Augustan Studies: Essays in Honor of Irvin Ehrenpreis

Douglas Lane Patey, Timothy Keegan
University of Delaware Press, 1985 - 270 pagina's
Fifteen essay span the whole of the Augustan period (1660-1800). The volume concludes with a checklist of Ehrenpreis's published works.

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Literary History and the Ballad of George Barnwel
Some Patterns in Epitaph and Elegy
A Perpetual Torrent Drydens Lucretian Style
The Wit and Weight of Clarendon
The Barbinade and the SheTragedy On John Bankss The Unhappy Favourite
Fatal Marriages? Restoration Plays Embedded in EighteenthCentury Novels
Sincerity Delusion and Character in the Fiction of Defoe and the Sincerity Crisis of His Time
Swifts SelfPortraits in Verse
Jonathan Richardsons Morning Thoughts
Sternes Script The Performing of Tristram Shandy
Johnsons Rasselas Limits of Wisdom Limits of Art
Johnsonian Prospectuses and Proposals
Curious Eye Some Aspects of Visual Description in EighteenthCentury Literature
Sentimental Deeducation
A Handlist of Published Works

Insects Vermin and Horses Gullivers Travels and Virgils Georgics

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Pagina 241 - In darkness, and amid the many shapes Of joyless day-light; when the fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world, Have hung upon the beatings of my heart, How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee O sylvan Wye!
Pagina 154 - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Pagina 242 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around, And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew. But past is all his fame. The very spot Where many a time he triumphed, is forgot.
Pagina 133 - In Pope I cannot read a line, But with a sigh I wish it mine; When he can in one couplet fix More sense than I can do in six; It gives me such a jealous fit, I cry, "Pox take him and his wit!
Pagina 37 - Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Pagina 135 - Suppose me dead; and then suppose A club assembled at the Rose; Where from discourse of this and that, I grow the subject of their chat: And, while they toss my name about, With favour some, and some without; One quite...
Pagina 41 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Pagina 51 - Lucretius (I mean of his soul and genius) is a certain kind of noble pride and positive assertion of his opinions. He is everywhere confident of his own reason, and assuming an absolute command, not only over his vulgar reader, but even his patron Memmius. For he is always bidding him attend as if he had the rod over him, and using a magisterial authority while he instructs him.
Pagina 60 - tis all a cheat, Yet fool'd with hope, men favour the deceit ; Trust on and think to-morrow will repay ; To-morrow's falser than the former day ; Lies worse ; and while it says we shall be blest With some new joys, cuts off what we possest.
Pagina 19 - I have observed those countries, where trade is promoted and encouraged, do not make discoveries to destroy, but to improve mankind by love and friendship; to tame the fierce and polish the most savage...

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