The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by Himself and Others: To which Were Added, a New Life of the Author, an Estimate of His Poetical Character and Writings, and Occasional Remarks, Volume 6
C. and J. Rivington, 1824
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Addison admirable alludes appears Bowles called cause character court critics death edition English Epistle equal excellent expression eyes father fool gave genius give given grace hand head heart honour Horace imitation Italy keep kind king known Lady language late laws learned less letter lines live Lord manner mean mind moral Muse nature never NOTES observed once original passage perhaps person piece play pleased poem poet poetry poor Pope Pope's praise present published Queen Quid quod reason ridicule rise satire says seems sense shew speak spirit strong style Swift taste tell thing thought translation true truth turn verse vice virtue Warburton Warton whole write written wrote
Page 177 - For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right...
Page 82 - Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In puns, or politics, or tales, or lies, Or spite, or smut, or rhymes, or blasphemies. His wit all seesaw, between that and this, Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, And he himself one vile antithesis.
Page 41 - A clerk, foredoom'd his father's soul to cross, Who pens a stanza, when he should engross?
Page 36 - Me, let the tender office long engage, To rock the cradle of reposing age, With lenient arts extend a mother's breath, Make languor smile, and smooth the bed of death, Explore the thought, explain the asking eye, And keep a while one parent from the sky!
Page 40 - tis past a doubt, All Bedlam, or Parnassus, is let out: Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide? They pierce my thickets, through my grot they glide, By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the chariot, and they board the barge.
Page 75 - Oh let me live my own, and die so too ! (To live and die is all I have to do:) Maintain a Poet's dignity and ease, And see what friends, and read what books I please : Above a Patron, tho...
Page 414 - ... male necne Lepos saltet; sed quod magis ad nos pertinet et nescire malum est agitamus: utrumne divitiis homines an sint virtute beati; quidve ad amicitias, usus rectumne, trahat nos; 75 et quae sit natura boni summumque quid eius.
Page 464 - So bright is thy beauty, so charming thy song, As had drawn both the beasts and their Orpheus along : But such is thy avarice, and such is thy pride, That the beasts must have starved, and the poet have died. THE BALANCE OF EUROPE. Now Europe balanced, neither side prevails ; For nothing's left in either of the scales.
Page 81 - Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings...