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English citations of proœmium

Noun: preface or introduction[edit]

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  • 1814 CE, George Dyer, History of the University and colleges of Cambridge, Deighton and Sons; Volume I, Chapter V, page #91:
    Indeed it is evident that the latter proœmium was the exemplar of the former.
  • 1828 CE, John Johnstone and Samuel Parr, Extracts from Answer to Combe’s Statement., in The works of Samuel Parr, LL.D., Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green; Volume III, page #526:
    A better word, proœmium, is, indeed, to be found, and for this rhetorical word the Doctor might have met with authority in Cassiodorus, page 367 of the Antiqui Rhetores Latini, edit. Capperon, or in Qumtilian, cap. 1, lib. iv. edit Burman. But surely when a writer, being at liberty to use principium, or exordium, or proœmium, yet uses proloquium, “ he shows,” as Lord Bacon says of the schoolmen, “ a strange disregard to the pureness, pleasantness, and lawfulness of the phrase.”
  • 1840 CE, Karl Otfried Müller, History of the Literature of Ancient Greece, Baldwin and Cradock; Volume I, Chapter VIII, page #94:
    Accordingly the verses 1—35, 68—74, 104—115, would form the original proœmium, in the connexion of which there is nothing objectionable, except that the last invocation of the Muses is somewhat overloaded by the repetition of the same thought with little alteration.
  • 1848 CE, Henry Hallam, Introduction to the literature of Europe, Harper & Brothers; Volume II, Chapter IX, § II, ¶ 18, page #261:
    In the proœmium to this treatise he observes, that almost all anatomists have hitherto supposed with Galen, that the mechanism of the pulse is the same as that of respiration.

English citations of proœmion

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  • 1820 CE, Christoph Martin Wieland, Lucian of Samosata, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; Volume II, page #615:
    Lucian seems to have patched up the first half of of  this proœmion from the exordium of the oration of Demosthenes for the Crown, […]
  • 1901 CE, Tennyson, quoted in Men & Letters, Richard Folkard & Son; third edition, page #16:
    Forgetful how my rich proœmion makes
     Thy glory fly along the Italian field
    In lays that will outlast thy deity.
  • 1906 CE, Benjamin I. Wheeler, Journal of Proceedings and Addresses of the Seventh Annual Conference, in The Association of American Universities; page #14:
    I shall undertake this afternoon to present nothing more than a brief outline of views that may be suited to serve as a proœmion to the discussion of the afternoon. There is very little dogma involved in the statements which we present to you, inasmuch as dogma is not ordinarily understood to have a place in a proœmion.
  • 1911 CE, Henry Osborn Taylor, The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages, Macmillan & Co.; third edition, Chapter IX, part II, page #260:
    The structure of Romanos’ hymns rested upon accent and the number of syllables. Each hymn opens with a proœmion of from one to three strophes.