Impartial Strictures on the Poem Called "The Pursuits of Literature:": And Particularly a Vindication of the Romance of "The Monk" ...

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J. Bell, 1798 - 56 Seiten
 

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Seite 2 - Created half to rise, and half to fall: Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth, in endless error hurl'd; The glory jest, and riddle of the world!
Seite 101 - Though he inherit Nor the pride, nor ample pinion, That the Theban eagle bear, Sailing with supreme dominion Through the azure deep of air...
Seite 62 - tis enough to temper and employ ; But what compofes Man , can Man deftroy ? Suffice that Reafon keep to Nature's road , 1 1 S Snbject, compound them, follow her and God. Love , Hope , and Joy , fair pleafure's fmiling train , Hate , Fear , and Grief, the family of pain , Thefe mix'd "with art , and to due bounds confin'd , Make and maintain the balance of the mind...
Seite 9 - And more than Echoes talk along the walls. Here, as I watch'd the dying lamps around, From yonder shrine I heard a hollow sound. 'Come, sister, come!' (it said, or seem'd to say) 'Thy place is here, sad sister, come away! Once like thyself, I trembled, wept, and pray'd, Love's victim then, tho...
Seite 47 - He fasted in the day-time, and watched in the night. All the inhabitants of the country had such a great veneration for him, and so highly valued his prayers, that they commonly applied to him, when they had any favour to beg of Heaven. When he made vows for the health of a sick person, the patient was immediately cured. It happened that the daughter of the king of that country fell into a dangerous distemper, the cause of which the physicians could not discover, yet they...
Seite 100 - Oreo. multa Dircaeum levat aura cycnum, tendit, Antoni, quotiens in altos nubium tractus. ego apis Matinae more modoque grata carpentis thyma per laborem plurimum circa nemus uvidique 30 Tiburis ripas operosa parvus carmina flngo.
Seite 104 - Pallas guarded through the dreadful field ; Might darts be bid to turn their points away, And swords around him innocently play; The war's whole art with wonder had he seen, And counted heroes where he counted men. So fought each host, with thirst of glory fired, And crowds on crowds triumphantly expired.
Seite 125 - The figur'd games of Greece the column grace; Neptune and Jove furvey the rapid race : The youths hang o'er their chariots as they run; The fiery fteeds...
Seite 48 - ... he suggested to him. But the officers before they would yield to leave the princess, sent one of their number to know the king's pleasure. That monarch, who had an entire confidence in Barsisa, never in the least scrupled the trusting of his daughter with him.
Seite 32 - The LEARNED CRITIC calls for this liberality of judgment in behalf of the Poets, with whom particularly he was concerned. I find myfelf, juft at this prefent, very much difpofed to claim the fame confideration for the writers in Profe; having in my mind two paffages from two celebrated writers in that form, which I am ftrongly tempted to fend you. The late Dr. Ogden, who in my judgment holds the very higheft rank amongft the moji eminent preachers, in one of thofe excellent fermons on the fifth commandment,...

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