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Whether Mr. Addison did find it conformable to his taste, or not, best appears from
his own testimony the year following its publication, in these words: Mr. A D D 1
so N, FR E E H ol D E R, N° 4o. “When I consider myself as a British freeholder, ...
where he says : the Reader “will be as much pleased to find me a “Dunce in my
Old age, as he was to “proveme a brisk blockhead in my Youth.” Wherever there
was any room for Briskness, or Alacrity of any sort, even in Jinking, he hath had it
Or, at one bound o'er-leaping all his laws, Make God Man's Image, Man the final
Cause, Find Virtue local, all Relation scorn, 48o See all in Self, and but for self be
born: Of nought so certain as our Reason still, Of nought so doubtful as of Soul ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review