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Seite v - Mufe fliall find it all, fliall make it feen, And teach the world his praife, to -charm his queen. Such be the annual truths my verfe imparts...
Seite xiv - Which paragraph was anfwer'd by the following in Mr. Hill's reply. ' A« to your oblique panegyric, I am not under fo blind an attachment to the goddefs I was devoted to in the Dunciad, but that I know it was a commendation; though a dirtier one than I wifhed for ; who am neither fond of fome of the company in which I was lifted — the noble. reward, for which I was to become a diver ;-— the...
Seite xiv - I knew it was a commendation; though a dirtier one than I wifhed for ; who am neither fond of fome of the company in which I was lifted — the noble reward, for which I was to become a diver ; — the...
Seite 10 - To prove his glorious pow'r unlimited, Ev'n from the late-made man, man's mighty Maker Stamp'da new form, ftill nearer to his own ; That form was woman, and that woman, wife. Woman, like fweet May dews on fummer's droughts, Breathes her all-foftening influence ; peace, and reft Are woman's gifts to man ; when toils, and cares Have worn our weary fouls, woman, dear woman, Is nature's downy pillow of repofe. Elf. What muft man be, if woman be thus charming? Athel. Man is a ftaff for your foft fex to...
Seite x - ... and admired, by thofe (of either fex) * who were acquainted with him He was tall, gen* teelly made, and not thin.
Seite xiv - Let half-soul'd poets still on poets fall, And teach the willing world to scorn them all. But, let no Muse, pre-eminent as thine, Of voice melodious, and of force divine, Stung by wits, wasps, all rights of rank forego, And turn, and snarl, and bite, at every foe.
Seite xv - The following epitaph he wrote, and purpos'd for a ' monument which he defigned to erect over her grave. Enough, cold ftone ! fuffice her long-lov'd name ; Words are too weak to pay her virtues claim. Temples, and tombs, and tongues, fhall wafte away, And power's vain pomp, in mould'ring duft decay. But e'er mankind a wite more perfect fee, Eternity, O Time ! fhall bury thee.
Seite xvii - I have owed the inducement to retouch, for Mr. Voltaire's ufe, the characters in his high boafted Merope ; and I have done it on a plan as near his own as I could bring it with a fafe confciencc, that is to fay, without diftafte to Englifh audiences.
Seite 345 - This play was composed in little more than a week, on which account it is no wonder that it should be, as he himself has described it, " an unpruned wilderness of fancy, with here and there a flower among the leaves; but without any fruit of judgment.
Seite 221 - I and the experience of both our theatres might have taught any writer, but fo dull a one as I am, that the Harlequins are gentlemen, of better intereft than the Harrys. The...

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