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" Though wit and art conspire to move your mind ; But dulness with obscenity must prove As shameful sure as impotence in love. In the fat age of pleasure, wealth, and ease, Sprang the rank weed, and thrived with large increase: When love was all an easy... "
An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of James I. and ... - Page 365
by William Harris - 1814
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Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1722
...wealth, and eafe, Sprung the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increafe;. When Love was all an eafy Monarch's care ; Seldom at council, never in a war : Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ftatefmen farces writ ; Nay wits had penfions, and young Lords had wit — The fair fate...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751
...wealth, and eafe, 535 Sprung the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increafe : When love was all an eafy Monarch's care ; Seldom at council, never in a war : Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ftatefmen farces writ ; Nay wits had penfions, and young Lords had wit : The Fair fate panting...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1751 - 274 pages
...eafe, 535 Sprung the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increafe : • ; - *J When love was all an eafy Monarch's care ; Seldom at council, never in a war : Jilts rul'd the flate, and ftatefmen farces writ ; : Nay wits had penfions, and young Lords had wit : The Fair fate...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1754
...wealth, and eafe, 53; Sprung the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increafe: When love was all an eafy Monarch's care; Seldom at council, never in a war: Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ftatefinen farces writ; Nay wits had penfions, and young Lords had wit: •The Fair fate...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1760
...fubject of the third and laft divifion, which is, on the Morals of the Critic, When love was all an eafy Monarch's care ', Seldom at council, never in a war : Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ftatefmen farce's writ : Nay wits had penfions, and young Lords had wit f The Fair fate...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Life of Charles the Second, King ...

William Harris - Great Britain - 1766
...eafe, * Sprungthe rank weed,and thriv'd with large increafe j • When "' When love was all an eafy monarch's care-; ' Seldom at council, never in a war : * Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ilatefmen farces writ ; * Nay, wits had penfions, and young lords had wit : ' The fair fat...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 75-76

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...Sprang the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increase; When love was all an easy monarch's care, 536 Seldom at council, never in a war ; Jilts rul'd the...had wit; The fair sat panting at a courtier's play, . 540 And not a mask went unimprov'd away ; The modest fan was lifted up no more, And virgins smil'd...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 32-34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...wealth, and eaf^ Sprang the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increafe : When love was all an eafy Monarch's care ; Seldom at council, never in a war : Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ftatefirlen farces writ ; Nay wits had penf:ons, and young lords had wit : The Fair fat...
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The Poems, of the Late Christopher Smart, ... Consisting of His Prize Poems ...

Christopher Smart - 1791
...pleafure, wealth and eafe, Sprung the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increafe; When love was all an eafy monarch's care, Seldom at council, never in a war : Jilts rul'd the ftate, and ftatefmen farces writ ; Nay wits had penfions and young lords had wit : The fair fate panting...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...Sprang the rank weed, and thriv'd with large increase : When love was all an easy monarch's care, 536 Seldom at council, never in a war, Jilts rul'd the...had wit ; The fair sat panting at a courtier's play, 5W And not a mask went unimprov'd away ; The modest fan was lifted up no more, And virgins smil'd at...
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