This was sometimes done with great success, and very perfect imitations of the natural stone were produced.
He appealed in his odes and sonnets to a restricted audience already educated by the chivalrous love-poetry of Provence and by Italian imitations of that style.
Finally, the bucolic poet Quita produced the tragedies Segunda Castro, Hermione and two others, but these imitations from the French, for all the taste they show, were stillborn, and in the absence of court patronage, which was exclusively bestowed on the Lisbon opera, then the best equipped in Europe, Portugal remained without a drama of its own.
Johnson's imitations of Satires iii.
Next comes the mathematical world of space, then the corporeal world, and finally the empirical world with its ]imitations of space and time.