The Rolliad: In Two Parts ; Probationary Odes for the Laureatship ; and Political Eclogues: with Criticisms and Illustrations

J. Ridgway, 1799 - 524 pagina's

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Pagina 452 - But as for me, I am a worm, and no man; a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people.
Pagina 42 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold, Satan exalted sat...
Pagina 17 - The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers, And heavily in clouds brings on the day, The great, the important day, big with the fate Of Cato and of Rome.
Pagina 516 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. All. Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. 3 Witch. Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf : Witches...
Pagina 454 - Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his...
Pagina 10 - For, true to public virtue's patriot plan, He loves the minister, and not the man, Alike the advocate of North and wit, The friend of Shelburne and the guide of Pitt.
Pagina 382 - A double portion of my patriot zeal, " Active to spread the fire it dar'd to feel " Through raptur'd Senates, and with awful power " From the full fountain of the tongue "To roll the rapid tide along, " Till a whole nation caught the flame. " So on thy Sire shall Heav'n bestow " A blessing TULLY fail'd to know, " And redolent in thee diffuse thy Father's fame.
Pagina 355 - High fhe hangs the hero's fpear ; And there, with all the palms of peace combin'd, Her unpolluted hands the milder trophy rear. To Kings like thefe, her genuine theme, The Mufe a blamelefs homage pays ; To GEORGE, of kings like thefe fupreme.
Pagina 297 - Hail inexhausted, boundless spring Of sacred truth and Holy Majesty ! Grand is thy form — 'bout five feet ten, Thou well-built, worthiest, best of men ! Thy chest is stout, thy back is broad— Thy Pages view thee, and are aw'd ! Lo ! how thy white eyes roll ! Thy whiter eye-brows stare ! Honest soul ! Thou'rt witty, as thou'rt fair I III.
Pagina 17 - Jim with age, &c. &c." This is a very great beauty, for it fares with ideas, as with individuals ; we are the more interested in their fate, the better we are acquainted with them. But how inferior is Addison in this respect to our author ? Gimlets they are, &c.

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