A Key to the Lock. Or, A Treatise Proving, Beyond All Contradiction, the Dangerous Tendency of a Late Poem, Entituled, The Rape of the Lock, to Government and Religion

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J. Roberts near the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane., 1715 - 32 pages
 

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Page 15 - ... treaty ; and particularly levels at the refusal some people made to drink her majesty's health. Sir Plume (a proper name for a soldier) has all the circumstances that agree with prince Eugene : Sir Plume, of amber snuffbox justly vain, And the nice conduct of a clouded cane, With earnest eyes 'Tis remarkable, this general is a great taker of snuff, as well as towns...
Page 10 - I happened to be in company with the young lady, to whom the poem is dedicated. She alfo took up the character of Belinda with much franknefs and good humour, though the author has given us a hint, in his * dedication, that he meant fomething further. This lady is alfo a roman catholick.
Page 24 - Form'da vast buckle for his widow's gown; Her infant grandame's whistle next it grew, The bells she jingled, and the whistle blew; Then in a bodkin grac'd her mother's hairs, Which long she wore, and now Belinda wears.
Page i - A KEY TO THE LOCK : OR, A TREATISE, Proving beyond all contradiction the dangerous tendency of a late poem, entitled, The Rape of the Lock, to government and religion.
Page 29 - Of these the chief, the care of nations own. So St. George is imagined by the papists to defend England, St. Patrick Ireland, St. James Spain, &c. Now, what is the consequence of all this ? By granting that they have this power, we must be brought back again to pray to them. The toilette is an artful recommendation of the mass, and pompous ceremonies of the church of Rome.
Page 21 - And mow'd down armies in the fights of Lu, Sad chance of war! now destitute of aid, Falls undistinguish'd by the victor Spade! Thus far both armies to Belinda yield; Now to the Baron fate inclines the field. His warlike Amazon her host invades, Th' imperial consort of the crown of Spades.
Page 29 - Now, what is the confequence of all this ? By granting that they have this power, we muft be brought back again to pray to them. The toilette is an artful recommendation of the mafs, and pompous ceremonies of the church of Rome. The unveiling of the altar ', the...
Page 26 - ... the whole. In the first place, he has conveyed to us the doctrine of guardian angels and patron...
Page 13 - France, which he fatirically calls romances: hinting thereby, that thefe promifes and proteftations Were no more to be relied on than thofe idle legends. Of thefe he is faid to build an altar ; to intimate that the foundation of his fchemes and honours was fixed upon the French romances abovementioned g. A fan, a garter, half a pair of gloves.
Page 11 - The only po/lulatum or conceffion which I defire to be made me, is, that by the Lock is meant THE BARRIER TREATY ro.

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