The Works of Richard Savage ...

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T. Evans, 1777 - 275 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 92 - And coldly conscious of a husband's right, You had faint-drawn me with a form alone, A lawful lump of life by force your own ! Then, while your backward will retrench'd...
Σελίδα 250 - Licence of the prefs, had afperfed almoft all the great characters of the age ; and this with impunity, their own perfons and names being utterly fecret and obfcure. This gave Mr. Pope the thought, that he had now fome opportunity of doing good, by detecting and dragging into light thefe common Enemies of mankind ; fince to invalidate this univerfal (lander, it fufficed to (hew what contemptible men were the authors of it. He was not without hopes, that by...
Σελίδα 91 - He lives to build, not boast, a generous race : No tenth transmitter of a foolish face : His daring hope no sire's example bounds ; His first-born lights no prejudice confounds.
Σελίδα 20 - Envy, he replied, all ireful rife, Envy purfues alone the brave and wife ; Maro and Socrates infpire her pain, And Pope, the monarch of the tuneful train ! To whom be Nature's, and Britannia's praife ! All their bright honours...
Σελίδα 251 - He was not without hopes that, by manifesting the dulness of those who had only malice to recommend them, either the booksellers would not find their account in employing them, or the men themselves, when discovered, want courage to proceed in so unlawful an occupation. This it was that gave birth to the Dunciad...
Σελίδα 252 - 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 142 - ... form'd by nature free, The nameless tortures cruel minds invent, Those to subject, whom nature equal meant? If these you dare (albeit, unjust success...
Σελίδα 31 - By woe, the foul to daring adYion fwells ; By woe, in plaintlefs patience it excels; From patience, prudent clear experience fprings, And traces knowledge thro' the courfe of things! Thence hope is form'd, thence fortitude, fuccefs, Renown : — whate'er men covet and carefs. This performance was always confidered by himfelf as his mafter-piece ; and Mr.
Σελίδα 266 - Gay, and at others Theory Burnet, or Addison. I abridged histories and travels, translated from the French what they never wrote, and was expert at finding out new titles for old books. ' When a notorious thief was hanged, I was the Plutarch to preserve his memory ; and when a great man died, mine were his remains, and mine the account of his last will and testament...
Σελίδα 243 - Rights invade, Of Jargon and of Poifon form a Trade. So canting Coblers, while from Tubs they teach, Buffoon the Gofpel they pretend to preach. 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 the Attorney and the Catch-poll Prey.

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