep personal religion, as well as for a special charm of character.
The college has about 70 acres of ground (and about 4000 acres of mountain land for forestry study), with a large recitation hall, a library, a chapel (seating 1400 persons), a science hall, an industrial hall, a brick-making plant, a woodwork building, a printing building, a tabernacle for commencement exercises and other buildings.
The tale is told largely through rhythmic recitation accompanied by drumming.
In public recitation it could be sung, as a way of giving proper emphasis to the essentially Trinitarian structure of all Christian prayer.
All of that is an attempt to say what a mere recitation of the story, or a mere photograph, could n't say.
The recitation contest is aimed at pupils studying German at all levels.
It recently revised an anthology Burns for Bairns mainly for the purpose of its recitation competitions.
The widow who came to the judge did not offer to the judge some mantra or some chant or some recitation of ritual prayer.
The dances involved ceremonial costumed rituals, recitation of mantras and the use of drums and cymbals.
The traditional scene is the gathering of villagers in the evening for the telling of stories and the recitation of poetry.
In part 3, p. 72, he says The recitation of some verses is abrogated tho their provisions are retained.
Up until 1960, most people expected the recitation of prayer in school.
Carefully chosen loving words will be more powerful and memorable than any formulaic recitation, and those personal sentiments can be carried through many years as they are renewed with every loving gesture, phrase, and touch.
The investiture ceremony requires the newcomer to pledge through the recitation of the Girl Scout promise before she can receive her pin.
Before the days of radio and television, recitation was a form of family entertainment and children memorized poems for the entertainment of their extended families.
In some churches, the ceremony may be a simple party at the conclusion of a purity program, while other congregations may opt for more elaborate events including youth prayers, a recitation of purity vows, hymns, or a special communion.
Burn a CD of special romantic songs and include a recitation of the poem.
Simple activities, like skip counting and alphabet recitation, become fun if done with a parachute.
The rest of the movie is a lavish recitation of Max's search for revenge.
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