Sir Samuel Garth und seine Stellung zum komischen Epos, Issues 1-4

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C. Winter's universitätsbuchhandlung, 1900 - Epic poetry - 114 pages
 

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Page 109 - But chiefly Love — to Love an altar built, - Of twelve vast French romances, neatly gilt. There lay three garters, half a pair of gloves, And all the trophies of his former loves ; With tender billet-doux he lights the pyre, And breathes three amorous sighs to raise the fire : Then prostrate falls, and begs, with ardent eyes, Soon to obtain, and long possess the prize.
Page 110 - Fruits of dull heat, and sooterkins of wit. Next, o'er his books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole, How here he sipp'd, how there he plunder'd snug, And suck'd all o'er, like an industrious bug.
Page 38 - Addison, Congreve, and Garth, were there at the reading. In four or five places lord Halifax stopt me very civilly, and with a speech each time of much the same kind, "I beg your pardon, Mr. Pope; but there is something in that passage that does not quite please me. Be so good as to mark the place, and consider it a little at your leisure. I am sure you can give it a little turn.
Page 38 - All you need do (said he) is to leave them just as they are ; call on Lord Halifax two or three months hence, thank him for his kind observations on those passages, and then read them to him as altered. I have known him much longer than you have, and will be answerable for the event...
Page 99 - Phoebus rose, he had implor'd Propitious Heav'n, and ev'ry pow'r ador'd, But chiefly Love - to Love an altar built, Of twelve vast French Romances, neatly gilt. There lay three garters, half a pair of gloves...
Page 101 - And screen'd in shades from day's detested glare, She sighs for ever on her pensive bed, Pain at her side, and Megrim at her head.
Page 99 - But chiefly Love — to Love an Altar built, Of twelve vast French Romances, neatly gilt. There lay three garters, half a pair of gloves; And all the trophies of his former loves; 40 With tender Billet-doux he lights the pyre, And breathes three am'rous sighs to raise the fire.
Page 89 - Cependant cet oiseau qui prône les merveilles , Ce monstre composé de bouches et d'oreilles • , Qui , sans cesse volant de climats en climats , Dit partout ce qu'il sait et ce qu'il ne sait pas ; La Renommée enfin, cette prompte courrière, Va d'un mortel effroi glacer la perruquière ; Lui dit que son époux , d'un faux zèle conduit , Pour placer un lutrin doit veiller cette nuit.
Page 110 - Nay let thy men of wit too be the same, All full of thee, and differing but in name; But let no alien Sedley interpose To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose.
Page 108 - Belinda may vouchsafe to view: Slight is the subject, but not so the praise, If she inspire, and he approve my lays. Say what strange motive, Goddess! could compel A well-bred lord t

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