The Works of John Dryden,: The life of John Dryden

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William Miller, Albemarle Street, 1808
 

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Seite 189 - In the Art of exciting Pity, she had a Power beyond all the Actresses I have yet seen, or what your Imagination can conceive.
Seite 452 - One day a great feast was held ; and after dinner the representation of Solomon his Temple, and the coming of the Queen of Sheba, was made, or (as I may better say) was meant to have been made, before their Majesties, by device of the Earl of Salisbury and others.
Seite 88 - But not for a lip, nor a languishing eye: She's fickle and false, and there we agree, For I am as false and as fickle as she: We neither believe what either can say, And, neither believing, we neither betray. 'Tis civil to swear, and say things of course; We mean not the taking for better, for worse. When present we love, when absent agree: 10 I think not of Iris, nor Iris of me. The legend of love no couple can find So easy to part, or so equally joined.
Seite 401 - Her eyes, her lips, her cheeks, her shape, her features, Seem to be drawn by Love's own hand ; by Love, Himself in love...
Seite 463 - Took all the ungodly pains, and got the least. Thus did the thriving malady prevail ; The court its head, the poets but the tail. The sin was of our native growth, 'tis true ; The scandal of the sin was wholly new. Misses there were, but modestly concealed ; Whitehall the naked Venus first revealed, Who standing as at Cyprus in her shrine, The strumpet was adored with rites divine.
Seite 338 - Call you that desperate, which, by a line Of institution, from our ancestors Hath been derived down to us, and received In a succession for the noblest way Of breeding up our youth, in letters, arms, Fair mien, discourses, civil exercise, And all the blazon of a gentleman ? Where can he learn to vault, to ride, to fence, To move his body gracefuller, to speak His language purer, or to tune his mind Or manners more to the harmony of nature, Than in these nurseries of nobility?
Seite 459 - His onset was violent: those passages which while they stood single had passed with little notice, when they were accumulated and exposed together, excited horror; the wise and the pious caught the alarm, and the nation wondered why it had so long suffered irreligion and licentiousness to be openly taught at the public charge.
Seite 246 - I THINK, or hope at least, the coast is clear ; That none but men of wit and sense are here ; That our Bear-garden friends are all away, Who bounce with hands and feet, and cry, Play, play...
Seite 459 - He was formed for a controvertist ; with sufficient learning ; with diction vehement and pointed, though often vulgar and incorrect : with unconquerable pertinacity ; with wit in the highest degree keen and sarcastick ; and with all those powers exalted and invigorated by just confidence in his cause.
Seite 456 - With shouting and hooting we pierce through the sky, And Echo turns hunter, and doubles the cry. JANUS Then our age was in its prime : CHRONOS Free from rage.

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