The virtue of prosperity, is temperance; the virtue of adversity, is fortitude; which in morals is the more heroical
How different from the manly and heroical
poetry of Greece and Rome!
If he were only a little more heroical
, he would be a charming young man: for although he is not very handsome, I don't think you notice it in the least when you are intimate with him.
When Miss Sharp had performed the heroical
act mentioned in the last chapter, and had seen the Dixonary, flying over the pavement of the little garden, fall at length at the feet of the astonished Miss Jemima, the young lady's countenance, which had before worn an almost livid look of hatred, assumed a smile that perhaps was scarcely more agreeable, and she sank back in the carriage in an easy frame of mind, saying--"So much for the Dixonary; and, thank God, I'm out of Chiswick."
The wonderful generosity of her sentiments raises her at times into heroical
and godlike regions, and verifies the pictures of Minerva, Juno, or Polymnia; and by the firmness with which she treads her upward path, she convinces the coarsest calculators that another road exists than that which their feet know.
He covers Hero and Leander: constants and questions; the classical world; Ovid (often) moralized: the Middle Ages; heroical
poems: the Renaissance and after; folk and literary ballads; focal points: reflections in the lyric; the challenge of drama; the waves of the sea and love: Grillparzer and after; choice pieces of drollery: the burlesques; set to music: cantatas, operas, and musical plays; modern experiments; and some shallow story of deep love.
/ The people warlike, and the King renowned / For all heroical
and kingly virtues' [2.1]), admiration that both Soliman and his general Brusor reciprocate ('And had he worshipped Mahomet for Christ, / He might have borne me throughout the world' says Brusor of Erastus after seeing him perform victoriously in a tournament [3.1]).
I could wish my fortunes more honorable, my person more gracious, my mind more adorned with noble and heroical
virtues, yet, madam (that you think not your blood disparaged by mixture with mine), deign to know this: howsoever I once, only for your love, disguised myself in the service of your late lord and mine, yet my descent is as honourable as the proudest of your Spartan attempters.
Eventually, she manages to create her own army of the "Most Heroical
Spirits" (Bell I, 2.9, 118), "Noble Heroickesses" (Bell I, 2.9, 120), and "Effeminate Army" (Bell I, 3.11, 125), the latter in a positive sense.
(57) The nexus between melancholy and poetry for Burton appears manifest in 'Heroical
or Love Melancholy', a type of melancholy (properly called love melancholy) that includes, among its positive symptoms, a disposition towards the composition of poetry.
Other translators' assertiveness appears indirectly, such as John Harington's quasiauthorial byline on the central title of his translation, Orlando Furioso in English Heroical
Verse, by Iohn Haringto[n] ...
conceal the more conventional terminology of such dramas by labeling them "heroical
romance," not "chivalric romance." Given this misleading label is Guy Earl of Warwick (1593; 1590-c.