The Works of Richard Savage, Esq. ...: With an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, Τόμος 2

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William Whitestone, 1777 - 275 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 235 - ... unlawful an occupation. This it was that gave birth to the Dunciad...
Σελίδα 236 - On the day the book was first vended, a crowd of authors besieged the shop; entreaties, advices, threats of law and battery, nay cries of treason, were all employed to hinder the coming out of the ' Dunciad ;' on the other side, the booksellers and hawkers made as great efforts to procure it . What could a few poor authors do against so great a majority as the public ? There was no stopping a torrent with a finger; so out it came. " Many ludicrous circumstances attended it. The Dunces...
Σελίδα 88 - What ripening virtues might have made their way ? He might have liv'd till folly died in shame, Till kindling wisdom felt a thirst for fame.
Σελίδα 88 - Pity's eye condemn'd to see. Remembrance veils his rage, but swells his fate ; Griev'd I forgive, and am grown cool too late. Young, and unthoughtful then ; who knows, one day, What ripening virtues might have made their way...
Σελίδα 225 - Boaft petty courts, whence rules new rigour draw, Unknown to Nature's and to Statute-law ; Quirks that explain all faving rights away, To give th' attorney and the catchpoll prey.
Σελίδα 234 - ... poets were ranged in classes, to which were prefixed almost all the letters of the alphabet (the greatest part of them at random) ; but such...
Σελίδα 234 - ... all the great characters of the age, and this with impunity, their own persons and names being utterly secret and obscure.
Σελίδα 196 - Some ring or letter now reveals th' intrigue : Queens, with their minions, work unfeemly things, And boys grow dukes, when catamites to kings. Does a prince die ? What poifons they furmife ! No royal mortal fure by nature dies.
Σελίδα 38 - Now rapt ! now more than man ! — I see him climb, To view this speck of earth from worlds sublime ! I see him now o'er Nature's works preside ! How clear the vision ! and the scene how wide...
Σελίδα 210 - No more enflame him, and no more enthral. He feeks no more, in Rufus' hall, renown ; Nor envies Pelf the jargon of the gown ; But pleas'd with competence, on rural plains, His wifdom courts that eafe his worth obtains. 30 Would private jars, which fudden rife, encreafe ? His candour fmiles all difcord into peace.

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