The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, Volume 19, Page 3

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H. Hughs, 1779
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Page 295 - Intrust thy fortune to the Powers above. Leave them to manage for thee, and to grant What their unerring wisdom sees thee want: In goodness as in greatness they excel; Ah that we lov'd ourselves but half so well!
Page 277 - Look round the habitable world, how few Know their own good, or knowing it pursue.
Page 222 - What age so large a crop of vices bore, Or when was avarice extended more ? When were the dice with more profusion thrown ? DKYDEN.
Page 215 - For (to speak sincerely) the manners of nations and ages are not to be confounded; we should either make them English or leave them Roman.
Page 126 - I had intended to have put in practice, (though far unable for the attempt of such a poem,) and to have left the stage, to which my genius never much inclined me, for a work which would have taken up my life in the performance of it. This too I had intended chiefly for the honour of my native country, to which a poet is particularly obliged.
Page 230 - Follow'd the prizes through each paltry town, By trumpet-cheeks and bloated faces known. But now, grown rich, on drunken holidays, 6s At their own costs exhibit public plays ; Where influenc'd by the rabble's bloody will, With thumbs bent back, they popularly kill.
Page 184 - His thoughts are sharper, his indignation against vice is more vehement ; his spirit has more of the commonwealth genius ; he treats tyranny, and all the vices attending it, as they deserve, with the utmost...
Page 26 - Freed from his keepers, thus, with broken reins, The wanton courser prances o'er the plains, Or in the pride of youth o'erleaps the mounds, And snuffs the females in forbidden grounds.
Page 111 - For great contemporaries whet and cultivate each other ; and mutual borrowing, and commerce, makes the common riches of learning, as it does of the civil government.
Page 281 - Formed in the forge, the pliant brass is laid } On anvils ; and of head and limbs are made, > Pans, cans, and...

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